Makers' Lab Equipment and Supplies

Equipment availability runs on a first come, first served basis during open hours and may require prior reservations. Follow the link to reserve items or to RSVP for open hours.

Project

Equipment provided

Consumable Limit

Are participants allowed  to bring own consumable and terms

3D pens*

Scribblr V3

One sample of filament

Yes – PLA, size: 1.75 mm

3D printer*

(Prints will be made outside of Open Hours. Refer to guidelines for information about what on the required file format and how to submit).

Mini2 Lulzbot

See 3D printer guidelines


Not allowed

Button Maker*

1.25” Circle Tecre Button Maker

Up to 20 buttons provided

Button supplies not allowed. May bring printed artwork (recommended size 1.5” circle)

Paper/Vinyl Cutting Machine*☘

Cricuit Air, Cricut Maker

Equivalent to 3 pieces of cardstock

Yes  - anything listed on approved materials through Cricuit


Embroidery/Cross Stitch

Needles, Hoops, Thread

Scrap fabric, up to one fat quarter, thread, hoops provided but must be left at library

Yes

Jewelry Making

Basic hand tools

Limited to making one item (pair of earrings, 1 necklace, 1 keychain, etc.)

Yes

Knitting/Crochet

Crochet needles, knitting needles

No limit during Open Hours. Excess yarn cannot go home unless permission granted.

Yes – all yarn accepted

Laser Cutter *☘
*Only staff can operate this machine. Please speak to staff member about your project prior to using
Glowforge Plus
Cardboard sheet guaranteed. Users can use up to 10" x 6" of either medium draft board or acrylic if available.Yes-with prior approval from staff. Laser cutter can cut organic material under 1”. The max printable area is 11” by 19.5”. Acceptable materials include hard wood, cardboard, paper (can also be cut by cricut machine), leather, etc. We will not accept cork, PVC, or plywood.
Perler BeadsPlates, IronOne plate worth of Perler BeadsYes

Polymer Clay

Basic Hand Tools, Toaster Oven

Sculpey Glue, toothpicks, dample amount of clay available not to exceed 1 oz

Yes – Users should have information regarding cooking time and temperature to use library toaster oven

Sewing – Machine *☘

Singer Simple

Scrap fabric, up to one fat quarter, basic white and black thread

Yes – all fabrics, thread can be brought in but bobbin remains at library (including all remaining thread), class 15 bobbin if verified

Sewing – Hand

Various needles and basics tools

Scrap fabric, up to one fat quarter, basic white and black thread

Yes – all fabrics and thread

Shrinky Dink

Toaster Oven

Sample amount of shrinky dink paper (limited to ½ page), Sharpies, brushes, paint

Yes

Vacuum former
*Only staff can operate this machine. Please speak to staff member about your project prior to using
Mayku Vacuum former, Shop Vac, Form SheetsOne Form Sheet per participant, staff approval requiredNo

*Training required before use                              
**Training Available Day Of  
☘Scheduling Required

Pop Up Makerspace

Our Makers' Lab is on the go! The Pop Up Makerspace allows our Makers' Lab to be shared with students in Hays CISD. Items in the Pop Up Makerspace can be used during Open Hours but availability may vary.

Circuits

  • Makey Makey
  • littleBits
  • Chibitronics LED stickers
  • Snap Circuits

Robots

  • Sphero SPRK, Mini, and Ollies
  • Ozobots
  • Cubelets
  • Primo Cubetto

3D Rendering/Construction

  • Kapla Blocks
  • Building Challenges
  • K'nex

Computing

  • Arduino 
  • Raspberry Pi