About the Makerspace
The Hutchinson Public Library Makerspace is a public workshop-area that provides access to tools, materials, and skilled mentorship. It’s a fun, creative place for people to share and develop their abilities, explore their passions, and inspire others to do the same.
- No experience required: The Makerspace is a place to learn. Staff are available to guide and provide input on your projects. This is a do-it-yourself space, though! Staff are here to assist – not complete projects on request.
- Supplied materials: We keep a selection of materials available, such as 3D-printing filament, adhesive vinyl, printable fabric transfers, and plastic tiles for CNC carving. Some supplies are available for a charge, but we often have donated materials available, and you are welcome to bring compatible materials to use.
- Location: The Makerspace is located in the basement of the Library. Use the central elevator and press the button labeled “Make”.
- Availability: The Makerspace is available for walk-in use during library open hours – no appointment required. Machines are typically available on a first-come-first-served basis. You are encouraged to call before your visit to make sure equipment is available.
Soldering station (with hot-air tool), oscilloscope, power supply, multimeters
Cricut Maker (2017 version)
In our Makerspace, you can:
- Learn about programming
- Develop your own video game
- Tinker and craft
- and more!
- Makerspace Featured Project: Design your own T-shirt!Our Makerspace featured project this month is for all you aspiring clothing designers! Get ready to learn how to produce your own graphic shirt… Using easy-to-use software, you can create fun artwork and lettering to cut out of Heat Transfer Vinyl and iron on to your clothes. When you’re finished, be sure to grab one… Read more: Makerspace Featured Project: Design your own T-shirt!