Using Our Makerspace

The Makerspace is now open for self-led making & design!

Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-7pm; Fri-Sat 10am-4pm

Machines in the Space: 3D printers, laser engraver, vinyl cutter, and sewing machines.

How do I learn to use these machines?

  1. Watch our online training videos to get started (see “Online Training” below).
  2. Need more help? Contact mcimino@fflib.org to set up a one-on-one appointment.
Online 3D Printing Now Available

Use this form to arrange for curbside pickup of 3D parts: https://airtable.com/shrHpW7lSik5ryOpC

Makerspace FAQs

Our Makerspace is a part of the library where resources are available for self-led fabrication or making.

The Makerspace contains all kinds of hardware and software for making things! This includes:

3D Printing & Scanning:

  • 4 FlashForge Finder 3D printers
  • 3 FlashForge Guider II 3D printers

Digital Cutting and Engraving:

  • Epilog Laser cutter: Cut and engrave wood, acrylic, fabric, leather, plastic, rubber, fiberglass and more. Can also engrave glass, coated or painted metals, ceramic, and marble.
  • Graphtec RoboPro Craft vinyl cutter
  • Cricut machine and cartridges for paper cutting

Sewing:

  • 9 sewing machines
  • Ironing boards & irons
  • Rotary cutters, cutting mats

Crafting:

  • Button Maker (blank buttons available for purchase in 1″ or 2 1/4″ sizes)
  • Laminator (lamination pouches available for purchase in Letter, Legal, or 11.5″x17″ sizes)
  • Paper crafting tools
  • Knitting & Crocheting tools: Learn to knit & crochet kits (available for loan)
  • Baking tools: Cake Pans (available for loan)

Electronics:

  • Soldering irons, wire cutters, strippers, vises, solder suckers, multimeters, etc.
  • Arduino boards

STEM Learning Kits:

  • Snap Circuits Jr. kits
  • K’Nex Kits

3D Modeling/Printing:

  • Professional 3D design software: Solidworks
  • Free 3D design software: Sketchup, Blender, Tinkercad
  • Free 3D printer software: FlashPrint

Designing Vector Graphics (for laser cutting and/or milling):

  • Inkscape
  • CorelDraw

Vinyl Cutting:

  • Sure Cuts A Lot Pro
  • Graphtec Robo Master Pro

Technology Learning:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

Kits and Tools available to check out:

FFL Fab Lab Kits & Tools are loaned for 21 days, with 2 possible renewals. Patrons can put them on hold. Borrowers will be charged 20¢/day for late returns.

  • Jewelry Making Kits
  • Learn to Sew Kits
  • My First Sewing Kits (for kids)
  • Sock Loom Knitting Kit
  • Loom Knitting Kits
  • Wilton Cake Pans
  • Kill-A-Watt Energy Meters

You must watch our online training videos before you can use these tools on your own. Get started now!

No! You can use the Makerspace for free. We just charge a small amount if you want to use certain materials.

Table of Fees:

Cost
PLA (FlashForge 3D Printers)$0.05/gram
Adhesive Vinyl (8.5″x11″)$0.75/sheet
Adhesive Vinyl (12″x24″)$1.50/sheet
High tack transfer tape$1.50/foot
Card stock (6″x12″ OR 8.5″x11″)$0.25/sheet
Card stock (12″x12″)$0.50/sheet
3 mil Lamination Pouch (Letter size)$0.50/sheet
3 mil Lamination Pouch (Legal size)$0.75/sheet
3 mil Lamination Pouch (11.75″x17.5″ ‘Double Letter’ size)$1.00/sheet
1″ Button$0.50/button
2.25″ Button$1.00/button

Please view our Maker Agreement for a list of all the policies and procedures associated with using the FFL Fab Lab.

Yes, we offer many programs that utilize the tools and technology in our Makerspace, as well as the space itself. Check our calendar to see what events are coming up soon!

We are not currently accepting items as donations.

Online Training

Maker Resources