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Idea Lab Equipment

Learning New Equipment

It takes times to learn the basics. Below you will see lightbulbs giving average time estimates - your time will vary based on your previous knowledge and project difficulty. Basic computer skills are needed for many pieces of equipment in the room. 

Glowforge - Laser Cutter and Engraver

Use the laser to cut and engrave different materials. Learn more about our laser on the Glowforge guide.  You must take a class before using the Glowforge and you may only use approved materials.

Certification Class

To use the Glowforge, you must complete our Learn to Laser Cut and Engrave class.

  • You can take our learn to laser cut and engrave class online here. 
  • You can check the library calendar for upcoming classes.

Related Fees:

  • Acrylic
    • Clear 12x20 - $10.00
    • Colored 12x12 - $7.00
  • Plywood
    • 12x20 - $4.00
    • 12x12 - $3.00 
  • Ceramic Tile 4x4 - $.50
  • Cork Coaster - $.50

3D Printers

Create three-dimensional objects using 3D modeling software. Learn more on our 

3D Printing Maker Guide.

Related Fees:

3D Filament

  • PLA.............$0.10 per gram
  • PLA PRO....$0.15 per gram
  • PVA............$0.25 per gram

Certification Class

To use the 3D printers you must complete our Learn to 3D Print class. You can take the class online here.

Submit a Print

To submit a 3D print job after having taken the Learn to 3D Print class, please use our Submission Form.

What can you make?

  • Cookie Cutters, Keychains, Ornaments
  • Models, Figures
  • Containers, Organizers, Stands

Design Computers

The Idea Lab design computers can be reserved for one hour time slots. Each computer has a variety of creative software to help you with your next project. 


  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • GameMaker Studio 
  • Cura
  • Audacity
  • Blender
  • MediBang Paint
  • Microsoft Office 2016

Related Fees:


  • $.10 a page for black and white
  • $.25 a page for color

What You'll Need:

You need a flash drive to save your work, or an email account to send it to.

What can you make?

  • Edit video, music, and photos
  • Create websites, signs, etc
  • Design 3D printed objects

Cricut Maker

Cricut Maker gives you the freedom to make everything from paper crafts and iron-ons to vinyl decals using a free software. Learn more on our Cricut Maker Guide.


  • Cricut Maker
  • Cricut Mats
  • Cricut Easy Press
  • Cricut Mug Press
  • Cricut Hat Press 
  • Cricut Pens 
  • Weeding Tools 

Related Fees:

  • Vinyl................................$1.00 per 12"x12" sheet
  • Heat Transfer Vinyl…….$1.00 per 10"x12" sheet
  • Transfer Sheets.............$1.50 per 12"x12" sheet
  • Infusible Ink Sheets.......$2.00 per 12"x12" sheet 

What You'll Need:

A Cricut Design Space account or a valid email to create an account.

What can you make?

  • Stickers
  • Iron on Decals
  • Greeting Cards
  • Stencils

Large Format Printer

Our large format printer will print high quality, large format prints up to 36 inches by 72 inches in size using easy to learn Free Layout Plus software.

Related Fees:

Price, before tax, is determined by the length of print. The width of paper used for any print is always 36”.

  • 0-12” $5.00
  • 13-24” $10.00
  • 25-36” $15.00
  • 37-48” $20.00
  • 49-60” $25.00
  • 61-72” $30.00

What You'll Need:

A file saved as one of the following formats: JPEG, PDF, TIFF or HP-GL/2

What can you make?

  • Posters
  • Banners
  • Maps

Sewing Machine

Bring fabric to life with our two Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines. Learn more on our Sewing Guide. 

What You'll Need:

Bring any thread, fabrics, notions, and patterns that you’ll need for your project.

What can you make?

  • Pillows, Blankets, Quilts
  • Clothing, Accessories
  • Bags, Pouches

Vacuum Former

Make molds fast with our Mayku Vacuum Former. It works well with 3D printed objects to create prototypes for your next idea.

Related Fees:

  • $1.00 per 9 1/2" X 9 1/2" sheet

What can you make?

  • Molds for chocolate, resin, soap or plaster.

Soldering Station

Our Soldering station is perfect for joining multiple metal components together, whether you have a circuit kit or need to fix a component in one of your electronics. Our highly effective smoke absorber makes this station suitable for indoor use. With our provided soldering iron  and "helping hand" tool, you can try out this skill. 

What can you make? 

  • Fix electronics 
  • Circuits
  • Jewelry 

Button Maker

Make a button to market a brand, promote a cause, or show off your own creativity. 

Related Fees:

  • Buttons 2.25"................$0.25 per button
  • Buttons 1.25"................$0.10 per button 
  • Black & White pages....$0.10 per page
  • Color pages..................$0.25 per page


Bike Repair Tools

The Park Tool Professional Tool Kit and Repair Stand are available in the Idea Lab. The Tool Kit contains over 90 tools that can help you get your bicycle in top working order. Check out the Bike Repair Guide to learn about these tools. 



Protect your documents or preserve a memory with our laminator. 

Related Fees:

  • Lamination Pouch...........$0.50 per pouch 
  • Printing Black & White....$0.10 per page
  • Printing Color pages.......$0.25 per page

Book Binder

Bind together your important documents, notes and art. 

Related Fees: 

  • Book Comb..............$0.25 per comb 

What can you make?

  • Notebooks
  • Sketchbooks
  • Portfolios
  • Photo Books 

Maker Kits

Maker Kits are items and projects you can check out and take home with you. We currently have over 30 types of kits from arts & crafts to music to technology. Kits vary from ages from 5 to Adult. Click here to see the full list.