Makerspace

Makerspace

Makerspace is located on the first floor in the main library. It is a workspace where you can build things and work on your projects during main library opening hours.

Makerspace has a 3D printer, a vinyl cutter, a sewing machine and an overlocker.

You can use the sewing machine and the overlocker free of charge. There is a small free for the 3D printer and the vinyl cutter.

You must book the Makerspace equipment in advance. Check in at the first floor information desk when your session is about to start. The library staff will come and unlock the Makerspace door for you.

 

3D printer

Create three-dimensional objects with the Ultimaker 2+ printer. Download a 3D model online, or design your own model on the Makerspace computer. To design your own 3D models, download a free software tool for 3D modelling online. If you are a beginner to 3D modelling, you can use for example TinkerCAD.

Only use the 3D printing filaments available in Makerspace for the 3D printer. Makerspace has biodegradable PLA filaments of various colours, and white Polymax PLA filament for objects that need to take a lot of wear.

You can book the 3D printer when you have taken the 3D printing training course arranged by the library. The library arranges 1–2 courses per month. To register for the course, fill in this form  (in finnish).

The fee for using the 3D printer is 0.40 euros per each beginning hour. Pay the printing fee at the first floor information desk when your 3D object is ready.

 

Vinyl cutter

Cut your own one-colour or multicolour vinyl stickers with the Roland Stika SV-12 vinyl cutter. Create your sticker designs with Inkscape, a vector drawing software available on the Makerspace computer, or with some other free software available online.

Makerspace has black and white vinyl, and a colour map that you can use to suggest new colour acquisitions.

The maximum width of the material is 305 mm.

Book the vinyl cutter for a maximum of four hours at the main library information desk or call 06-325 3533.

The fee for the vinyl is 0.40 euros per each beginning 10 cm. Pay the fee at the first floor information desk when your stickers are ready.

 

Sewing machine

Use the Pfaff Smarter sewing machine free of charge.

You have to set up the sewing machine yourself: thread the sewing machine and wind the under thread. Consult the users’ guide if you need help using the sewing machine.

Makerspace has extra needles for the sewing machine, but if the needle breaks, you must change it yourself.

Bring your own fabric, thread, scissors, pins, and anything else you need with you.

Book the sewing machine for a maximum of four hours at the main library information desk or call 06-325 3533.

 

Overlocker

Use the Juki MO-654DE overlocker free of charge.

You have to set up the overlocker yourself. Consult the users’ guide if you need help using the overlocker.

Makerspace has extra needles for the overlocker, but if the needle breaks, you must change it yourself.

Bring your own fabric, thread, scissors, pins, and anything else you need with you.

Book the overlocker for a maximum of four hours at the main library information desk or call 06-325 3533.

 

Makerspace rules

You must follow the Makerspace rules:

  • Makerspace is a workspace for self-directed work. Only book equipment that you know how to use.
  • The library does not guide you in using the equipment. Consult the users’ guides available in Makerspace if you need help with the equipment.
  • The library does not supervise Makerspace. If you leave the equipment running unattended, you do so at your own risk.
  • Only use the materials available in Makerspace when you use the 3D printer and the vinyl cutter.
  • You use the equipment at your own risk. Vaasa City Library is not responsible for any damage to you or the equipment.
  • You are liable for any damage to the Makerspace equipment caused by improper use.
  • You may not use the 3D printer to produce weapons or other objects that can injure another person.
  • Let the library staff know, if the equipment does not work.
  • Makerspace is open during main library opening hours. The library turns all Makespace equipment off at closing time.
  • Tidy up after yourself.

Further information

Jimmy Pulli 040-191 6578 or kirjasto.atktuki@vaasa.fi