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Erie Makes

Try Making....

Erie Make is all about makers and those who want to learn how to make! Whether you are interested in 3D design, music or digital art, there are a ton of free resources out there to explore. Learning a new skill can be very rewarding. Who knows! You might even find your new favorite hobby.  

Try something new with the projects below.

3D Printed Keychain

Learn the basics of 3D print design by creating a name keychain using Tinkercad.                              

For this project you will need a Tinkercad account, see link below.


You can submit your project to be printed at the Idea Lab without having to take our class because it is a beginner's project. Before you submit, please fill out the Idea Lab agreement if this is your first time printing or you've never visited the Idea Lab and filled this out before:

Now you can submit your project to be printed with the link below:

If you would like to learn more about 3D printing check out these resources.

Take the Idea Lab’s online 3D print class.

Try another project on our 3D Print Maker Guide.

Play around with another 3D Printing Software.

Check out one of these 3D printing books. 

Digital Drawing

Have you ever thought about giving digital art a try? Now is the time! 

Play around with a free software to create an artistic piece:

  • MediBang Paint
  • Krita
  • Pixil Art

Take it to the next level and check out a Wacom Tablet Kit. Wacom tablets give you the feeling of using a pencil while you draw with one of the above software.


Here are some helpful guides to get you started. 


Here are some helpful guides to get you started. 

Make A Beat

Want to make a beat but don’t have all the instruments to do so? Fear not! FL Studio comes with built in plugins  you can use to make your own music.