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MakerSpace

*All users must have a library card in good standing to use any MakerSpace Equipment* 

MAKERSPACE:

PRESERVATION STATION: 

 

3D Printer3D Printer

The Basics
Print 3-Dimentional objects from a digital file! Anything you can imagine, you can print. Children’s toys, buttons, and parts for a bike are just the tip of the iceberg of the many creations that can come alive with the 3D printer.
 
Features
Compact design
Touch-screen controls
Print speeds 2 times faster than other printers
 
What You'll Need
To begin, you’ll need to choose a design from Thingiverse, Pinshape, or design your own with TinkerCAD or 3DSlash. (These are available on any public computer in the library.)
A flash drive is required to save your file. You may bring one or purchase one from the library for $4.00.
File must be .OBJ or .STL
Staff will need time to verify your print job and prepare the machine. 
 
Station Reservations
Call any location or see a staff member to reserve a computer to design and save your 3D file. See staff to complete your 3D print.
 
Cost
Cost is $1.00 per hour of printing with a minimum charge of $1.00. Call any location or see staff for more details.
 
More Information
 
To start designing your own objects, TinkerCAD is popular web-based software that will save your objects in the proper file formats. Tutorials are available from the TinkerCAD website. 3DSlash is another web-based option that you can use to create objects. Tutorials are available from the 3DSlash website. Object files can be converted using the Cube software on the MakerSpace computer.
 
If you’d like to print one of the thousands of pre-designed objects available at Thingiverse or Pinshape, simply follow the links and begin searching using keywords.
 
Once your item has been designed or selected, a 3D Printing Request Form will need to be filled out and submitted to library staff along with your .stl or .obj file. Staff will print 3D items in the order in which they are received. You will be contacted by library staff when your 3D print is ready for pickup.
 

Button MakerButton Maker

The Basics
The button maker is quick and easy to learn! Make a button to support your favorite sports team, show your love for your favorite band, or just make one for fun! Create buttons and magnets using fabric, printer paper, or photo paper.
 
Features
Creates 3 inch buttons
Creates 3 inch magnets
Industry standard size
Fast two-step button making process
 
What You'll Need
Must use button machine accessories available in the MakerSpace.
Bring your own design – images must be scaled to 2.5 inches in diameter with a border and saved as JPEG, GIF, PNG, or .DOC to be printed. You can also bring a hard copy of your image if it’s ready to go. 
 
Station Reservations
Please call any library location or see a staff member to reserve this equipment. This station can be reserved for up to 2 hours.
 
Cost
Items for this machine must be purchased from the library:
Buttons: $0.50
Magnets: $0.75

Cricut Explore OneCricut®

The Basics
The Cricut® is perfect for crafting. Use it to cut anything from paper, to vinyl, to felt for any type of project that you might be working on.  

Features
Use the Cricut Design Space™ to create or find over 25 free project templates and over 50 free images.
Cuts a wide variety of material.
Upload your own images and fonts for free.

What You'll Need
Choose a ready-made design from the software’s library, or come prepared to design your own. Tutorials are available on the Cricut® website. The library only provides cardstock and printer paper. If you would like to use a different material, you’ll need to bring that with you.
You must create a free Cricut Design Space™ account before you begin cutting your project. 

Station Reservations

Call any library location or see a staff member to reserve this equipment. This station can be reserved for up to 4 hours.

Cost

Use of the Cricut® is free if you provide all of your own supplies.

Cardstock can be purchased from the library for $0.30 per sheet.

Helpful Links: https://help.cricut.com/

 

 

Sewing MachineSewing Machine

The Basics
Learn to sew, make simple projects, or quick repairs with our Bernina Bernette 20 sewing machine capable of quilting, monogramming, and creating buttonholes.

Features
60 stitch patterns
10 types of 1-step buttonholes
Horizontal drop-in bobbin system and needle threader 
Equipped with start/stop, automatic lock stitch and needle up/down functions
Sliding speed control
Sews from light to heavy fabrics

What You'll Need
Use of the sewing machine is free. You will be responsible for bringing any fabrics, patterns, and additional items that you will need for your sewing project.
The machines require high quality thread. Coats and Clark thread is not recommended. Machine-safe thread in basic colors will be available in the MakerSpace. 
Bobbins and buttons will be available in the MakerSpace.

Station Reservations

Call any library location or see a staff member to reserve this equipment. This station can be reserved for up to 2 hours.

Cost

Use of the sewing machine is free of charge if you supply all of your own materials.
All library locations have a sewing kit with a limited amount of basic sewing supplies that may be checked out with your library card while using the sewing machine.

 

PRESERVATION STATION

Cassette and LP ConverterCassette & LP Converter

The Basics
Convert your cassette tapes and LPs to CD. 

Features
CD-R/RW Recording from Phono, Tape, Tuner, AUX
3-Speed Turntable (33-1/3, 45, 78 rpm)
Cassette Player with High Normal Tape Positions
USB Port, Audio input and Output, Headphone output

What You'll Need
Cassette tapes or LPs that you would like to convert to CD 
Blank CD to save your digital file

Station Reservations
Call any library location or see a staff member to reserve this equipment. This station can be reserved for up to 2 hours. This converter is available at the Main Library's Adult Department and at branches by request. 

Cost

Use of the Cassette & LP converter is free of charge if you supply all of your own materials. 
Items for this equipment may be purchased from the library:

CD-R with paper sleeve: $0.50

Jewel case: $0.50

 

Photo, Negative, and Document ScannerPhoto, Negative, & Document Scanner

The Basics
Bring in your own photos, slides, negatives, or everyday documents that you would like to save to a more reliable, user-friendly version for future generations on the Epson Perfection V600 Photo.

Features
6400 x 9600 dpi resolution
Precision film scanning for sharp, vivid reproductions up to 17" x 22"
Built-in Transparency Unit to scan slides, negatives and medium-format panoramic film
Scan photos, slides or negatives in high resolution
Save them in a variety of standard digital formats

What You'll Need
Photos, slides, negatives, or everyday documents that you would like to scan
Flash drive to save the digital files of your scans. (You may bring your own or purchase one from the library for $4.00)

Station Reservations

Call any library location or see a staff member to reserve this equipment. This station can be reserved for up to 4 hours.

 

Cost

Use of the scanner is free of charge.

A flash drive can be purchased from the library for $4.00.

VHS ConverterVHS Converter

The Basics
Use the DVD Recorder/VCR Line In Recorder - ZV427FX4 (VHS converter) to transfer all of your old VHS tapes to DVDs. Bring in your old VHS tapes that you would like to save to a more reliable, user-friendly version for future generations.

Features
Archive home movies from VHS tape to DVD
1080P up conversion from HDMI output

What You'll Need
VHS tapes that you would like to convert
Blank, recordable DVDs or a flash drive
Recordable DVDs and flash drives will be available for purchase in the MakerSpace

Station Reservations
Call any location or see a staff member to reserve this equipment. This station can be reserved for up to 4 hours. This equipment is available in the Main Library's Adult Department and at branches by request. 

Cost
Use of the VHS converter is free of charge if you supply all of your own materials.

Items for this equipment can be purchased from the library:

DVD-R with paper sleeve: $0.50

Jewel Case: $0.50