Library Makerspace

Current Makerspace Equipment

The La Vista Public Library is in the process of creating a makerspace area. Some of the equipment that can be found within the makerspace includes... 

  • MakerBot 3D Printer 
  • Laser Cutter
  • Accu-cut Paper Cutter 
  • Button Maker
  • Sewing Machine
  • Tinker Box Kits
  • Laminator

Some of the above equipment requires training and certification prior to use. We are also still in the process of getting some of the machines ready for public use. If you are interested in a piece of equipment and don't see it in the library, please ask us about it. 

If you want to read the usage policies for these machines head to the Makerspace Equipment Policy Page.

If you have any questions about the makerspace, would like to donate materials/equipment, or have suggestions, don't hesitate to let us know!

Makerspace Elements

3D Printer
Laser Cutter II

3D Printer

Print your own 3D models with the MakerBot Replicator+ which offers easy to use software and 10 colors of PLA plastic to choose from. Pre-made 3D models can be found on the Thingiverse website or makers can try their hand at designing their own 3D models on Tinkercad. Makers are welcome to make their designs at home ahead of time and save them on a USB. Prices for prints are calculated per oz. of filament used.

PRINTING WEAPONS IS NOT ALLOWED. 

Prints must fit within the print space which is 20.8” (long) x 17.4” (wide) x 16.2” (high).

Laser Cutter

The Universal Laser Cutter offers a wide range of capabilities from engraving to cutting out designs from wood, paper, and plastic. Materials are available to purchase from the studio to be used with the laser cutter. However, with the current high demand for wood, some supplies may not be restocked. If a maker wants to bring their own material(s) to be used with the laser cutter, they must bring a receipt or leave the label on the item so we can check what it is made of.

Materials must be no more than 16” (long) x 12” (wide) x 4” (thick).

Makerspace Examples

3D Printer Example

3D Printer example

Laser Cutter Example

Laser cutter example 1