TEC Lab Makerspace: Tinker, Envision, Create!

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The Gardner-Harvey Library TEC Lab Makerspace

The TEC Lab Makerspace @ the Gardner-Harvey Library is dedicated to the discovery of talents for creativity and design through the provision of tools for making. It is a place where people can come to make digital or physical items and find guidance and support for their efforts. The makerspace is committed to supporting multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary course assignments alongside independent and collaborative use of the creative activities within the space. Students, faculty and staff members, and the Middletown community are free to experiment with these creative arts and technologies, to learn and master new skills, and to collaborate with others in a supportive, open environment.

Where and When Can I Use the Makerspace?

The TEC Lab Makerspace is located on the main level of the Gardner-Harvey Library in Room 125. It is available during the library's open hours.

 

People making clocks out of vinyl record albums

Wednesday Workshops

We are committed to offering monthly workshops during the semesters to teach skills and showcase makerspace technologies.

Here are our workshops and proposed dates for 2016/17:

Here are the past workshops from the 2015/2016 academic year:

Here are the past workshops from the 2014/2015 academic year:

Would you like to suggest or lead a workshop? Let us know. We are making plans now for workshops in the 2016/2017 academic year.

Sewing workshop in the TEC Lab

 

 

What Is Available in the TEC Lab?

3D printing is an ongoing service we offer, but there is a whole lot more that you can use in the space and take home. Here is our current list of creative items. Do you have other ideas of what we should add? Add them to our list of suggestions.

And if you need more of an idea of what makerspaces are, what people do in them, and what other libraries' makerspaces look like, check out this growing list of makerspace resources.

Button maker Button makers for 1" and 2.5" buttons 3Doodler 3Doodler pen to create objects from plastic filament

See the 3Doodler EDU Curriculum for project ideas and to practice techniques.
Green Screen Green Screen - available for checkout

See Green Screen Technology at Makerspace for Education for ideas on using the green screen.
Laser Cutter Full Spectrum Laser Cutter/Engraver

Will cut wood and acrylic and engrave on wood, acrylic, and glass.
LittleBits electronics kit littleBits electronics kit - available for checkout Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter for paper, vinyl, and fabric
Soldering kit Soldering kits - available for checkout

View this Soldering presentation for tips on getting started.
Terrariums Terrarium-building supplies
Raspberry Pi and Arduino Raspberry Pi and Arduino kits - available for checkout Wood Burning Pen Word-burning pen and supplies
 
And here are the four 3D printers that we have:
Makerbot Replicator 5th Generation Makerbot Replicator 5th Generation FlashForge Creator FlashForge Creator (dual extruder)
Makerbot Replicator 2 Makerbot Replicator 2 MakerGear M2 MakerGear M2

Upcoming Event

Wednesday, April 5
11am - 1pm (drop in)
Image of laser cutter bed with cut wooden item on it