Mini Maker Lab Arrives at Edgebrook Branch

3D printed busts and a patterned greeting card.
3D printed busts and a patterned greeting card

The Edgebrook Branch Mini Maker Lab will be open for six weeks, from August 25 to October 4, in the first floor community room.

Stop by the Mini Maker Lab to:

  • Create your own designs and fabricate them with the push of a button
  • Learn about the Chicago maker community and how you can get involved
  • Try out free software that you also can download at home
  • Learn about the educational and career opportunities available in computer-aided design

Hours

  • Monday and Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday: closed

Equipment

  • Two Up! Mini 3D Printers
  • Two Silhouette Cameo Vinyl Cutters
  • One Kinect Camera to scan 3D printed busts
  • Additional crafting supplies

Events

The Mini Maker Lab will feature making workshops like:

  • Get Scanned and Print a 3D Bust
  • Create a Vinyl Sticker
  • Create a Patterned Greeting Card
  • Create 3D Earrings
  • Create a 3D Key Chain
  • Create a Vinyl Heat Transfer
  • Use a Hacked Electronic Knitting Machine

Using the Mini Maker Lab

Although workshops are intended for ages 14 and up, we can accommodate a school-age child sharing a work station with a parent or guardian. For more information, or to register for classes, call (312) 744-8313.

Mark Your Calendar

Our third Mini Maker Lab takes place at the Little Village Branch from October 13 to November 22.