A creative space for crafters, makers and tinkerers!

The Canning Libraries MakerSpace is a creative space for crafters, makers and tinkerers with equipment and resources for 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing machines, crafting, electronics and more!

All you need to get started is…
 
  1. Become a library member (it's free!)
  2. Book a short induction for the equipment you want to use.*
  3. Reserve the equipment that you want to use.*
  4. Get making!
Please note: You must be aged 16+ to take part in the MakerSpace program. Please see programs for kids and teens here

*Inductions and reservations are only needed for the following equipment:
  • 3D Printers
  • Laser Cutter
  • Sewing Machines & Overlocker
All other equipment can be used in the MakerSpace without an induction and reservation.

Join us at Riverton Library for 10 weeks, Saturdays 10am – 4pm.

MakerSpace Equipment

  • 3D Printers
    • UP BOX + and UP mini 2 ES
  • 3D Pens
    • 3Doodlers
  • Laser cutter
    • Emblaser 2 with Air Assist
  • Sewing machines
    • Brother NS15
  • Overlocker
    • Janome 8004D 4-Thread Overlocker
  • Electronics components
  • General crafting materials
  • Laptops

Useful resources

Thingiverse - Thingiverse is a website dedicated to the sharing of user-created digital design files. Provides primarily free, open-source hardware designs licensed under the GNU General Public License or Creative Commons licenses. Download files and build them with your 3D printer, laser cutter, or CNC.

Tinkercad - Tinkercad is a free-of-charge, online 3D modeling program that runs in a web browser. Features easy to follow tutorials to get started with 3D design.

Emblaser 2 & LightBurn Tutorials - Follow this link to find tutorials on using the Emblaser 2 laser cutter & engraver, and LightBurn software. 
 

FAQs

Do I have to make a booking in order to use the MakerSpace equipment?
Bookings are advised in order to use the following equipment:
  • 3D printers
  • Laser cutter
  • Sewing machines and overlocker
This is to allow the maximum number of makers to enjoy using the equipment. However, these pieces of equipment are free for MakerSpace users to use on a drop-in basis on the day if no bookings have been made (as long as you have undertaken the relevant induction – click here for induction bookings).
Is there a charge for using the MakerSpace equipment?
Why is the MakerSpace only running for 10 weeks?
What age do I have to be to use the MakerSpace equipment?
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