What is a MakerSpace?
A MakerSpace is a place students and teachers can connect and create. Right now, our MakerSpace consists of a 3D printer, Cricut Maker, Cricut Easy Press and sewing machine. We hope to add more creative, interactive technology in the near future.
What is a Cricut Maker?
Cricut Maker is a machine that cuts materials quickly and accurately.
What types of materials does the Cricut Maker cut?
The Cricut Maker can cut all types of paper, leather, chipboard, vinyl, iron-on material, fabric and more!
Do I need to bring my own materials to cut?
Yes an no. The library has a collection of materials for students and teachers to use. However, if you want a specific color, material or pattern, you should bring it with you to cut.
How do I design a project?
Cricut Maker uses Cricut Design Space to create projects. It is free and easy to learn. In fact, you can download the app on your phone/tablet or install the software on your PC. The Cricut website and YouTube have extensive video tutorials on how to get started.
Mrs. Domick shows you how to get started with a simple sticker/decal project using the Cricut Maker.
What is the Cricut Easy Press?
The Easy Press is a 12x12 heated plate which easily transfers iron-on materials onto fabrics. The temperature adjusts based on materials and a built-in timer make for foolproof results.
What is a 3D printer?
A 3D printer melts plastic to create physical objects. Our 3D printer is a Fablicator which has two extruders and a built in computer. The Fablicator has the ability to print two colors at once or duplicate items.
Can I use the 3D printer?
YES! It's an easy process and it's fun too. If you are interested in printing an object follow this procedure:
- Create an object to be printed. You can use a free online software such as TinkerCad. Or you can download a free file from Thingverse or Cults.
- Make sure the file is saved as .stl
- Fill out the 3D Printer Reservation Form for Students or the 3D Printer Reservation Form for Teachers/Classes. Students will be charged a nominal fee to print. Cost is based on amount of plastic used and time needed to print. Most files cost between $2 - $5.
- Once your design is approved, you will be sent a confirmation email with your printing date/time and cost.
Need more information? Stop by and talk to Mrs. Domick, Librarian or email her.