The Carnegie-Stout Public Library has announced construction of a “Maker Space,” which will be located on the second floor of the library. A Maker Space is an area dedicated to creativity and making things in a collaborative, learning environment.
This equipment includes: 11 iPads, ten Mini-iPads, six MacBook Pros, three high-quality microphones, two 3D Printers that can print plastic, metal, and wood filament objects, one 3D Scanner, one Apple TV (for loan), one VHS to DVD converter, one Slide and film to DVD converter (includes 8mm and Super 8mm film,135 mm slides,126 and127 negatives and slides, 110 negatives and slides), one Go-Pro camera with accessories (for loan), one video camera and tripod, ten Makey Makey, two Ozobots, one set Little Bits, two sets Snap Circuit. The room will also include a green screen.
Plans are in the works to expand the offerings to add traditional tools and equipment used to create, such as sewing machines, and knitting and crocheting supplies to mention some. The library already has 20 jewelry jigs.
This project has been made possible through the generosity of donors to the Carnegie-Stout Library Foundation and a grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. The Library Foundation is continuing its fundraising efforts to raise $17,000 in order to meet a challenge grant of $50,000 from a private donor, which will complete the project.