Makerspace


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.

What Can You Do in a PLYMC Technology Makerspace? LEARN… CREATE… COLLABORATE

Button Makers

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.

Design Computers

Turn your dreams into designs. Use these PCs to start developing your ideas with either Adobe Creative Cloud and/or Corel Draw.

Heat Press

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.

Laser Engraver

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.

Lightbox

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.

Vinyl Printer

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.)

Media Conversion Equipment

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¢.

3D Printer

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.

Consumable Materials:

EquipmentProductCost
Button MakerButton (2.25 inch)25¢
Button (3 inch)25¢
Flash DriveFlash Drive$5
Music Conversion StationCD-ROM25¢
VHS Conversion StationDVD35¢
Vinyl PrinterAll Vinyl’s$1 per 6”
3D PrinterFilament25¢ per  ¼ hour (rounded up)
Acrylic SheetsVarious 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.


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, 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:

Anodized Aluminum
Brass, Marbleized Painted
Brass, Painted
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)

Any material not explicitly listed above may NOT be used in the PLYMC Technology Makerspace.