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Idea Studio open 6 days a week, by appointment, for in-person equipment use

Updated Jan 2022

Idea Studio appointments for in-person equipment use are available in afternoons and evenings Monday through Saturday via Skedda. Users must have already completed Idea Studio training (badging) on equipment they wish to use in-person.

Please wear a mask and maintain space between people. As makers sharing a space, we all work together and look out for one another. In that same spirit, please help ensure that Idea Studio stays available to everyone. Masks will be provided if needed.

In person badging (equipment training) sessions are currently being scheduled individually by request. Masks are required for all in-person library programs including badging sessions.


Available in-person (if trained). Appointments for use are booked via Skedda at least 1 hour in advance:

  • 3-D printers
  • Button maker (no training req.)
  • Carvey CNC router
  • Embroidery machine
  • Laser cutter/engraver
  • Printmaking press
  • Recording studio
  • Serger
  • Sewing machine
  • Silhouette Cameo paper/vinyl cutter
  • Sublimation printer and heat press
  • VHS tape conversion station (no training req.)
    (currently being repaired)
  • X-Carve

 

Contact Idea Studio with questions, at: ideastaff@fdlpl.org

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Who We Are 

The Idea Studio is a makerspace -- a permanent do-it-yourself zone where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. It includes work tables, laptops, equipment, and projects, and is open to anyone age 13 and older. Children under 13 are welcome if accompanied by a parent or caretaker.

Some equipment is available for use without prior training, whereas other equipment requires a user to first become "badged" before use. All users of the space are expected to follow safe use practices, clean up after themselves, and respect the space and its other users. There is no fee for use of equipment, but some have fees for supplies, or require users to bring their own supplies. Further details are available here, and are provided during badging.

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