India’s largest makerspace to come up in Hyderabad
India’s largest maker-space, a prototyping and design centre, will come up next year in Hyderabad and will have equipment worth over US$ 20 million, Telangana’s industry minister, K.T. Rama Rao announced. To be known as T-Works, the facility will come up over 2322.57sqm with many partners offering their software tools and equipment.
Modelled on the lines of maker-spaces in other countries and customised to Indian needs, this will probably be the world’s second largest facility of its kind, the minister said.
Anybody with an idea can collaborate with other people at T-Works and convert his or her designs into a working prototype.
“T-Works will allow anyone young or old, school students, graduates or retired professors— man or woman—to collaborate with other intelligent individuals and convert their designs on paper or a PC into a working prototype,” said Rama Rao.
Open to all Indians, the facility will have CNC machines, cutting machines of all kinds, welding and carpentry tools, PCB assembly machines, and 3D printers of all ranges.
“This, I believe, is going to change the way we do business, especially with respect to the design and hardware space in India,” he said.
The minister said T-Works will help in making products in domains like mechanical, electromechanics, electronics and the semiconductor space. It will also help in making products in the automobile, IoT, avionics, drones, medical devices/instruments, defence equipment, consumer electronics, telecom, mobile devices, gadgets and sensors spaces.