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Makerspace

The Orion Township Public Library's Makerspace offers space for library patrons to work on creative projects. We offer a variety of tools, equipment, and programs to encourage a hybrid of digital literacy and creativity.

Call 248-693-3001 to reserve equipment.

The orion library makerspace. The room shows different computer stations on tables in the room with equipment like a Cricut on the table as well. There are decorative creative projects on the wall.

The Makerspace is open daily and closes 30 minutes before the library closes. Equipment availability may vary. For more information, please contact (248) 693-3001.

Hours

Makerspace Use

Makerspace equipment is self service. During regular hours, librarians are unable to personally assist with use. Handbooks, guides, and/or training videos can be found under the equipment descriptions below.

Equipment Training

If you are interested in learning how to use any of the equipment in the Makerspace, please fill out the form below to schedule an appointment.

Requests must be completed at least 24 hours in advance to ensure staff availability. A Makerspace specialist will contact you to schedule the appointment.​​

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Makerspace Equipment

Audio / Video / Photo Conversion

A/V/P
Makerspace audio, video, and photo conversion equipment

Canon ImageFORMULA RS40

Digitize paper photographs and documents in varying item sizes. Scans up to 30 items per minute. Automatic feeder to handle batches of items. Scans items at up to 1200 dpi.

Makerspace audio, video, and photo conversion equipment

Brother ColAura Sticker Printer

The Brother ColAura sticker printer is coupled with easy to use software that lets you design and instantly print 1 or 2 inch full-color stickers.

Makerspace audio, video, and photo conversion equipment

ION Audio Tape 2 PC

Quickly transfers music from tapes to MP3 format. This station also includes CD burning software.

Makerspace audio, video, and photo conversion equipment

Elgato Video Capture

Digitize video from a VCR, camcorder, and other analogue video sources. Includes an easy to use walk-through guide.

 

Makerspace audio, video, and photo conversion equipment

EPSON Perfection V800 Photo Scanner

Epson Perfection V800 Photo Scanner – Get the precise color and detail you need to digitally archive all your originals – with the Epson Perfection V800 Photo scanner. 6400 dpi resolution, a 4.0 Dmax and an innovative dual-lens scanning system ensure extraordinary results whether scanning slides, negatives, medium- or large-format film. Includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 2024 for editing photos.

Makerspace audio, video, and photo conversion equipment

Toshiba DVD/VHS Recorder (DVR620)

With the Toshiba DVD/VHS recorder, you can easily convert all your VHS tapes onto DVD with the touch of a button. Includes chapter and labeling function to organize and label footage. Blank DVD’s are available for purchase at the circulation desk.

Makerspace audio, video, and photo conversion equipment

ION USB Turntable/Vinyl Archiver TTUSB10

Transfer music from vinyl records to MP3 format. Plays 33 and 45 RPM records.

Makerspace cutting and engraving equipment

Cricut Maker 3

Cricut machines cut a hundred different materials – everything from the most popular craft materials like cardstock, vinyl, and iron-on to specialty materials like glittery paper, polished foils, and bonded fabric.

Makerspace cutting and engraving equipment

Spellbinder Platinum 8.5"

The Spellbinder Platinum embosses and cuts through a wide range of thick to thin materials, from paper and cotton, to metal and balsa wood. Let the Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine power your creativity with unlimited possibilities. Cuts up to eight layers in a single pass. Cuts over 40 different materials including wool, balsa wood, chipboard, craft metal, leather and so much more. 8.5 in cutting platform for ample work surface. This is an excellent tool for card makers and paper crafters.

Makerspace cutting and engraving equipment

Glowforge

Glowforge Basic uses a beam of light the width of a human hair to cut, engrave, and shape designs from a variety of materials like wood, leather, acrylic, and more. Includes a subscription to Glowforge Premium.


*Requires an orientation prior to use.

*Patrons under the age of 18 wanting to use the Glowforge must be accompanied by an adult that has completed the safety and training session.

Cutting and Engraving

Cuttig and Engraving

3-D Printing

A medium sized 3-D printer with two rolls of filament hanging from the top of the machine.

Prusa MK3S+ 3-D Printer

Prusa MK3S+ 3-D Printer—Print a wide variety of objects on our Prusa 3-D Printer. We have a wide selection of colors of PLA filament to choose from. (Black, white, gray, red, yellow, blue, green, purple, metallic orange, silver, gold, bronze, glow in the dark, and metallic rainbow.)


The cost to print is $1 plus $0.05/gram of material. Completed items can be picked up at the front desk. Payment is due upon the pickup of your item.


Tinkercad - Free 3-D design app

Printables - Download 3-D objects

Thingiverse - Downloadable 3-D objects

3-D

3D Print Submission Inquires

If you'd like something 3D printed, please attach your file (.stl or .gcode only) to an email at the link below. 

Additional Makerspace Equipment

Additional
Additional makerspace equipment that includes a button maker, sewing machine, Cricut mug press, Cricut heat press, form box, embroidery machine and laminator.

Tecre Button Maker

Our button maker includes all the supplies needed to create quality pin-back buttons from print images in 1.25 in. and 2.25 in. sizes. Supplies can be purchased at the Adult Reference Desk (4 buttons for $1)


Additional makerspace equipment that includes a button maker, sewing machine, Cricut mug press, Cricut heat press, form box, embroidery machine and laminator.

Cricut Mug Press

Using Cricut infusible ink, apply a variety of designs to customize coffee mugs and tumblers.

Additional makerspace equipment that includes a button maker, sewing machine, Cricut mug press, Cricut heat press, form box, embroidery machine and laminator.

Mayku Formbox

Create custom plastic molds of everyday objects with this vacuum forming machine. Great for clay, chocolate, resin pouring, and more!


*Casting sheets available for $1 each at the adult reference desk.

Additional makerspace equipment that includes a button maker, sewing machine, Cricut mug press, Cricut heat press, form box, embroidery machine and laminator.

Saturn 3i 125 Thermal Laminator

Protect your documents with this easy to use laminator. Cost: $0.25 per page.

Additional makerspace equipment that includes a button maker, sewing machine, Cricut mug press, Cricut heat press, form box, embroidery machine and laminator.

Brother XLI2600i Sewing Machine

Free-arm sewing machine with 25 built-in stitches.

 

Additional makerspace equipment that includes a button maker, sewing machine, Cricut mug press, Cricut heat press, form box, embroidery machine and laminator.

Cricut HeatPress 2

The Cricut HeatPress 2 is used for the easy transfer of vinyl, iron-ons, and infusible ink to fabric for a variety of projects.

Additional makerspace equipment that includes a button maker, sewing machine, Cricut mug press, Cricut heat press, form box, embroidery machine and laminator.

Brother PE800 Embroidery Machine

Bring your embroidery to the next level! Create dazzling embroidery designs with a 5” x 7” embroidery field and see them on screen with the large color touch display screen. The PE800 features 138 built-in designs including 10 frame designs and 11 built-in fonts. Use the design editing features to customize your project.


*Requires an orientation prior to use.

Makerspace Supplies

Materials
Price
Maple Plywood 1/8" x 12" x 20"
$10.00
Cherry Plywood 1/8" x 12" x 20"
$10.00
Formbox Sheet
$2.00
Permanent Vinyl Sheet
$1.00
Iron on Transfer Sheet
$1.00
Cricut Infusible Ink
$2.00
Cricut Coffee Mug
$4.00
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