Although many librarians, library visitors and local authorities are convinced of the added value of a makerspace, the practical implementation appears to be a threshold that is often difficult to overcome.
With FabLib – short for fabrication library- we want to lower this threshold by selecting appropriate devices, sharing relevant information in hands-on trainings, providing step-by-step maker activities and offering maintenance and support. All this is accompanied by our online learning platform, LearnMakeShare.
Want to start a makerspace in your library? Read on to discover our FabLib package.
The Brother ScanNCut is a unique cutting machine: if you can draw it, you can cut it! You can scan your own drawings or prints and easily turn them into cut patterns, all without a computer.
With the vacuum former you can make molds in a few seconds. Bringing your next idea to life has never been easier. The vacuum former opens up a new perspective in combination with the 3D printer. This way you can replicate 3D objects in any material.
The Sindoh 3DWOX1 3D printer is by far the most intriguing machine in the FabLib package. It allows you to go from a 3D file (that you can design yourself or download from multiple of online libraries) to a tangible 3D object.
To explore even more possibilities with micro: bit, we have now combined it with DFRobot's Boson modules, a set of modularized electronic blocks suitable for children to start their hands-on creations.
With the CNC Machine you can create prototypes, make jewelry, mill 3D objects, ... using materials like wood and metal. This machine is an added value for those who are already good at laser cutting and 3D printing and want to take creating to the next level.
The embroidery machine allows you to personalise clothing and other textiles by adding your own design or text. Using conductive wire, you can step into the innovative world of e-textiles.
The LearnMakeShare environment contains numerous DIY projects consisting of hands-on activities, video’s, tutorials, on designing with the build-in software and creating with the machines of the FabLib package, ... The LMS can be used in the library, but as it is an online learning platform, it can be accessed anywhere, anytime.
Want more information about the package and our online learning system? Contact us!