Speaker Building Workshop

Learn to build your own quality wooden speakers

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Build your own set of speakers guided by experienced electronics engineer and MakerSpace & Co studio tenant, René Becker from Organic Audio.  Over a course of four nights you will be given the tools, guidance and materials to build your very own pair of high quality speakers.

This 4 class course teaches you the following:
- Basic woodworking skills
- Understanding of the speaker components
- How speakers produce sound
- What makes a high performing speaker
- Introduction to Hi-Fi and how to set up a Hi-Fi system at home

You get to be creative, using your hands as tools and develop skills in speaker design, construction and theory. By the end of the course, you walk home with your own pair of hand-crafted speakers and the knowledge you need to set up a Hi-Fi system in your home.

Our workshop manager Briana Trujillo will induct you and assist you in our Wood & Metal workshops where you will use our Panel Saw, Drop Saw, Table Router, Drill Press, Horizontal Band Saw, Sanding Equipment & Drills to create your speakers. 


René Becker is an electronics engineer from the Netherlands who has been making audio electronics as a hobby for the past 20 years. He recently quit his career as engineer in the chemical industry, where he designed electrochemical instrumentation, to pursue his passion of making beautiful audio electronics professionally under the name Aside from speakers, René has been mainly making amplifiers, preamplifiers, guitar effects, theremins and other crazy electronics that make weird sounds.

PLEASE NOTE when booking a class with MakerSpace &company you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

Student age 

MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, and our classes and facilities are designed for adults.

The reality is that MakerSpace is simply not set up to accommodate children. For further information please click here:

Disabled access 

Unfortunately our new space does not offer suitable wheelchair accessible bathroom facilities. We are currently working on improving our facilities to make them accessible for all. 


We have very limited parking spaces on Gerald Street so if you're driving here please allow time to look for parking on our street or nearby streets.

Dress Requirements

Students must wear covered shoes, have long hair tied back and wear appropriate safety gear when using equipment.  All students will be shown how to use appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).


MakerSpace &company and its tutors will provide training in how to use all equipment and relevant machinery and tools to students during the course.  It is essential that no equipment or machinery be used while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 While all care will be taken, it is the responsibility of the student to follow all instructions and use all the equipment in a safe and responsible manner.

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What you will learn
  • Basic woodworking skills
  • How to perform listening tests
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an expert coach.

What to bring
  • Materials costs included in ticket
What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy) Please wear closed shoes and tie long hair back.

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!


MakerSpace & Company

Vendor since 2019

A place for people to make things

Our agenda is to build a culture of innovation and excellence in Australian design, whilst strengthening the local community by bringing people together.

We are a place for locals to participate in the culture of making, and for visitors to experience the best in Australian Design across furniture, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, industrial design and more.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at MakerSpace & Company or organised by MakerSpace & Company must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by MakerSpace & Company.


I agree to give MakerSpace & Company unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at MakerSpace & Company classes and events or on MakerSpace & Company's premises. (For use of MakerSpace & Company marketing materials).


MakerSpace & Company requires 5 days (120 hours) notice in writing prior to the class for a 75% refund or transfer.  If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions


 Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email

 Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date. 

Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.

 Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.

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