In addition to 3D printers, woodworking tools, and soldering tools, the Innovation Lab includes some other machines that allow you to bring an idea to fruition. Note that some of these tools will require a safety orientation and a signed waiver on file with the Innovation Lab before use. Those tools are noted in their descriptions below.
Digital Sewing Machine
Feel free to come in and use our digital sewing machine to make a wide range of items, from clothing all the way to quilts. Because our machine is digitized, you can plug in your laptop, transfer a pattern which you might have downloaded or made yourself, and let the machine do the work for you!
Cricut Explore Silhouette Cutter
Cut, write, and score on over 60 materials with absolute precision while using a variety in pen styles and colors. Using the Cricut Design Space software you can create cards, seasonal and home décor, gifts and more with just a click.
Borrow Innovation Equipment
Many specialized technologies can be checked out from the library for your projects. If you’re interested in using any of the items below, please complete this form.
These kits can be used to build a wide range of computer controlled devices, such as robots, thermostats, and motion detectors. Use the various components inside the kit to assemble your microcontroller board, and then tell it what to do using the C programming language.
Raspberry Pi Computer
These tiny computers are more powerful than the Arduinos, and can be used in situations where a little more computational oomph is called for. They run a fully-fledged operating system and can connect to peripherals via USB and HDMI.
SparkFun Inventor’s Kit
This kit contains a lot of the physical components you might need while tinkering with a small mechanical or electrical project, from wires and clamps to lights and resistors. The kit contains ideas for projects as well, including an autonomous robot!
This tiny robot, controlled by Arduino, can speed around and push other bots in the Mini Sumo robot combat event category. A good hands-on application for Arduino micro controllers!