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MakerPlace Dec 2019

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Imagine. Design. Make.

Laser cutter
Taking shape...

MakerPlace is designed to provide the opportunity to use our computer-controlled equipment to turn your ideas into reality. You can:

  • print and cut t-shirt designs
  • laser cut wood and acrylic designs
  • create and produce 3D objects
  • embroider with our computerised sewing machines
  • code

We will be running an exciting range of workshops and equipment specific introduction sessions for hands-on learning. 

Who can use it?

Some of our equipment

The MakerPlace membership is available to over 16s.

You will need to be a member of the library (it's free to join). Unlike library membership, we will need to add photo ID to your membership. You will also need attend one of our induction sessions to familiarise you with each piece of equipment you are interested in using.

After that, you can book to use equipment you have been inducted on where available. If you need to learn how to create designs to use on the equipment, we recommend attending one of our workshops.

Children and young people under 16 can use the equipment during library run workshops and activity sessions.

Our workshops, activities and equipment booking can be found online on Gateshead Libraries Eventbrite page.

If you are a school or community group, please get in touch and we can deliver sessions tailored just for you.

What equipment do we have?

Currently the equipment which will be available to use includes:

We have lots of innovative equipment

  • Epilog Helix 40W laser cutter
  • Prusa 3D Printers
  • Sawgrass Virtuoso A3 sublimation printer
  • Stahl Heat Press
  • Cricut Maker Digital Cutter
  • Roland BN-20 Printer/Cutter
  • Mug Press
  • Soldering Station
  • Janome Atalier 9 Sewing Machine
  • Janome DC360 Sewing Machines
  • A3 Light Box

There is still more to come so get in touch if you have any queries

Where are we?

MakerPlace is located in Central Library situated next to the Sound Gallery. We are open through library opening hours - currently by appointment only. Please ring or email us to arrange your visit.

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