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 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.
April 24th, 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.
April 25th, 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.
June 8th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
From art to technology, discover STEAM learning through hands on robotics, building, crafts, games and experiments.
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Grand River Hall, BGN Lab
Learn the basics of 3D printing. Participants will learn to find designs online, prepare a file for printing and how to use the library's 3D printer. In partnership with WLU Game Design and Development Program.
Registration required. Registration begins on Tuesday, May 1, call 519-756-2220 to register.
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Are you up for the challenge? Move from station to station completing tech challenges along the way. At each station we dare you to try something new with your favourite tech toys like Cubelets, Dot & Dash, greenscreen and more.
July 4th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Use your making skills to complete challenges, every week! We'll build and create with robots, LED lights, recyclables and more.
July 5th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Get creative while you experiment with unique technologies. Complete challenges with robots, build simple circuits and create custom projects.