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 general policy, waivers, and cost information 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.


  • 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



  • Cricut Explore Air
  • 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


  • Markers for Cricut Explore Air
  • Cricut Explore Air Scoring Stylus
  • Sketch Pens for Silhouette Cameo
  • Cricut & Silhouette Cutting Mats
  • 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

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.

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