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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.
Next, choose the color filament you want to use. 
A flash drive is required to save your file. You may bring one from, or borrow one from the MakerSpace.
Staff will need time to verify your print job and prepare the machine. 
 
Station Reservations
At this time, use of the 3D printer will be on a first come, first served basis.
 
Cost
For a limited time, use of the 3D printer will be free of charge. 
 
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.
 

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 using fabric, printer paper, or photo paper.
 
Features
Creates 3 inch buttons
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
At this time, use of the button maker is on a first come, first served basis.
 
Cost
For a limited time, use of the bottom maker supplies is free of charge. 
 

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
At this time, use of the Cricut® will be on a first come, first served basis.

Cost
Use of the Cricut® is free if you provide all of your own supplies. 
For a limited time, use of paper provided by the library is free.

 

Sewing MachineSewing Machine

The Basics
Learn to sew, make simple projects, or quick repairs with our Bernina Benette 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
At this time, use of the sewing machine will be on a first come, first served basis.

Cost
Use of the sewing machine is free of charge if you supply all of your own materials.
For a limited time, use of thread, bobbins, and buttons provided in the MakerSpace will be free of charge.

 

PRESERVATION STATION

Cassette and LP ConverterCassette & LP Converter

The Basics
Convert your cassette tapes and LPs to CD or digital files. 

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 or digital file
Blank CD or flash drive to save your digital file

Station Reservations
At this time, use of the Cassette & LP converter is on a first come, first serve basis. Available at the Main Library and at branches by request. 

Cost
Use of the Cassette & LP converter is free of charge if you supply all of your own materials. 
For a limited time, blank CDs will be free of charge in the MakerSpace.

 

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
Flash drives will be available in the MakerSpace

Station Reservations
At this time, use of the scanner will be on a first come, first served basis. 

Cost
Use of the scanner is free of charge.
 

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 in the MakerSpace

Station Reservations
At this time, use of the VHS converter will be on a first come, first served basis. Available at the Main Library and at branches by request. 

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