The Maker Space is here!
What is The Maker Space?
The Maker Space at the Farmington Library is a place where community members can gather to collaborate, create, learn and invent in a safe space using tools and technologies that they may not otherwise have access to. Check out The Maker Space blog for information about what’s going on in The Maker Space. The blog also features our new “Sarah Tries” series, where Sarah tries out different equipment. If she can do it, so can you!
Who can use it?
Anyone with a library card in good standing in our system.
Will it be free?
Mostly, however the specifics of this are still being worked out.
How can I use it?
Call the Adult Information desk at (860) 673-6791, or email us at flref(at)farmingtonlibraries[dot]org to make an appointment to learn how to use some of the equipment listed below. Or just keep your eyes peeled for future programs or classes taking place in this space! You will be required to fill out one of the following waivers before using the equipment: Maker Space Adult Liability Waiver, Maker Space Minor Liability Waiver, Maker Space Family Liability Waiver.
What type of equipment/software is in the space?
This list is subject to updates.
- Ultimaker 2 3D printer and MakerBot 5th Gen 3D printer
- 3D scanner
- Final Cut Pro – video editing software
- Adobe Creative Suite – includes Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
- TEAC CD Recorder with Cassette and Turntable – for digitizing outdated audio materials
- Toshiba DVD/VHS Recorder – for digitizing old VHS
- Espon Perfection V800 photo scanner
- Sewing machine
- Embroidery machine
- LittleBits Library
- AccuCut GrandeMARK 2 Die-Cutting machine
We Need Volunteers!
Click here for the Maker Space Volunteer application
This Winter: Meet the Maker Space!
Thursdays, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM (January 12 – March 30)
All ages and skill levels are invited to learn more about what we have to offer in the Maker Space, from the embroidery machine to the 3-D printer. Tour the space, chat with an expert, learn more about our programs and services-and even stick around to make a project. No registration required. Drop in!