What is a Makerspace?

Welcome to the Connetqot Public Library's Makerspace. A makerspace is a place where creative members of our community can gather, create, invent, and learn. In addition to providing the latest technology, like 3D printing, virtual reality (VR), a portable chromakey green screen studio, and Apple iMac design stations (forthcoming), our makerspace will continue to grow and include equipment for those who wish to work with paper, fabrics and woods. Let the innovation begin!

Virtual Reality

Get ready to experience Virtual Reality (VR). Virtual Reality uses a computer, headset, and sensors to immerse you directly into a three-dimensional, computer-generated world. Your head, hands, and body movements are tracked to let you interact with what you see inside the headset. Call today or check our calendar to find the next available time we will be running demonstrations. Parental supervision is required for children under 13.

What will I be able to do with VR? Explore: Experience our planet like you’ve never experienced it before! Travel around the world—to distant planets and even back in time—without ever leaving the library. Learn: Discover more about the ocean, outer space, or the human body through VR experiences. Create: Make works of art in VR. Play: Try gaming by immersing yourself in a 3D environment.

3D Printing

Members of the Connetquot Public Library can request that a 3D printed object be created on our MakerGear M2 Dual Extruder 3D Printer. You may develop your own 3D model, using software like TinkerCAD, or submit a design file licensed under a GNU General Public License or Creative Commons licenses. The cost for this service is 50 cents per half hour.

Apple iMac Design Stations

Access the latest design and audio/video production software, including:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • GarageBand
  • Final Cut Pro
  • iMovie
  • iWork suite
  • and more!