Located at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., MAKE @ East blends high and low tech resources for patrons exploring the range of their creativity. MAKE @ East is intended for a broad variety of projects, including some that require hand tools, emit fumes, or use advanced machinery. For safety purposes, staff is in the room while machines are in use.


  • The policy, waivers, and costs are available on the main Makerspace page.
  • MAKE @ East is open to the public during scheduled Open Hours.
  • Makerspace machinery is available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Reserve the East Laser Cutter


  • Monday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 1 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 5 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed



  • Silhouette Cameo 3
  • Husqvarna Viking Opal 670 Sewing Machine (with Quilting Foot)
  • Brother CS6000i Sewing Machines (4)
  • Brother SE400 Combination Sewing and Embroidery Machine
  • Brother 1034D 3/4 Thread Serger
  • Sailrite Ultrafeed® LS-1 BASIC (110V) Walking Foot Sewing Machine
  • 2 ¼” American Button Machines Button Maker
  • JUKI TL-2010Q Mid-Arm Quilting and Piecing Machine with Automatic Thread Trimmer and Speed Control
  • LulzBot Mini
  • LulzBot TAZ 6
  • Epilog Zing 16 laser cutter

Conversion Machines
(located outside MAKE @ East in the Computer Commons)

  • Toshiba DVR620KU – DVD Video Recorder/Video Cassette Recorder
    • VHS --> DVD
  • VuPoint Solutions All-in-One Digital Converter FC-D680-VP
    • Slide, Photo Negative, Photo --> .jpg (can save to SD card or personal computer)
  • TEAC LP-R550USB CD Recorder with Turntable/Cassette Player
    • Record or Cassette --> .mp3 (can save to CD or personal computer with recording software like Audacity)


  • Paper Scissors
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Embroidery Scissors
  • Gingher Pinking Shears
  • Gingher Dressmaker Shears
  • Gingher Knife Edge scissors
  • Quilting Rulers
  • Rotary Cutters
  • Fabric Tape Measures
  • Pins
  • Hand Needles
  • Quilt Binding Clamps
  • Tailor’s Chalk
  • Stitch Rippers
  • Needle Threaders
  • Embroidery Hoops - 11
  • Irons - 3
  • Ironing Boards
  • Size 2 Dress Form with Padded Sizing Options
  • Cutting Mats
  • Knitting Needles, various sizes
  • Crochet Hooks, various sizes
  • Yarn Respooler
  • Hot Glue Guns, high and low temperature
  • Jewelry Pliers, assorted
  • Long Nose Pliers
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Jewelry Hammers
  • Rubber Blocks
  • Metal Stamping Set, alphabetical and numerical
  • X-ACTO knives
  • Screwdrivers
  • Metal Rulers
  • Tweezers
  • Stanley 15-Inch 12-Point/Inch SharpTooth Saw
  • 2.5” x 6” clutch bar clamp (2)
  • BOSTITCH T6-8 Heavy Duty Powercrown Tacker (Manual Staple Gun)
  • Staple Remover
  • Long Arm Ball End Hex Key Wrench Set, Inch / Metric
  • 64 bit Driver Kit


  • Sketch Pens for Silhouette Cameo
  • Vinyl Sheets, assorted colors ($)
  • 8 ½ x 11” 65 lb. Cardstock, assorted colors ($)
  • Thread (General Purpose, Maxi-Lock, Machine Embroidery Thread, Nylon V-69 UV Bonded), assorted colors
  • Bobbins - Brother & Husqvarna, rotary “L” metal, Class 15 metal
  • Button Parts ($)
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Interfacing
  • Heat N’ Bond Ultra Hold
  • Yarn
  • Polyfill
  • Glue Sticks
  • Tacky Glue
  • Wood Glue
  • Thermal Thimbles
  • Sharpies, assorted colors and tip sizes
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • * Materials with ($) are available for purchase

