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Idea Lab: Learn

Maker Kits

Maker Guides

Learn about the technology available in the Idea Lab with Maker Guides. Each guide provides beginner level project ideas, learning resources and more. These resources have been meticulously compiled by your local librarian.

Maker Guides:

3D Printing

Bike Repair

Button Maker

Audio Recording


Digital Photography

Glowforge Laser Cutter 

Idea Lab Software

Large Format Printer


Start a Business

Idea Lab Events

Share your Projects!

The Erie County Public Library welcomes the opportunity to support and promote the creative expression of our diverse community.

In that spirit, we have established the Idea Lab Creates collection, a showcase for community members who have used Idea Lab equipment or resources to create an original work. It could be a project from one of the Idea Lab’s Maker Guides, something created during a class, an item made with a Maker Kit, or any project related to Idea Lab themes.

Erie County residents of all ages are encouraged to submit their original work to this collection. View the collection below or submit one of your projects for us to share.