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WELCOME TO THE SPL MAKERSPACE!
Due to COVID restrictions, the MakerSpace is offering 1-hour virtual appointments.
WHAT IS A MAKERSPACE?
The idea behind makerspaces is simple: they are places where people can come together to learn about technology, crafts and other kinds of making, to share knowledge and skills with others, and to apply this knowledge and skill by creating things. Want to build a robot with the circuits? Make a prototype of a new invention using the 3D printer? Create business cards for your new business? Your imagination is the only limit.
Makerspaces are collections of resources: they are spaces filled with technologies, tools, and toys, including sewing machines, 3D printers, circuits, and vinyl cutting machines - all available for you to come and use.
The public can access the SPL MakerSpace in a number of ways: through our planned programming; workshops; and open lab times.
SERVICES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES + STARTUPS
Are you a small business owner in need of support? Are you starting a business and looking for advice?
The Stratford Public Library and Perth Community Futures have teamed together to provide small businesses and startups with support. We can connect you with the tools, services, and resources needed to grow and promote your small business.
- Make branded promotional materials with the vinyl cutter including:
mugs, t-shirts, tote bags, and hours of operation and business signs
- Get advice from Perth Community Futures staff on starting and funding a new business
- Access affordable business services such as photocopying, printing, and laminating
- Learn how to use design programs to develop professional marketing materials
- Enroll in free online classes in accounting, business, and marketing with LinkedIn Learning and Gale Courses
Use of the MakerSpace equipment is free, however, there are fees for consumable products.
3D Filament | $0.10 per gram
Pin-Back Buttons (1.5in) | $0.25 each
Magnet-Back Buttons (1.5in) | $0.40 each
12"x12" permanent vinyl | $2.00 each
12"x10" heat transfer vinyl | $4.00 each
12"x12" cardstock | $0.50 each
8.5"x11" sheet | $1.00 each
8.5"x14" sheet | $1.50 each
11"x14" sheet | $1.50 each
DVD Disc | $1.00 each
All fees will be added to a Maker's library card and should be paid for at the main floor information desk [cash or debit].
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