Makerspace

What's a Makerspace?

NEW! Check out our Makerspace brochure to learn more about what the Makerspace offers and what it's about! Click here

A Makerspace is a shared community space where people can come together and collaborate while sharing tools, resources and knowledge. Makerspaces can include a range of equipment and instructions from industrial arts, electronic & robotic technologies and 3D prototyping to software development an digital arts.

But our space will be always improving!

*Note* Several items in the MakerSpace require material costs. The associated charges for materials in the MakerSpace are at cost and are not for profit. You can view the price sheet here.

Questions? Email us at makerspace@barrheadpubliclibrary.ca

3D-Printing & 3D Design

The library is proud to have our GP3D Root Plus 3D printer up and running! Our printer is capable of printing with a variety of materials however for the time being we will are only printing with PLA plastic. Printing .stl files the 3D printer is capable of bringing digital designs into the physical world. Software in the Makerspace can convert almost any 3D file into a printable .stl allowing you to use any 3D development software to design printable models. To learn more about 3D printing keep watch in our monthly newsletter for courses or check out this information pamphlet here.


Print size: 6"x6"x5.5’’
Print thickness: 0.2-0.3mm
Print speed: 30-150cm3/h
Platform temperature: 0-212 °F
Extrusion temperature: 0-572 °F

Do-It-Yourself Print Shop
Print, copy & scan posters and documents in large format on our Epson Wide Format Workstation Inkjet Printer
· Scanning up to 11x17”
· Printing up to 13x19”
Do-it-yourself printing and copying, single or double-sided, priced at cost
 
 

Our Makerspace is equipped with the full line of Adobe Products. Click on the icons below to learn more about what each programs does:




View the entire adobe programs list here

Inside our Makerspace we have a growing library of introduction to design books. Helping to  educate patrons on how to use the adobe line of programs. 

Learn from home with Creative Live!
Creative Live is lecture/classroom website where innovation experts share their skills. Most classes are free with registration as they happen. Some past courses do however require payment.
Visit Creative Live here.

 Explore
Introducing the new Cricut Explore® design-and-cut system! Cricut Explore® blends an electronic cutting machine with Cricut Design Space, the free online design software, to help you make polished DIY projects. Create by using the hundreds of ready-to-make projects, the 50,000+ images from the Cricut® Image Library, or by uploading your own images.
Learn more about Cricut design here 

Beginning Cricut Craft Room Tutorials. On youtube.
More video tutorials for the Cricut Explore by Melody Lane here.

We are proud to also have the LEGO EDUCATION MINDSTORMS EV3 & EXPANSION SETS. Lego Mindstorms EV3 is the third generation robot in LEGO's LEGO Mindstorms robotics line. Enabling users to design, build, program and test complex or simple robotic designs, all out of LEGO! 

Installed on our MakerSpace PC computer is the LEGO Education Software for programming your LEGO robot. Don't know how to program? Do not worry as in this education software complex code has been replaced by pictographs allowing anyone to learn and execute programs!

Check out some of these designs able to be built with this kit:

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Makerspace Brochure 2.0.pdf1.25 MB
Maker Space Pricelist 2015.pdf360.5 KB