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MakerPlace Dec 2019

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Imagine. Design. Make.

Laser cutter
Taking shape...
Our new MakerPlace is taking shape!

Designed to give children and adults the opportunity to use our computer-controlled equipment to turn ideas into reality, you can:

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

We will be running an exciting range of workshops, taster sessions and equipment specific drop in sessions for some hands-on learning. Individuals, groups and schools can all participate.

Who can use it?

Some of our equipment
If you're over 16 you need to be a member of the library (it's free to join) and attend one of our workshops or sessions to familiarise you with each piece of equipment you're interested in using. After that, you can book ahead or come along to one of our drop-in sessions and a member of staff will get you started. 

Children and young people under 16 can use the equipment during library run workshops and activity sessions - use our listing to find out more.

If you're a school or community group, 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 Gateshead 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.

For more information contact us

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