Makerspace @ The HUB

You can now use the new and emerging technologies

You can use the new and emerging technologies at The HUB’s makerspace to craft what you imagine.

What do you want to make?

Earrings? Clothing? Customized drinking glasses? Music videos?

Starting Monday, Dec. 3, you can do that and so much more, because you will have access to the state-of-the-art Makerspace @ The HUB in Mentor High School. It contains:

You can use any or all of these machines to make the project of your dreams. You don’t need to be a student at Mentor High School or even a resident of Mentor. All you need is a Mentor Public Library card in good standing.

The HUB is open to all from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and is located inside Mentor High School (6477 Center St., Mentor, OH). The Makerspace closes 30 minutes before The HUB.

How does it work?

  1. Before you use the Makerspace for the first time:
    1. Read the Makerspace Policy @ The HUB Procedures & Terms of Service
    2. Complete and submit the Makerspace @ The HUB Agreement (PDF/DOC)
  2. Make a reservation by filling out THIS FORM.
    1. Users with reservations will be Submit Buttongiven priority over walk-in users. Staff and equipment availability cannot be guaranteed for walk-in users, so making a reservation is highly recommended.
    2. Reservation requests will be reviewed by HUB staff members in the order that they are received and as quickly as staff availability allows.
  3. A library staff member will contact you to confirm your reservation. When possible, staff will supply an estimate for the cost of your project.
  4. Reply and approve your reservation and cost estimate, if applicable.
  5. Come to The HUB at your reserved time and create your project.
  6. All costs associated with your Makerspace use must be paid before you are permitted to remove your project from The HUB.

What do I need to know?

  • Your use of the Makerspace is subject to the library’s Makerspace @ The HUB Procedures and Terms of Service
  • Makerspace use is available to anyone with a valid library card.
    • Users under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian whose valid library card is in good standing.
    • Users under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult while inside the Makerspace.
  • Maximum time in the Makerspace per person per day: 2 hours
  • Cost: The price for Makerspace use varies by machine. See Makerspace Pricing @ The HUB for pricing information. When possible, the Library will provide a cost estimate prior to the patron’s Makerspace use. This is only an estimate, and the exact and final cost will be determined upon completion of Makerspace use.
  • Materials:  In most cases, users are permitted to bring in their own materials for use in the Makerspace. However, staff must approve the material before it’s used. In some cases, materials may be purchased directly at The HUB. See the Machine-Specific Information section below for details.
  • File Format: Supported file types vary by machine. See the Machine-Specific Information section below for details.
  • Project Size: The size of projects you can make at the Makerspace varies by machine. See the Machine-Specific Information section below for details.
  • Payment: Cash and credit card payments are accepted and will be due upon completion of Makerspace use.  Users are not permitted to remove their project from The HUB until all associated costs have been paid.

Machine-Specific information

  • Laser Engraver
    • Equipment: Epilog Laser Mini 24 (50 Watt)
    • Software: CorelDRAW
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Vinyl Cutter
    • Equipment: Roland Desktop Cutter CAMM-1 GS-24
    • CutStudio
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Large Format Printer
    • Equipment:  HP Designjet Z5200
    • HP Click
    • Click HERE for more information
  • Green Screen Studio
    • Equipment: CAMERA
    • Software available at The HUB: iMovie
    • CLICK HERE for more information
  • 3D Printing is available at our Main Branch 
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