Make is your first stop for creative projects that do not require heavy duty tools or a staff member present. Here we offer tools like sewing machines, a vinyl cutter, and papercraft supplies.

ABOUT THE SPACE

  • The general policy, waivers, and cost information are available on the main Makerspace page.
  • Make is open during regular library hours, as long as the room is not in use for programs or other reservations. Check the calendar or call (719) 531-6333, x1539 to see if the room or desired machinery is available.
  • Drop-ins are welcome, but to ensure a machine is available, call (719) 531-6333, x1539 to make a 2-hour reservation.

EQUIPMENT

Machines

  • Brother 1034D Lock Serger
  • Brother SE400 Embroidery Machine
  • Cricut Explore Air™ Machine
  • Husquavarna Viking 650 sewing machines (2)
  • Next Engine 3D Scanner
  • Silhouette Cameo 3
  • US Cutter Laser Point Vinyl Cutter 25”

Tools

  • Bead Clamps
  • Big Shot Paper Die Cut
  • Circular Knitting Looms
  • Cutting Mats
  • Glue Guns
  • Glue Sticks
  • Ironing Boards
  • Light Table
  • Paper Scissors
  • Quilting Ruler
  • Rotary Tools
  • Serrated Scissors
  • Sewing Scissors
  • Soldering irons
  • Stamp heating tool
  • Steam Iron
  • Various Crayons
  • Various Knitting Needles
  • Various Long Nose Jewelry Pliers
  • Various Markers
  • Various Stamps
  • Yarn Respooler

Comments

Of all the makerspaces in the PPLD, the 21c ones are the absolute worst place to go if you want to do anything. Unless you have a vast amount of knowledge concerning makerspaces, you will definitely not achieve anything here. You will be totally on your own to figure out how to use any and all of the equipment. Unlike the other PPLD makerspaces, where the workers offer help, you will get no help here. The workers know nothing about any of the equipment so they can't and won't help you. If you ask a question they will tell you to refer to a manual or "google it". I would love to get a job there because all I would have to do is stare into a computer screen and wait till my shift is over to get paid. At the other PPLD makerspaces,the workers know how to use the equipment and are happy to show you things if you are having a problem. Don't waste your time going to 21c because it will be just that-a waste of time.

That comment above reflects my experience at the 21c Makerspace. No offer to help by the staff member who just stared at the laptop the whole time. Wait, he actually did get up once when he overheard my dad reading a sign that said the place was open until 8:30. That's for the East Library, he abruptly informed us. We close at 8, so please don't start a print job that won't be done before then.

Odd that he overheard something that threatened to make his shift longer, but turned completely deaf when we had a connection problem between the laptop and the Lulzbot printer. Maybe he doesn't know much about the equipment? I bet if you limited his Internet access, he could learn a bit more.

Yes, it's nice to have access to these neat creative spaces, and I'm usually fine with poking around myself. Perhaps I'm too old school, but I'm used to library staff members being helpful.

Hi, Izzy, thank you for reaching out to Library 21c. I am sorry you had an unpleasant experience in our Makerspace. All Makerspace staff members will soon be undergoing training on the machines and services to better serve our users. Customer service will be emphasized as we strive to provide our patrons with positive experiences. If you would like to speak further about this issue, please contact me at ctierney@ppld.org or 531-6333, x6201. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. –Catie Tierney, Library 21c Manager

Hello,

Thank you for your interest in the makerspaces. If you are asking about what is generally available in Make, there are some glue sticks available for the glue guns. If you are coming for a program, we would also provide the glue.

Hi, I was wondering if you had machines like bandsaws drill presses and table saws?

Thank you

hi, so i was wondering if there are some electronic or wired projects you could do.

thank you for your time!

Hello,

Our makerspaces are set-up well for electronic or wired projects, including coding, robotics, and so forth. We have many tools and classes related to specific projects or crafts you can create. I would recommend taking a look at our event calendar online, as we often have electronics-related classes available: https://tinyurl.com/y9ye898q#programs-classes

If you have a question about a specific project, please feel free to talk to one of our staff members in our makerspaces. We can provide information and resources to help get you started. You can also call the Library 21c makerspace at 719-531-6333 extension 2539.

I guess it's true that people usually only write when they want to complain. I feel compelled to respond to the negative comments above. I have had only very positive experiences at the 21c Library, including in the Makerspace. The Makerspace staff were very friendly and helpful and answered all my questions and got me set up and printing. I came back a year later and had forgotten a lot, and the staff in there that day helped me all over again. I've probably only been there four times, but all have been very positive.

Is there a printer available in the makerspace so I can print silhouette files on sticker paper?

Hello Julia,

Thank you for contacting Pikes Peak Library District about our makerspace and printer services!

MAKE I at 21c does not have a printer in the space; however, on the same level of the library, we do have a printer outside of MAKE I, near our computer lab. You are welcome to print your files before or after you use the vinyl machines in MAKE I.

Please let us know if you have any further questions!

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