MakerLab Badges

MakerLab Badges

Learn how to use high tech equipment independently in a 2 hour (or less) training appointment. Once you earn the badge, you may reserve the equipment for your own use for up to 2 hours at a time.
IdeaSpace is the only location offering MakerLab badges and equipment reservations as MakerLabs in the branches are closed at this time.

3D Printing

3D Printer Photo

3D Printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of creating a 3D object one layer at a time. 3D Printers use a 3D model to know where to print. To see what kinds of objects can be printed, check out Thingiverse. 

Earning the 3D Printer Badge allows you to use our Dremel and Ultimaker 3D Printers independently at IdeaSpace. 


Badge Requirements

  • Step One: Complete the three-part Level One 3D Printing Video Course on our YouTube channel here
  • Step Two: Sign up for Level Two and demonstrate independent use of the 3D Printer to a staff member. 
  • Offered at IdeaSpace 
  • Grade 6-Adult

Laser Cutter

Glowforge

A laser cutter can cut or engrave a material using a high-powered laser to quickly create complex designs. Our Glowforge laser cutter is housed at IdeaSpace and allows you to engrave using a .jpg or .png file and cut using a .pdf or .svg file. You can see examples of 3D Printed projects at Thingiverse. 

Earning the Laser Cutter Badge allows you to use our Glowforge laser cutter independently at IdeaSpace.


Badge Requirements

  • Complete the in-person Level One badging session.
  • Material is provided for the badging session only. You will need to provide your own materials for future sessions.
  • Offered at IdeaSpace 
  • Grade 9-Adult

AV Booth

AV Booth Photo

IdeaSpace has a 10’x12’ soundproof audiovisual booth for all your recording needs. Our studio desk is set up outside the vocal booth and comes equipped with a computer, monitors, and a Focusrite Clarett 8 PreX audio interface. Inside the booth are two condenser microphones, a 4k studio camcorder, and a green screen.  

Earning the AV Booth Badge allows you to use the booth and all of its equipment independently at IdeaSpace.


Badge Requirements

  • Complete the in-person Level One badging session.
  • Offered at IdeaSpace 
  • Grade 9-Adult

Drawing Tablet

Drawing Tablet

A drawing tablet is a pressure-sensitive input device that allows the artist to create digital art, animation, and 3D models with a stylus pen. Huion GT-220 Drawing Tablets are available at IdeaSpace.

UG-2150 Drawing Tablets will be available at Howell, Fredericksburg, Salem Church, and Porter Branches once MakerLabs open.

Earning the Drawing Tablet Badge allows you to use the drawing tablets independently at IdeaSpace.

Wacom Drawing Tablets are available to check out here. No badge is required.


Badge Requirements

  • Complete the in-person Level One badging session.
  • Offered at IdeaSpace
  • Grade 6-Adult

Sewing Machine

Sewing Machine Photo

Using a sewing machine you can quickly sew or stitch fabric or cloth together. The sewing machine works by mechanically sewing the two threads together, and includes settings for custom stitches and length.

Earning the Sewing Machine Badge allows you to use our Janome Sewing Machines independently at IdeaSpace.


Badge Requirements

  • Step One: Complete the three-part Level One Sewing Machine Course on our YouTube channel here.
  • Step Two: Sign up for Level Two and demonstrate independent use of the Sewing Machine to a staff member.
  • Offered at IdeaSpace
  • Grade 9-Adult

Video Conversion

Video Conversion Station

With the video conversion station, you can convert your old VHS tapes into .mp4 format. This allows you to preserve old videos digitally without worrying about them degrading over time. Bring a flash drive or cloud storage login to take your converted videos home with you. 

Earning the Video Conversion Badge allows you to use the Video Conversion Station independently at IdeaSpace.


Badge Requirements

  • Complete the in-person Level One badging session.
  • Offered at IdeaSpace 
  • Grade 6-Adult

 

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