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April 14, 2017

 

Progress on the Makery. Feb. 15, 2017.

 

Future site of the Library’s makerspace.

The Makery

Elmhurst Public Library is currently working on adding a makerspace! Our mission: The Makery at the Elmhurst Public Library provides a hands-on creative space for patrons to invent, collaborate, and design as they transform their ideas into reality.

What is a makerspace?

Simply put, a makerspace is a place to design, collaborate, prototype, and create using tools, equipment, and technology. These spaces are focused on hands on learning and promoting creativity. If you supply the idea, we’ll supply the tools for you to create it. Makerspaces have been popping up in libraries across the nation over the past several years and are quickly becoming the local go to spot for entrepreneurs, designers, craft enthusiasts, and inventors. If you are looking for more information about what these spaces can provide, check out this link!

What can I expect at EPL’s makerspace?

This is an up and coming space. Check back in with this page for updates as the space is built. You can expect plenty of space and tools for projects dealing with sewing, knitting, 3D printing, electronics, painting, coding, laser cutting, card making, vinyl cutting, and much, much more!

Questions about the space?

No problem. We’re here to help. Shoot us an email at maker@elmhurst.org

Equipment

Full Spectrum Laser Cutter Manual
Janome Memory Craft 500E Embroidery Machine Manual
 taz6 Lulzbot Taz 6 3D Printer Manual
 MakerBot-5th-Generation-150x150 Makerbot Replicator 3D Printers Manual
 viking Husqvarna Viking Emerald 116 Sewing Machines Manual
 Cameo Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine Manual
  Inventables Carvey Manual

Maker Resources

3D Print Resources

We already have 3D Printers up and running. Submit your design here for printing! If you’re looking for help, check out the links below.

Thingiverse

  • Free pre-designed print library
  • Design community for discovering, making, and sharing 3D printable things
  • Over 100,000 3D models

Shapeways

  • 3D design and print marketplace (similar to Etsy)
  • Buy designs directly from 3D designers
  • Work with a designer to create custom 3D print jobs
  • Order prints in a variety of filaments – castable wax, ceramics, sandstone, various metals and plastics.

Create Your Own 3D Print Designs

 

Do you have questions about the Makery? Want to suggest a focus for programs? Are you stuck and need creative assistance? Let us know! Contact the Library using the form below.

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