The library offers various maker equipment for classes, personal use, and collaborative projects. We have access to rotating equipment that is funded by a Texas Cooperative Library grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, see “Rolling DIY Makerspace” below for more details. The interactive whiteboard in The Hive at the library, which is used for various programs, was purchased through a grant from the Hancher Foundation.
The library currently has a Resin 3D Printer to use for makerspace projects. If you are interested in printing something or learning more about the 3D printer, please contact Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Objects to print can be found at various sources, such as www.thingiverse.com. The pricing for resin printing will be by milliliter of material used. Please see below.
|First two prints||FREE|
|Per milliliter of material we provide||$0.05|
|Printing with self-provided materials||FREE|
Payments may be made in cash or by card ($2.00 minimum).
Resin printing typically can produce 3D objects that are smoother and more detailed than filament printers. If you would like to know more about the difference between types of printers, e-mail email@example.com.
Maximum print size of the Prusa SL1 is 4.7×2.6×5.9 inches. Supports will take up some of that space. If you would like to slice your own objects, please use the PrusaSlicer 2.0 or later. Download at https://www.prusa3d.com/prusaslicer/.
The library now owns a Prusa I3 Mk3 3D Printer!
If you would like to order a 3D Print, please fill out the form below.
You must include a URL or .stl file with your form or your form will ignored and you will not be contacted.
You can find objects that have been created by others and are free to print at www.thingiverse.com.
Fees for 3D Printing are as follows:
$0.50 per hour
No time limit
Prices will not be pro-rated, they will be rounded, within reason. Special exceptions may apply. For questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Rolling DIY Makerspace
We are part of the Rolling DIY Makerspace rotation! This means that we have access to sets of Makerspace tools and equipment for your use! The library will host programs using these tools and equipment, and you can use them too with the proper training by appointment! The Rolling DIY Makerspace offers the use of various equipment and software to design and create items for personal use. For examples of Rolling DIY labs available and a schedule of the rotation, please visit the Rolling DIY Makerspace website here.
Hill Country Makers
The Hill Country Makers a group of makers interested in 3D printing, Single Board Computers (Raspberry PI and Arduino), CNC carving, programming, robotics, etc. We like to discuss what we are working on at home and share our knowledge of these technologies. We are also building projects as a group that involve one or more of these technologies. Currently, we are working on a Raspberry Pi powered weather station that will measure wind speed and direction, rain fall, temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure. If any of these technologies are of interest to you, whether you are active or curious, this is the group for you. We meet every Monday at 6:00 PM in the Hive Room at the Tye Preston Memorial Library.
If you are interested in learning more about 3D Printing and would like a one-on-one session or just have a few questions, please contact Jamie by phone or e-mail at (830)email@example.com
Cricut | Maker
We offer Cricut lessons! Please call Ellen at 830.964.3744 to schedule a session.
If you already know how to use the Cricut, you may schedule work sessions with the Cricut | Maker on Fridays by calling 830.964.3744.
The Cricut Maker gives you the freedom to make everything from paper crafts, iron-ons, and vinyl decals to sewing projects, leather crafts, and balsa models. It has blades, including a rotary blade, pens, and a scoring tool.
Simplifies sewing and quilting projects. Choose from hundreds of digital sewing patterns, and Cricut Maker cuts and marks all the pieces – you just sew them together. You can also upload your own images and fonts.
One on One lessons available by appointment. Contact Ellen by phone or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or ask for Ellen at the help desk.
Digitizing VHS – By Appointment Only
Learn how to convert VHS to digital format. This will include a demonstration of how to use the converter and software, as well as video editing software if necessary. The first appointment will include a short teaching demonstration of how to use the hardware and software so that you can work independently in future appointments. Be aware that converting VHS is a 1:1 ration on time and will likely require several hours per appointment. Please contact Jamie by either calling the library or e-mailing email@example.com to set up an appointment.
Elgato Video Capture
Video capture device Mac and PC. You can use this to convert analog media such as VHS to digital format. To use this equipment, contact Jamie by phone or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or ask for Jamie at the help desk.
Video editing assistance on request when available. User must sign terms of agreement before use. No copyrighted material allowed.