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Makerspace

At Security Public Library, our mission is to meet the evolving educational, cultural, informational, and recreational needs of the public by providing modern library resources and services. That is why we are so excited to bring our brand new Makerspace to the Security-Widefield Community. This new space features state-of-the-art Science and Technology resources and equipment, free for public use.

Featuring:

  • 3D Printing
  • Laser Cutting and Engraving
  • A Flight Simulator
  • Microscopes
  • Sewing machines
  • Tools
  • Cricut
  • Internet hotspots
  • Car Code Reader and more!

Start Here

Our Makerspace tools and equipment are available to use for library card holders.  An Introductory Class is required before use of the 3D Printers, Glowforge, and Cricut machine.   

All Makerspace users must sign a Waiver and Terms of Use Agreement and agree to the Makerspace Guidelines before any Makerspace equipment or resources may be used. 

Step 1: Schedule an Introduction Appointment for the equipment you would like to use

  • Click the link above. 
  • Select the tool or equipment  you would like to learn to use. 
  • Select the "Introduction" class from the drop down menu.
  • Select a staff member.
  • Choose a date and time that works for your schedule.
  • On the next page, enter your details and click "Confirm Appointment."

Step 2: Now that you have taken your Introduction Class, you may register to use the equipment during Makerspace Open Hours.

Step 3: Need help with your project? Our Makerspace Librarians are here to assist. 

Book a one-on-one appointment with a staff member. Choose the machine and then, from the drop down menu, select "Help: One-on-One Appointment." Follow the steps above to confirm your appointment.

 

picture of a list of items in SPL Makerspace

3D Printers

Type of printer- Prusa i3 MK3S+

3D Printer Build area: 250mm x 210mm x 210mm (9.84 in 8.3 in x  8.3 in)
3D Printer Required Filament diameter: 1.75mm

PLA only- Must use library supplies 

3d printer image

 

Cricut

Product Type: Electronic cutting machine

Area: 11.5 width, length depending on material and mat size

Model: Cricut explore

Compatible Material: Fabric, Leather, Metal, Paper, Vinyl

Cutter Type: Die-cut

Type: Cutter

Cricut machine

Glow Forge Laser Engraver

Glowforge 3D Laser Printer Plus

Max Cutting - 1/2"

Max Engraving - 2"

Printable size - 19.5" x 11"

Compatible with JPG, PNG, SVG, PDF files

Glowforge Laser Printer

 

Flight Simulator

The Jay Velocity by Redbird Flight with RD1 Rudder Pedals

Flight Software - Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5
Primary Flight Control - Redbird professional-grade yoke system

Visuals 27-inch LCD monitor (1920 x 1080 pixels) with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Video Card
CPU Intel 12th Generation i7
Memory 16GB DDR4
Storage 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD
Operating System Windows 11 Professional (64-bit)
Flight Simulation Software Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5
Primary Flight Control Redbird professional-grade yoke system
Throttle Quadrant "Boat style" controls for throttle and mixture
Jay Velocity Flight Simulator