How to use the Makerspace

Step 1: Get your badge
To use the Makerspace, library patrons must display their Makerspace badge. To get your badge, come to the Makerspace during guided hours, read, agree to, and sign the Makerspace Badging Agreement and the Makerspace Release, and show you have an Estes Valley Library card in good standing . A staff member or Makerspace guide will give you a quick orientation and give you your badge.

Step 2: Use the space!
Once you have a badge, you may use the wide variety of tools in the Makerspace any time the space is available. You can also request training on and use our more specialized equipment (the 3D printers, the laser cutter, and the digitizing station)

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Available after completing training:

To use the tools and equipment below, you will need to complete specialized training and demonstrate that you can use the equipment safely.

Digitizing Station
The digitizing station is a rolling cart with a SlideSnap X1 35mm rapid slide scanner, a Fujitsu ScanSnap sheet-fed scanner, and a built-in computer and monitor. The slide scanner can capture high-resolution scans from slides loaded into Kodak slide carousels at a rate of 20 slides per minute, while the sheet-fed scanner can quickly scan both sides of a snapshot at once. Digitizer training takes approximately one hour.

3D Printers
The library has two Lulzbot 3D printers, a Lulzbot TAZ 6 with a 12″ x 12″ x 12.6″ bed and a Luzbot Mini with a 6″ x 6″ x 6″ bed. The 3D printer cart also has a built-in computer and monitor for setting up 3D print jobs. 3D Printer training takes approximately 90 minutes.

Laser Cutter
New! Cut cardboard, plastic, wood, and more; engrave wood, glass and metal. Training takes about 1 hour.

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