Additional Makerspace Information

GETTING STARTED! 

You’ll need to complete an orientation: 

  • Visit Niche Academy and log in or create a free account (click the person in the top right corner) with your library card. You must be logged in to complete the orientation.
  • Search for Michael Kusalaba Branch Makerspace Orientation to watch the video.
  • Screenshot or print the Certificate of Completion to show staff.

Come to the library and sign our:

Remember to Bring a photo ID and library card.


ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT INFORMATION 

Cricut Maker  Example Cricut Labels
Cricut_Pathfinder
Ellison Machine  List-of-Ellison-Dies-and-Approved-Materials
Heat Press  Heat-Press-Pathfinder
Heat-Press-Temperature-Chart
Laser Engraver  Glowforge-Design
    

Approved Materials for the Laser Engraver: 

Anodized Aluminum
Cardboard – non-corrugated only
Cardstock
Cork
Glass
Leather (Not Imitation!)
Marble and other stone
Stainless Steel w/Cerdec Coating
Wood (No wood treated for outside use)
Glowforge Proofgrade Materials 

Any material not explicitly listed above may NOT be used in the Glowforge Laser Engraver 

Vinyl Printer  Roland-Settings
Adobe-Illustrator-Shape-Cutlines-Roland-Vinyl-Printer
Roland-Vinyl-Printer-Pathfinder
Media Conversion Equipment Quick-Start-Audio-Conversion   

Quick-Start-Photograph-Film-Slides-Scanning

Video-Converter-Steps


Costs and Approved Material List 

There are no charges to reserve or use the PLYMC Makerspace equipment, however users must pay for materials purchased in the Makerspace for the items they create.

Consumable Materials

Acrylic Sheets  $10/sheet
Buttons (All Sizes)  .25¢/each 
CD .25¢/each 
DVD .25¢/each 
Flash Drive  $5/each
Filament  .25¢per ¼ hr 
Laminating Pouch (Regular and Legal Size)  .15¢/each 
Laminating (Large Laminator) $1/foot
Vinyl (All Types)  $2/foot

Approved Materials

Only certain materials may be used in the PLYMC Technology Makerspace due to safety concerns and environmental issues. 

Filament for the 3D printer, vinyl cutter materials, lamination materials, and buttons for the button press are sold by the library and outside material cannot be used for these devices. The Library encourages users of the makerspace to bring their own materials for the laser engraver, heat press, and conversion equipment. All outside materials MUST be approved by library staff in the maker space before beginning a project.  

The Library encourages users of the Makerspace to bring their own materials for the laser engraver, heat press, and music conversion station. All outside materials MUST be approved by library staff in the Makerspace before beginning a project.

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