The Maker Space maintains two Prusa i3 MK3 3D printers and one Taz 5 3D printer for public use. Our printers use the .stl file format for 3D models. You can download model files from popular 3D communities such as Thingiverse and Yeggi or you can create a model yourself from scratch with free programs like Tinkercad and SketchUp. The cost to print a 3D model is $0.10 per gram of PLA plastic.
Crafting equipment includes Singer and Viking sewing machines, Pfaff Creative 1.5 embroidery machine, Cricut Explore Air 2, Cuddlebug, EasyPress 2, a die-cut machine, button maker, and sticker maker. Crafting tools include Kraft Edgers scissors, Fiskars Fabric Cutting Set, Dremel work station, jewelry jigs, crochet hooks, knitting/felting needles, and metal stamping kit. There are also Perler beads, gel pens, colored pencils, markers, and oil-based paint pens.
Crafting equipment and tools are free to use. Basic crafting materials (thread, yarn, wire, etc.) are available at a minimal cost.
You can borrow equipment and technology from the Maker Space with your library card!
Items available for check out include: iPad Minis (3rd generation), Kindle Fires (7th generation), Panasonic 4K Ultra HD camcorder, Nikon Coolpix B500 Digital Camera, two GoPro cameras with accessories, three Logitech webcams, slide converter, Apple TV, Chromecast, Sprint mobile hotspots, Snowball USB microphones, 3D Pen, and Raspberry Pi.
The Muse laser cutter and engraver uses a laser light to cut, mark, or engrave a variety of materials including cardboard, glass, leather, and wood. You can buy materials from the Maker Space or bring in your own.
For use within the Maker Space only, iPads and MacBooks give you access to the full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and are loaded with open-source software including Cura, Tinkercad, SketchUp, Slic3r, Blender, MeshLab, Meshmixer, Inkscape, and Autodesk 123D Design for 3D printing.
STEM activities integrate areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics that help teach key skills like problem solving, teamwork, and critical analysis.
The WhisperRoom is a sound isolation booth complete with recording equipment, computer software, and accessories. It is an ideal space for recording vocals, doing a podcast, practicing an instrument, and more.