Makers' Lab Equipment and Supplies


Equipment provided

Consumable Limit

Are participants allowed  to bring own consumable items

3D printer

Refer to guidelines for information about what on the required file format and how to submit.

Mini2 Lulzbot

Fees for filament apply: 

$0.05 per gram

Once job is submitted, staff will communicate total cost of project prior to printing.

Not allowed

3D ScannerMatter and FormNot ApplicableNot Applicable
Block PrintingCarving tools, block printing ink
One linoleum block

Button Maker

1.25” and 2.5" circle Tecre Button Maker

1.25" buttons: Up to 20 buttons provided

2.5" button: Up to 10 buttons provided

Participants are not permitted to bring button supplies but may bring printed artwork on regular paper (cardstock does not work on button maker)

Recommended art size (circle shape)
1.25" Buttons: 1.629" with main image centered at no larger than 1.156"

2.5" Buttons: 2.920" with main image centered at no larger than 2.406"

Cricut Paper/Vinyl Cutting Machine

Cricuit Air, Cricut Maker

Equivalent to 3 pieces of card stock, 6" x 12" vinyl if available

Yes  - anything listed on approved materials for Cricut Makers. Click here to see the full list.

Embroidery/Cross Stitch

Needles, Hoops, Thread

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


Jewelry Making

Basic hand tools

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



Crochet needles, knitting needles

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

Yes – all yarn accepted

Laser Cutter

The library hosts a bi-monthly training to create laser cut files. Once you've completed the training, you may make an appointment to use the machines with staff assistance.
Glowforge Plus

Fees apply for Proofgrade materials (10”x6”). Prices for consumable material will increase beginning October 1, 2022.

Cost beginning October 1, 2022
Acrylic (1/8")
Medium Draftboard
Thick Draftboard (1/4")

Medium Basswood Plywood (1/8")

Thick Basswood
Plywood (1/4")

Yes-with prior approval from staff. 

Proofgrade materials are made specifically for our laser cutter and are recommended. You can purchase from us or buy specific materials here.

Laser cutter can engrave organic material under 1” and cut through material under ¼”. The max printable area is 11” by 19.5”. Acceptable materials include hard wood, leather, etc. Users should know what kind of material they have purchased and whether it’s been treated or not. It is highly encouraged to speak with library staff prior to buying materials for the laser cutter.

We will not accept cork, PVC, or plywood that is not Proofgrade. We will also not accept items that we do not know exactly what the make up of the product is.

Mayku VacuformMayku VacuformMayku Form and Cast Sheets - $1.50Users can purchase their own Mayku form/cast sheets here.
Perler BeadsIron, Plates, Parchment Paper
Perler beads for a single plate project

Polymer Clay

Basic Hand Tools, Toaster Oven

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


Sewing – Machine

Singer Heavy Duty HD6380, Singer Quantum Stylist 9960, 

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


Shrinky Dink

Toaster Oven

Sample amount of Shrinky Dink paper (limited to ½ page), Sharpies, brushes, paint


ToolsGeneral tools including Hammer, Screw Driver, Drill, Dremel, Small Clamps, Wood Glue,  etc.

Not applicable
Yes. Please chat with staff member before bringing specific glue. We recommend Guerilla glue for indoor applications.

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 in the Makers' Lab but availability may vary.

If you are a teacher or librarian at Hays CISD, e-mail Caitlin Foley at for more information on how to reserve items for the Pop Up Makerspace!

Craft Supplies

  • Button Maker (1.25") and 10 sample buttons
  • Sewing
  • Knitting


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

3D Rendering/Construction

  • Kapla Blocks
  • Building Challenges
  • K'nex


  • Arduino 
  • Raspberry Pi


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