uCREATE

ucreate-logo-webuCreate 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:

  • Cube 3 3D printer –Dimensions: 13.2 (w) x 13.5 (h) x 9.5 (d) inches; Maximum Design Size: 6 x 6 x 6 inches; Print Properties: Dual jets. Plastic Jet Printing (PJP) technology; Layer Thickness: 70 microns or 200 microns.
  • Sense handheld 3D scanner – Scan physical objects to convert to a 3D printable file.
  • Laptop with 3D software – Cube Print and Sense, plus access to Thingiverse and Tinkercad.

How to use: Sign up for a 3D Printing for Beginners workshop. Once you take the class, schedule a one-on-one training session to become 3D certified. After you are 3D Certified, you may schedule time to use the equipment 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 equipment at a uCreate Play session or check our events calendar for programs featuring this equipment.

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 maker –Make your own 2 ¼-inch badges with any design you choose.
  • Laminator – Capable of laminating documents up to 12.5 inches wide.

How to use: Call 203-385-4164 to schedule a tutorial. Once you complete a tutorial, you may schedule time for independent use.

Photo Editing:

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

How to use: Call 203-385-4164 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: Call 203-385-4164 to schedule a tutorial. Once you complete a tutorial, you may schedule time for independent use.

 Video Equipment (in uCreate Annex):

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

How to use: Call 203-385-4164 to schedule a tutorial. Once you complete a tutorial, you may schedule time for independent use. Prior to using any uCreate equipment, users must sign the uCreate Agreement. Questions? Please call 203-385-4164 or email the Library’s uCreate Team at ucreateinfo@stratfordlibrary.org.