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Idea Studio open 6 days a week, by appointment, for in-person equipment use

Updated July 2021

Idea Studio appointments for in-person equipment use are available in afternoons and evenings Monday through Saturday via Skedda. Users must have already completed Idea Studio training (badging) on equipment they wish to use in-person.

In person training sessions have returned, which includes training for the new sublimation printer and embroidery machine. If you are interested in getting trained on a particular piece of equipment, please register at the Idea Studio calendar.

Some equipment is still available for remote use, via our online project setup service.  


Available in-person (if trained). Appointments for use are booked via Skedda at least 1 hour in advance:

  • 3-D printers
  • Button maker (no training req.)
  • Carvey CNC router
  • Embroidery machine
  • Laser cutter/engraver
  • Printmaking press
  • Recording studio
  • Serger
  • Sewing machine
  • Silhouette Cameo paper/vinyl cutter
  • Sublimation printer and heat press
  • VHS tape conversion station (no training req.)
    (currently being repaired)

Available via online project set-up session and pickup. Project setup sessions are booked via Skedda at least 12 hours in advance:

  • 3-D printing
  • Sublimation printed masks and mugs
  • Button maker

We anticipate announcing additional availability starting in September.

Contact Idea Studio with questions, at: ideastaff@fdlpl.org

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Who We Are 

The Idea Studio is a makerspace -- a permanent do-it-yourself zone where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. It includes work tables, laptops, equipment, and projects, and is open to anyone age 13 and older. Children under 13 are welcome if accompanied by a parent or caretaker.

Some equipment is available for use without prior training, whereas other equipment requires a user to first become "badged" before use. All users of the space are expected to follow safe use practices, clean up after themselves, and respect the space and its other users. There is no fee for use of equipment, but some have fees for supplies, or require users to bring their own supplies. Further details are available here, and are provided during badging.

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July equipment training

3-D Printer Badging
Carvey CNC Cutter Badging
Embroidery Machine
Laser Cutter Badging


 
Recording Studio Badging
Sewing Machine
Serger Machine
Silhouette Cameo Cutter Badging
Sublimation Printer Badging

FDL's downtown night market

Catch us at Fond du Lac's new downtown night market for hands-on fun each night, every other Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.--July 1, 15, 29 & Aug. 12 and 26.

 

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What is sublimation printing? (now available for training & booking)

Embroidery machine preview (now available for training & booking)

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Idea Studio hexagons

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