Come to a Makerspace Orientation
Come learn about the basics of using the new Makerspace at the new Michael Kusalaba Branch Library. This is your opportunity to have the library’s staff help you use a laser engraver, vinyl printer, 3D printer, heat press, and more. To register, call 330.744.8636 or register online by clicking on the date below. For adults.
Upcoming Makerspace Events
Makerspace Orientation- Michael Kusalaba | Jul 23rd, 6:00pm
Design and Press!- Michael Kusalaba | Aug 1st, 6:00pm
Makerspace Orientation- Michael Kusalaba | Aug 2nd, 6:00pm
Engrave a Glass-Michael Kusalaba | Aug 7th, 5:00pm
Makerspace Orientation- Michael Kusalaba | Aug 8th, 6:00pm
Makerspace Orientation- Michael Kusalaba | Aug 13th, 4:00pm
Makerspace Orientation- Michael Kusalaba | Aug 18th, 11:00am
Makerspace Orientation- Michael Kusalaba | Aug 21st, 11:00am
What Can You Do in a PLYMC Technology Makerspace? LEARN… CREATE… COLLABORATE
Create buttons to promote a family event, a club, etc. We offer 2.25″ or 3″ buttons. The cost is $0.25 for the 2.25″ buttons and 25¢ for the 3″ buttons.
Turn your dreams into designs. Use these PCs to start developing your ideas with either Adobe Creative Cloud and/or Corel Draw.
Create your own design by using our Vinyl Printer (there is a cost involved.) Then transfer your design onto a T shirt, hat, mug or plate by using our Zeny Heat Press for free. You supply the item, which must fit the 11.5” x 15” heat plate on the press.
Use the laser engraver to create something fun for yourself or your home. Etch a glass, make a coaster or a bookmark—there are lots of possibilities! Engrave on wood, leather, glass or other materials as long as they are on our list of approved materials. You provide the material; we approve it for your project.
Looking to sell your personal items on LetGo, Etsy, CraigsList? Take professional looking photos of your items to post online. Items must fit in the Shotbox—11.5” w x 15” d x 15” h.
Use the vinyl printer to make a banner, a window cling or fabric cling to make a sign, decorate your home, etc. The Library provides the material. Any material currently available is $2.00 per linear foot. (Acceptable materials are Removable Vinyl, Clear and White Static Cling, Permanent Adhesive, Vinyl Banner Matte and Gloss, and White Paper Gloss.)
Have an old music cassette, vinyl record or a videocassette that you want to convert to a CD or DVD? Use our Funai Combo VCR/DVD Recorder or our Teac LP/CD Recorder and Cassette Turntable to update your favorite items to current formats. Bring your own CDs or DVDs or buy them from us: CDs cost 25¢ and DVDs cost 35¢.
Once you have your design, use the 3D Printer to make a model of your product or a prototype of your idea. The charge for an item will be 25¢ per ¼ hour (rounded up) of printing time.
Costs and Approved Materials 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.
|Button Maker||Button (2.25 inch)||25¢|
|Button (3 inch)||25¢|
|Flash Drive||Flash Drive||$5|
|Music Conversion Station||CD-ROM||25¢|
|VHS Conversion Station||DVD||35¢|
|Vinyl Printer||All Vinyl’s||$1 per 6”|
|3D Printer||Filament||25¢ per ¼ hour (rounded up)|
|Acrylic Sheets||Various Sizes of Acrylic Sheeting||$10 per sheet|
Project costs must be paid at the staff desk in the Makerspace area before beginning the project. Projects can be paid for in cash or by credit card.
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, and buttons for the button press are sold by the library and outside material cannot be used for these three devices.
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 maker space before beginning a project.
Approved Materials for the Epilog Laser Engraver:
Brass, Marbleized Painted
Cardboard – non-corrugated only
Leather (Not Imitation!)
Marble and other stone
Stainless Steel w/Cerdec Coating
Wood (No wood treated for outside use)
Any material not explicitly listed above may NOT be used in the PLYMC Technology Makerspace.