Nigel Scott

Nigel runs MakeRoom, a Maker Space in Wellington that teaches weekly STEM and Making classes to 8-14 year olds as well as holiday programmes and adult classes. Having originally trained as a theatre technician he spent 20 years in the film industry as a music editor and sound engineer. He specialises in teaching STEM subjects by incorporating discussions and demonstrations into practical projects that use a diverse range of making skills.

Work with

Nigel Scott

Over the last 7 years of MakeRoom, the company has built a diverse curriculum designed to
extend and nurture students for whom STEM is their ‘thing’. They have a 6-year programme
aimed at children from year four and up (aged 8 – 14). As a result, there is a wide knowledge and
resource base to draw upon. This knowledge includes areas such as:

Making and Technology

  • 3D Printers and Laser Cutters
  • Soldering and Electronics
  • Design Software
  • Right To Repair

Computer Science

  • Microcontrollers, Arduino and Robotics
  • How Computers Work
  • Computer Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Virtual Reality


  • Electromagnetism
  • Sound
  • Light
  • Physics
  • Space


  • Engineering Challenges
  • Deconstruction and Recycling

A session with Nigel will incorporate demonstrations and discussions around the chosen content area and practical work that gets the students building and creating. There will be the opportunity for students to share their ideas, challenge their own thinking, contemplate the ethics of various technologies and think beyond present-day into a future sustainable Aotearoa.

Nigel has 25 years of teaching experience across a wide range of subjects and age groups. He has run workshops in Bangkok, Singapore, as well as teaching at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School and lecturing at Victoria University. Beyond the work at MakeRoom, which currently delivers STEM content to approximately 250 Wellington kids each week, he has also worked with various Gifted & Talented Programmes. Nigel has a Computer Science degree and a Technical Theatre Production Diploma from Toi Whakaari. In addition, his 20 years in the Wellington film industry have seen him work on iconic local and international films, including “The Lord Of The Rings” and “The Hobbit”.

Nigel Scott

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