Makerspace is a place for creation, collaboration and innovation. It's a place for people to connect and explore. We'll provide you with the tools, you come up with the ideas.
Makerspace items for public use include:
- Sewing Machine
- Vinyl Cutter
- Cricut and Silhouette Die Cutting Machine
- VHS to DVD Converter
- Slide Converter (photograph slides converted to digital files)
- LEGO Mindstorms
- Dash Robot
- Arduino Kits
- Raspberry Pi Kits
- Digital Media Lab with Apple computers, Adobe Design programs and green screens.
You can now book space in our Digital Media Lab where you can create music, video and art using: iMovie (complete with camera, tripod and greenscreen), GarageBand and the Adobe Creative Suite software package (Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver). Staff are available to provide limited assistance.
Explore the wonderful world of experimental 3D printing using our Cube 3D printer. Come design your own 3D image or try out our pre-loaded designs. Staff are available to provide limited assistance.
The use of the 3D printer is free for all Brantford Public Library cardholders. There is a 2 hour print job time limit.
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Explore a new technology every session, with plenty of time for questions and discussion. This month's topic is: Shopping Online.
March 12th, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Calling all gamers! Come to our monthly board game cafe to learn a new game or play a favourite. You and your friends will have your pick of games from the Laurier Library game collection.
The Library is a proud partner of the Laurier Library and the Laurier Game Design and Development Program.
February 27th, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Discover new ways to be creative with STEM. Join us for this Makerspace group focusing on learning while playing with experiments, challenging puzzles, and collaboration.
February 28th, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Think it, try it! Experiment with unique technologies, learn the basics of block coding, complete challenges with robots or build simple circuit projects.
April 13th, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Design a digital avatar for your role-playing games. When your design is complete, print a prototype on the Library’s 3D printer.
April 13th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
From art to technology, discover STEAM learning through hands on robotics, building, crafts, games and experiments.