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Announcements:

Badging Classes
May 2024
Recording Studio  Tuesday, May 21st, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Glowforge Pro Laser Tuesday, May 28th, 5:30pm - 7:45pm

June 2024
SiIhouette Cameo 4  Monday, June 3rd, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
X-Carve CNC Router  Tuesday, June 4th, 5:30pm - 7:45pm
Embroidery Machine  Monday, June 10th, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Recording Studio Tuesday, June 11th, 6:00pm - 7:45pm

July 2024
Embroidery Machine  Monday, July 1st, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Glowforge Pro Laser  Tuesday, July 2nd, 5:30pm - 7:45pm
Sewing Machines and Serger  Monday, July 8th, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
X-Carve CNC Router Tuesday, July 9th, 5:30pm - 7:45pm
Recording Studio  Tuesday, July 16th, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Embroidery Machine  Monday, July 29th, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
 

Upcoming "Let's Make" project-badging classes:
June 2024
Let's Make: Easy Sew Tote Bags  Monday, June 17th, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Let's Make: Glowforge Keychains  Tuesday, June 18th, 5:30pm - 7:45pm
Let’s Make: Sublimated Car Coasters  Monday, June 24th, 6:00pm - 7:45pm

July 2024
Let's Make: Sublimated Earrings  Monday, July 15th, 6:00pm-7:45pm
Let's Make: Glowforge Keychains  Tuesday, July 23rd, 5:30pm - 7:45pm
Let’s Make: 3-D Printed Summer Charms  Tuesday, July 30th, 6:00pm - 7:45pm

Monthly programs and Special Events:
May 2024
Cut & Paste Club: Geometric Paper Collage  Wednesday, May 22nd, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

June 2024
**Boomerang Bags: Sew Sustainable Bags  Wednesday, June 19th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm**
Tutorial Tuesdays: Inkscape  Tuesday, June 25th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

July 2024
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Boomerang Bags: Sew Sustainable Bags  Wednesday, July 17th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm**
Cut & Paste Club:TBA  Wednesday, July 24th 6-7:30pm
 

**Idea Studio may be closed for some programs**
Registration opens 2 weeks prior to class start date at 9:00am
Video badging for select equipment

 

Regular hours:
Monday-Thursday: 3-8 p.m.
Friday: 3-6 p.m.
Saturday: Noon-4 p.m.


Check the calendar for any changes due to special programs. 


Available equipment (if trained). Bookings for use are made via Skedda:

  • 3-D printers
  • Button maker (no training req.)
  • Drawing Tablet
  • Embroidery machine
  • Glowforge Pro Laser
  • Mayku Multiplier
  • Printmaking press
  • Recording studio
  • Serger
  • Shotbox light cube (no training req.)
  • Sewing machines
  • Silhouette Cameo 4 paper/vinyl cutter
  • Sublimation printer and heat press
  • VHS tape conversion station to USB (no training req.)
  • X-Carve CNC Router

 

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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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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