Safety Equipment

  • Eye Wash Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Goggles
  • Face Masks
  • Safety Glasses
  • Denim Aprons
  • Vinyl Gloves, assorted sizes
  • Work Gloves



Good morning. I sent an email through this system close to two weeks ago regarding the Dec. 10 Make your own stocking event and didn't get a response. At that time, I couldn't find the event on the calendar or wasn't able to register online. I was asking if you could manually register Gabby Ikenberry for this event.
Today, I was able to complete the registration today but now there's a wait list. Is there anything that can be done to get her in the class? Or did someone go ahead and manually register her from my previous request?
Thank you for your response.
Kelly Ikenberry

Do you have a saddle stapler available for patron use?

Thanks for contacting us. At this time, we do not have a saddle stapler available for patron use. We contacted a few office supply / copy stores in the area, and while they do have saddle staplers, they can only be operated by staff. Please note that there is a charge to use those services, so you may want to contact a few locations for pricing quotes.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions or need additional assistance.

Hi there. I am needing to make about 100 buttons for a benefit for a friend. Am I able to bring in my own design and have it reprinted there in color and if so how much would that be for the paper and the button itself? My other question is how many button makers do you have available so I will know how many people to bring with me

Hello! You may certainly bring your own design for button making! To print, you can log in to one of our public computers and print your file in color for $0.25/page (staff in the computer lab can assist you with this). The button parts in the makerspace cost $0.10/button and we have one button maker (plus a circle cutter). Additionally, anyone using the makerspace will need to complete a Makerspace Use Agreement (https://ppld.org/sites/default/files/c3/makerspaces/makerspaceuseagreeme...), which you can print out and bring in, or complete at the library.

Hello! At this time, the East Library's laser cutter does not have a rotary attachment. We are looking into that possibility for later this year, but for now, both Library 21c and Sand Creek Library have lasers cutters with rotary attachments. Thank you!

Please add the phone number and extension for the Makerspace areas on your website. I tried to contact EA Makerspace and was transferred several times. Thanks

Thank you for your suggestion! We are working on adding individual extensions to each makerspace’s webpage. In the meantime, if you have a specific question about MAKE @ East please reach out to Cara at 719-531-6333 x6035.

Hello-are there machines available there that allow for cutting a metal sign?


Unfortunately we do not have anything in our makerspaces at PPLD that can cut metal. I know that Manitou Art Center (a makerspace in Manitou) has tools for metalworking.

MAC website: www.manitouartcenter.org
MAC phone number: (719) 685-1861

do we have to pay?


Thank you for contacting Pikes Peak Library District!

PPLD Makerspaces, including the equipment, are free to use. We do provide some materials for purchase, but this is optional. You are also welcome to bring a project or your own materials to work on.

Please let us know if you have any further questions!

Where can I access the class schedule to get my badge for the laser cutter? Thanks

If you go on our website ppld.org and click "PROGRAMS" on the second column you will see a link that says "Makerspaces." After you push that you will be brought to our Events Calendar highlighting classes and programs in our makerspaces. All makerspaces offer Laser Badging classes starting in September. You can select September or a later month by pushing the blue arrows to the left of the month title. Once you are on the month you want, I would suggest using the Find Function (Ctrl+F) and search for the word "Laser" and you will find where the classes are, what day, and what time. When you select the "Laser Cutter/Engraver Badging Class" event on the calendar it will bring you to a new page where you can register or be added to the waitlist depending on if the class is full or not. If the class and the waitlist are both full (this will be indicated in the grey box on the center of the page), you will have to find a different day to join us unfortunately.

Hope this helps, if you have any other questions please contact Mikayla Contreras at mcontreras@ppld.org or 719-531-6333 x6109

Thank you!

I have videos recorded on a DV cassette. Do you have a converter that would transfer the videos from DV to DVD? Thank you.


Our converter can only convert from standard VHS tapes. However, if you have a DV to VHS adapter you should be able to use your cassettes in our machines. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Makerspace at 719-531-6333 x1539.