uCREATE

The uCreate Space has limited Open Hours at this time. To use any of the following uCreate equipment/technology, please contact Chris for an appointment by emailing ucreate[at]stratfordlibrary.org or by calling the Library at 203.385.4164.

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uCreate is the Library’s makerspace – a creative, DIY space where people of all ages can gather to learn, create and share. The uCreate Space offers a mix of hi-tech and low-tech equipment and hands-on learning, with help from you.

Check our events calendar for all our uCreate programs.

3D Printing:

  • Monoprice Mini Delta 3D printer – 110×120 mm build area; PLA & ABS compatible. Heated build plate. Filament diameter 1.75 mm.
  • Sculpto PRO 2 3D printer – Completely wireless. Sculpto app required for use. Layer height: .1-.4 mm. Print volume: football size.
  • Laptop with 3D software – Cura software, plus easy access to Thingiverse and Tinkercad.

How to use: Sign up for one of our monthly 3D Printing for Beginners sessions. Once you participate in a session, schedule a one-on-one follow-up session to become 3D certified in the uCreate Space. becoming 3D certified, you may schedule time to 3D-print independently.

 Circuitry and Robotics:

  • Lego Mindstorms robots (2) – Build your robot using the LEGO elements, motors, and sensors included in the set. Program your robot in the icon-based programming interface. Once you have built and programmed your robot, it’s time to play.
  • Raspberry Pi – a credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python.
  • littleBits circuits – a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that allow you to invent anything, from your own remote controlled car, to a smart home device. The Bits snap together with magnets – no soldering, no wiring, no programming needed.

How to use: Try out this technology during uCreate Open Hours or check our events calendar for STEAM programs.

Crafting:

  • Cricut electric die cutter with cartridges – electronic cutting machine cuts vinyl, paper, fabric & more. Use for scrapbooking, home décor, card making and more.
  • Accu-cut die cutter – hand-operated roller die cutting machine and cutting templates.
  • Brother SE 400 computerized sewing and embroidery machine – Features: Large 4″ x 4″ embroidery area; 67 built-in sewing stitches, including utility, quilting, heirloom and decorative stitches; 70 built-in embroidery designs, 5 embroidery fonts and 120 frame pattern combinations; Design editing features including rotate, mirror-images, increase and decrease the size of your designs.
  • Badge-a-Minit Button Maker – Make your own 2.25-inch or 1.25-inch badges with any design you choose.
  • Laminator – Capable of laminating documents up to 12.5 inches wide.

How to use: Contact Us to schedule a tutorial. Once you complete a tutorial, you may schedule time for independent use.

Photo Editing:

  • Canon film/photo scanner (located in The Studio) – Scan photos, slides and negatives.
  • Photoshop Elements & Elements Premiere software (located in The Studio) – Fix, enhance and edit your photos.
  • Canon Pixma color photo printer– Print your pictures on photo paper.

How to use: Contact Us to schedule a tutorial. Once you complete a tutorial, you may schedule time for independent use.

Converters:

  • Roxio converter (use on MacBook) – Capture and transfer VHS movies to DVD, iPhone, iPad, Android tablet, post to Facebook or YouTube.
  • Vidbox VHS to DVD converter – Transfer your home movies to DVD. Conversion time is 1 to 1.
  • VHS adapter – for smaller cassettes.

How to use: Contact Us to schedule a tutorial. Once you complete a tutorial, you may schedule time for independent use.

 Video Equipment (in The Studio):

  • Photo/video studio light kit with green screen.
  • Video camera

How to use: The Studio is currently unavailable. Please check back.

Prior to using any uCreate equipment, users must sign the uCreate Agreement. Questions? Please call 203-385-4164 or Contact Us.

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm
Closed Sundays for the summer