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Makerspace

 Upcoming Workshops 

May 6th 2 Color Creations 4:00-5:00

 

 

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3D Printers

   The 3D Printers build objects from the ground up. Rafts or brims are used as supports at the base of the model. These adhesions keep your design in place while it is printing and ensures your project is  uniformly strong. Some prints require support material to ensure proper printing. Supports are needed if the design has large overhangs or parts that are suspended in mid-air. Our usual default is an angle of 60 degrees or more uses supports. These types of additions are easily removable by the user. Users may see slight imperfections in their prints. Small bumps, holes and rough edges may occur with 3D printing. You can clean up some of the imperfections with fine sand  paper or other tools. Our printers print in just one color but you can certainly paint your design. Our printers are quite  accurate, but there may be some instances where objects do not fit precisely together. The user is  responsible for checking over their design for flaws.  If the design cannot be printed due to design error, the user still must pay for the filament used in the attempt. 

The Makerbot Replicator Mini + Build Plate is 4.5 X 5 Inches. It prints in PLA filament.

The Ultimaker S3 Build Plate is 9.1 X 7.4 inches It prints in PLA, Tough PLA and ABS filaments.

Those wishing to utilize the library’s 3D printers must do so for lawful purposes. Minot Public Library staff reserves the right to decline any print request for any reason. 

3D printing made possible by a generous grant from BEST BUY and Friends of the Library!  Thank you!

Makerspace items not available until further notice due to the COVID19 Pandemic.
Checkout Makerspace Items

Our patrons can check out a variety of equipment to use outside the library! In addtion to two Cannon cameras, we've got Spheros, Ozobots, Snap Circuits,  MakeyMakey, Arduino Boards, Raspberry Pi, LittleBits kits, and Dot and Dash Robots!  We have 2 LEGO Mindstorms "Fred" and "George"!  We've got a Nook loaded with Hogwarts ebooks. We've recently added a GO PRO 7 with all the mounts and assessories! 3D Printing is also available! See below for details!  Like all our Makerspace checkout items, you can play with them in your home for 7 days!  if no one is waitng for the item, you may renew for another week! Use your library card to check out this fantastic tech! To learn more about how to use the tech toys, have a look at our YouTube channel Minot Makerspace for videos to get you started!   Teens and Children will need a Makerspace permission form signed by their parent or guardian to check out items from the Makerspace.

Go Pro Hero 7 Camera

Does your summer call for a lot of ACTION? A dynamic getaway, lake weekends and fun filled energetic vacations are how we make memories for years to come. Capture all those crazy exploits with our Go Pro Hero 7 camera, available for checkout for 7 days here at Minot Public Library!  Our newest addition to the Makerspace Tech Toys, our Go Pro Hero 7 camera comes in a carry bag which includes 9 different mounts. Try using our floaty mount for water pictures, as our Go Pro camera is completely waterproof!  Try an adhesive mount in your car for spectacular drives.  There’s even a belt mount and a head mount for to capture your hikes, bike rides and climbs!

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