Makerspace

Welcome to the Makerspace at Grey Highlands Public Library – a dynamic and inviting space where creativity knows no bounds! Whether you’re an experienced maker, a curious learner, or someone brimming with ideas waiting to be realized, you’ve found the perfect place to explore, create, and share. Our Makerspace is outfitted with cutting-edge technology, including a state-of-the-art 3D printer and an array of Cricut crafting tools – the Cricut Maker, Cricut Mug Press, and Cricut EasyPress – designed to help bring your visions to life. Dive into a world where imagination meets innovation, and discover the endless possibilities that await you. Welcome aboard, and let’s create something extraordinary together!

Makerspace Fees

3D Printer – $1 per 30 min

Cardstock  sheet  $0.50

Iron-On/Heat Transfer/Infusible Ink Vinyl Sheets   12″x12″   $3

Infusible Ink    4.5″x12″    $2

Mugs   $3

 

Dremel DigiLab 3D45 – 3D Printer – AVAILABLE NOW!

Unleash your creativity with our Dremel DigiLab 3D45. Perfect for both personal designs and exploring the vast collection on Thingiverse, this precision 3D printer transforms your ideas into reality. Whether it’s intricate models or unique gifts, the Dremel DigiLab 3D45 brings your imagination to life. Dive into the world of 3D printing and watch your creations take shape.  Discover how to bring your ideas to life with this concise 3D printing instructional video for the Dremel DigiLab 3D45. 

 

Cricut Maker 3 – COMING SOON

Elevate your crafting to new heights with the Cricut Maker 3, available. The ultimate smart cutting machine, the Cricut Maker 3 offers unparalleled precision and versatility, allowing you to cut hundreds of materials quickly and accurately. From intricate paper art to fabric patterns, vinyl decals, and beyond, your projects are limited only by your imagination. Step into a world where your ideas take physical form with ease and precision. Discover the endless possibilities and start creating with the Cricut Maker 3 today.

Cricut Mug Press – COMING SOON

Create personalized mugs effortlessly with the Cricut Mug Press. Perfect for gifts or personal treasures, this tool delivers professional results with ease. Choose your design or find inspiration online, and watch as your custom creations come to life. Dive into mug customization and let your creativity shine with the Cricut Mug Press.

Cricut EasyPress – COMING SOON

Personalize your shirts, sweaters, towels and more, effortlessly with the Cricut EasyPress. This easy-to-use heat press delivers professional-quality transfers, perfect for custom apparel projects. Bring your designs and make your creativity wearable with the Cricut EasyPress.

Cricut Learning Resources

Begin your crafting journey with essential tutorials directly from Cricut. These selected resources are designed to equip new users with the foundational skills for successful projects. Note: Accessing some resources may require creating a free account with Cricut. Delve into expert guidance and start transforming your creative visions into reality!

Cricut Learning Library

Makerspace Bookings

Your online reservation secures equipment use, not individual instruction. Our space is operated with limited staffing who assist all visitors, so it can get busy. We aim to help as much as possible, but please come ready to explore and learn on your own. For additional preparation, consider looking up tutorials related to our equipment. We value your patience and initiative, especially when staff assistance is divided among patrons.

Makerspace Usage Guidelines at Grey Highlands Public Library:
To ensure a positive and productive environment in our Makerspace, all users must comply with the following guidelines in addition to adhering to our Internet Access policy, Internet Code of Conduct and Acceptable Use and Library Code of Conduct policies.

  • Equipment Booking: You can book our Makerspace equipment, online up to 2 hours before you need it.
  • Session Limits: Each user is allowed to request one session per day, with a maximum of three sessions per week. Session durations are up to six hours for 3D printing and three hours for all other equipment. We may extend these limits based on availability.
  • Reservation Policy: We’ll hold your reservation for 10 minutes past the scheduled start time. After that, it may be released to others who would like to use the space.
  • Responsibility: The person who books the session is considered the primary user and is responsible for any damages or misuse of the equipment, irrespective of the number of people in the session.
  • Sign-In Requirement: The primary user must sign in on the with library staff at every visit prior to using the equipment.
  • Onsite Use Only: All equipment must be used within the Makerspace.
  • Data Management: It’s up to you to save any work you want to keep on an external device. Please ensure you delete or remove any personal files from our equipment after use.
  • No Food or Drinks: To maintain our equipment in good condition, no food or drinks are allowed in the Makerspace.
  • Computer Usage: Priority for Makerspace computers is given to digital media projects; they are not intended for general computing activities such as email, social media, or web browsing.
  • Lawful Use: All projects must comply with provincial and federal laws. Equipment cannot be used to create material that is unsafe, harmful, dangerous, obscene, in violation of intellectual property rights, or otherwise inappropriate for the library setting.

By respecting these guidelines, you help us maintain a welcoming and innovative space for everyone to enjoy. Thank you for your cooperation and happy creating!

Waiver Notice:
A signed waiver is required to use our Makerspace equipment. Complete your waiver before starting your session. Thank you for your cooperation.

Online Waiver

Reserve Your Spot:
Book now and let your creative journey begin!

Online Bookings