First time visiting the Makerspace? Need some instruction? Already completed the required training? Schedule an appointment with one of our Librarians to reserve some time in the Makerspace!
The Cricut Explore Air cuts a wide variety of materials, including paper, cardstock, vinyl, iron-on, poster board and infusible ink sheets for DIY projects. Upload your own images or choose from the Cricut Image Library and create with Cricut Design Space free online software. The Cricut Explore Air's dual carriage can cut a card and then write a personalized message exactly where you want. It can also cut a box and score the fold lines in one step.
Give the gift of vibrant, professional-quality, personalized mugs with Cricut Mug Press. Just create your design using Cricut Infusible Ink materials, attach it to your mug, and let the press do the rest! With no manual temperature or pressure settings, it's easy to customize Infusible Ink compatible mugs with one-of-a-kind art or text.
Converting VHS tapes to digital is simple with our Video2Digital Converter. transfer your videos to digital format with the touch of a button. Convert your VHS collection and enjoy your old movies again. Restore and share your family memories from 20 years ago. You can watch your digitized videos on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or your TV.
The Ultimaker S5 uses fused filament fabrication (FFF) print technology, which is the process of depositing layers of filament one on top of the other.
The build volume - the physical space inside the printer that can be used for printing - is 13 x 9.4 x 11.8 inches.
Our printer has a dual extrusion print head and swappable print cores (it can print in two colors.) Currently, our printer has an AA 0.4 and a BB 0.4 print head. Both print to a resolution of 200-20 microns.
The Ultimaker S5 runs on the Ultimaker Cura software platform, which is necessary to “slice” (prepare) the objects to be printed. Ultimaker Cura is available for free at https://ultimaker.com/software/ultimaker-cura
You can find free designs to print and modify at sites like Thingiverse or MyMiniFactory. Design your own using free online CAD software like Tinkercad or SketchUp Free.
All submissions must follow the Davenport Public Library's 3D Printer Policy which can be found within the Makerspace Policy. For more information, visit the 3D Printer section of this LibGuide.
Use the heat press to customize shirts, bags, coasters, and more!
Our heat press platen (heating surface) is 15"x15".
Temperature range is up to 400 degrees F, making it suitable for heat-transfer vinyl and sublimation onto a variety of materials.
Design beautiful, full-color. professional quality posters, up to 24-inches wide.
Now with adjustable heat up to 400℉ (205°C), Cricut EasyPress 2 is your no-stress heat press. Combining the speed of a heat press and the convenience of an iron, Cricut EasyPress 2 gives you fast, effortless results that really last, even after repeated washes. Eliminate guesswork with rigorously tested time and temperature settings for every project, apply heat, and when the beep sounds, you’re done! Helpful safety features include an insulated Safety Base and auto-shutoff feature. Cricut EasyPress 2 is lightweight, portable, easy to store, and compatible with most major brands of heat-transfer vinyl and all Infusible Ink™ products. And of course, it’s a perfect complement to Cricut cutting machines.
The Heavy Duty 4432 sewing machine is designed with your heavy duty projects in mind, from denim to canvas. With adjustable presser foot pressure, you can also sew very lightweight sheers, and the stainless steel bedplate allows fabrics to glide over the machine with ease. Among the 110 stitch applications is a one-step buttonhole (see below for the complete Stitch Applications Guide). The Heavy Duty 4432 features a 6.25" sewing space (needle to tower) and 4.25" height, free arm, extra high pressure foot lifter, and variable needle positions.
Press some buttons with our button maker! Your finished pin-back button will be 2.25" in diameter. Use our button maker template to create unique designs!
Have some LPs or cassettes you'd like to covert to digital? We can help! Our ION EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter software guides you through the music transfer steps and it automatically separates the tracks for you! Save the digital audio files onto a USB and transfer them to a computer or digital music player!