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Maker Lab

Information on equipment and guidelines for using the Maker Lab at North Campus library.

Makerbot Replicator (5th gen)

Makerbot Replicator 5th Gen


Printer type: FFF
Material: PLA
Build volume: 252 x 199 x 150 mm
Min layer height: 100 microns
Extruder Head: 1
XY precision: 11 microns
Heated platform: No
Filament Diameter: 1.75
On-printer controls: Yes
Connectivity: USB, WiFi, Ethernet

Cricut Explore Air 2

Cricut Explore Air 2™ is a DIY speed machine. This smart cutting machine cuts and writes up to 2x faster than previous models and helps you make projects with over 100 different materials.

  • Up to 2X Faster. Select Fast Mode when you need to make every minute count.
  • Quick projects. Select from over 3,000 ready-to-make projects or make quick cuts from our extensive image library.
  • Create on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Embedded Bluetooth® for wireless cutting
  • Cut 100+ materials from vellum to leather
  • Smart Set® dial for easy material settings
  • Upload your own images for free (.svg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif, .dxf).
  • Cut Smart® technology for precision cutting and easy and pre-calibrated material selection
  • Upload and use your own image files or fonts for free
  • Works with Cricut® cartridges
  • Cuts printable images

American Button 1.5" Button Making Machine

Button maker

The American Button 1.5" Button Making machine is designed to create professional grade buttons. Users can create their own buttons using images they download or design themselves. All images should be Open Source, Creative Commons or otherwise royalty fee to ensure fair Copyright usage.

Features (from American Button Machines):

  • Cushioned hand grip
  • All metal construction  
  • Industry Standard Size
  • "Zero scrap loss" engineering
  • Swivel die set increases speed
  • No changing of dies between steps
  • Made in America with American steel
  • Super fast two-step button making process
  • "Swivel die stop" ensures upper and lower die alignment
  • Compact, lightweight machine for easy storage and transport
  • Positive full stroke button press verification (No half-made buttons)
  • Cam-on-roller design requires very little physical force to operate

Makey Makey Invention Kit

Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween.

Each Makey Makey kit contains:

  • 1 Makey Makey board
  • 6 white wires
  • 1 red usb cord
  • 1 red alligator cable
  • 1 yellow alligator cable
  • 1 orange alligator cable
  • 1 white alligator cable
  • 1 gray alligator cable
  • 1 lime green alligator cable
  • 1 dark green alligator cable
  • 1 instruction booklet

Snap Circuits Extreme Electronics Discovery Kit

Build circuits without soldering!

Use Snap Circuits to learn about motors and generators, resistance and Ohm’s law, capacitors, transistors, oscillators, integrated circuits (ICs), electromagnetism, and more. Activity booklets are included in each kit.

call the library: City Library North Library South Library
716.851.1074 716.851.1273 716.851.1772