Makerspace & Digital Lab

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The Makerspace and Digital Lab are part of the Virginia Wheeler Martin Family History & Learning Center at Medina Library. It was made possible through a $2.5 million donation from namesake, Virginia Wheeler Martin.

Equipment Use & Reservations

The Makerspace and Digital Lab equipment is free to use. You will need to read and sign the User Agreement and show a Driver’s License or State ID. Parent/guardian permission is necessary for users ages 12-17. Members must meet with a staff member before they are cleared to use the Laser Engraver, Sewing Machine, Serger, or Embroidery Machine.

Makerspace and Digital Lab equipment can be reserved for up to three hours. While not required, reservations are recommended as they take precedence over walk-ins.

To make a reservation or schedule a meeting with a staff member, call 330-725-0588 x5017 or email makerspace@mcdl.info.

Limited Makerspace Hours (due to COVID-19)
Tuesday and Thursday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday:                    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday, and Saturday:     10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday and Monday:     Closed

Digital Lab hours are the same as Medina Library.

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The equipment is free to use, just bring your own materials. See equipment listings for details on materials to bring, supplies provided, and instructions. The 3D Printer and Large-Format Printer are used by staff to produce your item for a small materials fee. See equipment listings for details on pricing and file requirements.

Sewing Machine (Baby Lock Presto II)
Available for your sewing and mending projects.
Materials and instructions

Serger (Baby Lock Victory)
Use 4, 3, or 2 thread serging to finish raw edges of linens, garments, and other sewing projects.
Materials and instructions
Threading guide

Embroidery Machine (Baby Lock Pathfinder BLS3)
Embellish and personalize clothing, quilts, towels, and other sewing projects. 150+ designs built into the machine, or add your own as a PES file.
Materials and instructions

Button Maker (USA Buttons Machine 250)
Make pin-back buttons in 1½” or 2¼” size.
Materials and instructions

Cricut (Explore Air 2)
Available for scrapbooking, card making, and t-shirt design.
Materials and instructions
Instructions for T-Shirts

T-Shirt Press
Cut iron-on vinyl on the Cricut, then apply it with the T-Shirt Press.
Materials and instructions

Laser Engraver (Epilog Laser Helix)
Engrave and personalize glasses, bottles, tile, wood, and a variety of other materials.
Cut through materials 3/8” thick.
Materials and instructions

3D Scanner
Create a digital file of a three-dimensional object.

3D Printer (Lulzbot Taz 6)
Item must fit on a 11”x11” print bed and be an STL file.
Fee: 10 cents per gram.
Select from 12 colors of PLA filament: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, gray, white, translucent, glow in the dark.
File requirements and information

Large-Format Printer (Roland TrueVIS SG-540 Color Printer Cutter)
You design it, we print it! Print posters, banners, wall decals, and stickers, up to 52” wide.
Fee: $3.00 per linear foot.
Select material: matte poster paper, lightweight banner vinyl, white vinyl with permanent adhesive, or clear vinyl with permanent adhesive.
File requirements and information

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Digital Lab

The equipment is free to use, just bring your media to convert and a flash, CDR, or DVD to save your files. CDR or DVD media must support 4x or higher burn speeds. Purchase a flash drive for $5 at the Customer Service Desk.

VCR & DVD Player
Convert VHS, VHS-C (via adapter), and DVD to digital video.
Media and instructions

8mm/Super8 Converter (Wolverine MovieMaker Pro)
Convert to digital video.
Media and instructions

Flat Bed Scanner (Epson Expression 11000XL)
Digitize hard copy documents and photos up to 12x17”. Batch scan slides and film negatives.
Media and instructions

FastFoto Scanner (Epson FastFoto FF-680W)
Digitize standard size hard copy documents and photos in minutes.
Media and instructions

Slide & Film Scanner (Wolverine FD2 Titan)
Convert many sizes of slides and negatives and 8mm/Super8 movies to digital still frame images.
Media and instructions

Turntable (Audio-Technica)
Convert vinyl records (speeds 33, 45, and 78) to digital format.
Media and instructions

Software
Edit your digital files, restore photos, and edit video and audio with: CyberLink Power Director 12, EZGrabber, VLC Media Player, Vivid-Pix Restore, GNU Image Manipulation Program, InkScape, and Audacity.

Adobe Creative Cloud
Edit photos or video, create illustrations and animations, design your own posters and more. Adobe Creative Cloud includes: Acrobat Professional, After Effects, Audition, Bridge, Dreamweaver, Edge Animate, Fireworks, Flash Professional, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, Lightroom, Muse, Photoshop, Prelude, Premiere Pro, and Speed Grade.
Also available at Brunswick Library. To reserve at this location, call 330-273-4150.

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