MakerSpace

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What You Want to Know About the Bastrop Library MakerSpace

The Friends of the Bastrop Public Library are proud supporters of the new MakerSpace program at our library. We have contributed funds to help get this vital project started,  and we plan to continue supporting it with money raised from our book sales.

If you’d like more information on this innovative project, read this article on our News page.

Mickey Duvall says the library is starting small and surveying residents to determine what they are interested in making. Libraries around the country have included programmable sewing machines and routers, digital recording studios- the options are enormous. Let Mickey know what interests you.

The machines are available on specified dates and times. The public is welcome to use them with supervision, children under eight with an adult present. Eventually, the program will expand to a dedicated space and extended hours.

So far, the library has purchased:

  • three laptop computers
  • a Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter
  • an Ultimaker 3D printer
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You can watch this video to get a good idea of what the versatile vinyl printer can do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-k6vlZT_BU

And this short video will introduce you to the future of 3D printing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx0Z6LplaMU

Users will be able to learn a variety of skills including computer-assisted technology (CAD) while making functional and innovative projects.