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Makers Space


Let’s make something together!

The library is excited to provide an opportunity for people to join a community of makers. Whether that be a model brought to life on our 3D Printer, a fun sticker for a loved one designed and cut by our Cricut, there is a little bit of something for everyone to try at the Library.

Ask questions, share stories, and enjoy this opportunity to try something new. If you already have a project in mind and simply need the tools to make it happen, please contact the Tech Center and we can schedule a time on our equipment. Bring a project or start something new with the library’s makers group.

Laminator

Thermal Laminator

Availability:  Sunday – Saturday
Open – Close

Waterproof your important documents and photos! Our laminator will laminate items up to 9 inches wide and 5 millimeters thick. Laminating pouches will be provided by the library and cost $0.50 each. 

CNC Machine

Carvey

Availability: Tuesday – Saturday
11 a.m. to 1 hour before close

Design and carve your ideas into wood. Using Easel, a free CNC software, create almost any design to then be carved by our small but mighty CNC machine. To use the machine, bring in any materials listed below no larger than 11.6 inches in width, 8 inches in depth, and 2.5 inches in height.

Carvable Materials
  • Wood (Hardwood, Softwood, Plywood, MDF)
  • Plastic (Acrylic, HDPE, ABS)
  • Expanded PVC
  • Linoleum
  • Corian
3D Printer

Prusa MK3S

Availability: Tuesday – Saturday
11 a.m. to 1 hour before close

Don’t know where to start? Begin designing your creation using Tinkercad – a site that makes it very difficult to make an unprintable model. Once your creation is ready to be brought to life bring it in so the project can be sliced. Pre-sliced .gcode files will not be accepted as it may break our printer! Basic colors are provided in PLA plastic. Other types of materials will not be allowed (ABS or PETG) unless approved.

Prints will not run overnight. We recommend that while printing to stick close by and check in on your creation every 10 minutes or so. If print fails, 2 retries will be allowed before alteration in the design is needed. To check print time on creation you can download our slicing program, prusaslicer. Once downloaded select printer model (Prusa MK3S), material (PLA), and detail settings (.20mm).

Cost is based upon cost of material and power usage.

Cricut

Cricut Explore Air 2

Availability: Tuesday – Saturday
11 a.m. to 1 hour before close

Start your art and craft cutting by utilizing Cricut Design Space! Create your design in the comfort of your own home or come in and use our system to get some step-by-step help. Once your design is created in Cricut Design Space we can help you through the processes of cutting, weeding, and placing your design.

3 pieces of vinyl per appointment will be provided (colors cannot be guaranteed). Additional sheets are $0.50 each. You may bring in your own vinyl or other material but must be approved by Tech Staff prior to cutting.

Have further questions or ready to start your project? Reach out to the technology center at tech.pat@salinapublic.org or 785-825-4624, ext. 247. 

Laminator

Thermal Laminator

Availability:  Sunday – Saturday
Open – Close

Waterproof your important documents and photos! Our laminator will laminate items up to 9 inches wide and 5 millimeters thick. Laminating pouches will be provided by the library and cost $0.50 each. 

CNC Machine

Carvey

Availability: Tuesday – Saturday
11 a.m. to 1 hour before close

Design and carve your ideas into wood. Using Easel, a free CNC software, create almost any design to then be carved by our small but mighty CNC machine. To use the machine, bring in any materials listed below no larger than 11.6 inches in width, 8 inches in depth, and 2.5 inches in height.

Carvable Materials
  • Wood (Hardwood, Softwood, Plywood, MDF)
  • Plastic (Acrylic, HDPE, ABS)
  • Expanded PVC
  • Linoleum
  • Corian
3D Printer

Prusa MK3S

Availability: Tuesday – Saturday
11 a.m. to 1 hour before close

Don’t know where to start? Begin designing your creation using Tinkercad – a site that makes it very difficult to make an unprintable model. Once your creation is ready to be brought to life bring it in so the project can be sliced. Pre-sliced .gcode files will not be accepted as it may break our printer! Basic colors are provided in PLA plastic. Other types of materials will not be allowed (ABS or PETG) unless approved.

Prints will not run overnight. We recommend that while printing to stick close by and check in on your creation every 10 minutes or so. If print fails, 2 retries will be allowed before alteration in the design is needed. To check print time on creation you can download our slicing program, prusaslicer. Once downloaded select printer model (Prusa MK3S), material (PLA), and detail settings (.20mm).

Cost is based upon cost of material and power usage.

Cricut

Cricut Explore Air 2

Availability: Tuesday -Saturday
11 a.m. to 1 hour before close

Start your art and craft cutting by utilizing Cricut Design Space! Create your design in the comfort of your own home or come in and use our system to get some step-by-step help. Once your design is created in Cricut Design Space we can help you through the processes of cutting, weeding, and placing your design.

3 pieces of vinyl per appointment will be provided (colors cannot be guaranteed). Additional sheets are $0.50 each. You may bring in your own vinyl or other material but must be approved by Tech Staff prior to cutting.

Have further questions or ready to start your project? Reach out to the technology center at tech.pat@salinapublic.org or 785-825-4624, ext. 248.