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FSPL Makerspace


Since opening in February 2016, the FSPL Makerspace has been offering innovative services!

 

What kind of services?

 

3D Printer

3D printing is the process of taking a digital file and making three dimensional solid objects. It is made by laying down many successive thin layers of material. You can submit your files (.STL, .OBJ, for example) to staff at 3dprinting@fspl.ca to have your image 3D printed! You can email or call staff with any questions, 780-998-4275. Where to get started? Check out thingiverse and tinkercad for ideas and to create your own designs! The charge is for recovery of materials at 10 cents per gram of the finished product.

 

Musical Equipment

We have a full keyboard with weighted keys and pedal, an electronic drum kit with lots of style settings, and a Fender guitar! Come to the desk to check out the drum sticks or the guitar and start jamming! All the equipment uses headphones. 

 

Xbox Gaming Console and Projector

Check out a video game from the Circulation Desk and start playing on our interactive smart board projector! 

 

iMac and HD Video Editing Software

In addition to amazing software like iMovie and Garage band, we have installed Final Cut Pro on this beautiful iMac! You can even burn your films onto a blu-ray using our blu-ray burner! Discs are available for purchase at the desk.

 

Photo Scanning and Digital Conversion Station

Do you have old photos and VHS that you want to preserve? Convert them to digital at our Digital Conversion Station. We have a high volume photo scanner and a flat bed scanner, as well as industry grade software to manage these photos. Use our VHS playing and conversion equipment to convert old videos to DVD or to a digital format. You can also bring in a camcorder with 8mm tapes to convert them. The computer also has Adobe Creative Suite! This means expensive, industry standard software like Photoshop is now at your fingertips.

 

Sewing Machine

After taking an orientation with a staff member to show that you can use the machine safely, all the power of the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 will be free for you to use! This advanced machine has 600 built-in stiches, 13 fully automatic buttonholes, 25 needle positions, and so much more!

 

Button Maker

Try out our button maker! You can draw your own designs or you can create designs on the computer! Click here for a template. 
 

Take Home Makerspace Equipment!

It's not just books you can take home from the library! Now you can go home with this great equipment! These items must be checked out by an adult on an adult library card (FSPL, SCL, or ME) in good standing. The items must be picked up and returned to Fort Saskatchewan Public Library. Items can be taken out for three weeks and cannot be renewed. Patrons are responsible for damages and loss. Click here to view the items in the catalogue and to place a hold!

 

Acoustic Guitar

Includes guitar, strap, and tuner.

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