Maker Stations

3D Printer Ultimaker 2+ with samplesWestlake Porter Public Library has several Maker Stations you can use for free! Just ask at the Reference Desk for what you'd like to use (or call 440-250-5462 to set up an appointment). You’re guaranteed two hours with the equipment (and four hours with the VHS to DVD converter), but if no one else is signed up after you, you may continue to use it. Bring a USB flash drive or SD card with you (no larger than 32 GB) to save your work.

Library staff will not help you create your project, but they will point you in the right direction to online or paper help. (Don’t forget searching!)

The following Maker Stations with associated tools are available for use at WPPL. Just ask! You can also find more information on the STEAM blog.

Raspberry Pi 2 Maker Station

Linux Mint Maker Station

3D Printer Maker Stations

  • Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer (sign up for an orientation to use it)
  • Ultimaker 3 (like the above, but can print two colors at once, including dissolvable PVA supports)
  • PLA Filament colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Lilac, Pink, White, Black, Silver, Gold, Glow in the Dark, Woodfill (contains actual sawdust and can be sanded like wood!), and black TPU (a flexible, rubbery filament)

Transfer VHS to DVD Maker Station

  • Bring in a blank DVD-R and sign up at the Reference Desk for up to 4 hours
  • Copy-protected videocassettes will not work
  • Smaller videotapes can also be transferred with an adapter or camcorder, such as VHS-C, 8mm, Hi-8, and Digital 8 tapes. Call ahead about Mini DV tapes, or you can bring your own camcorder to hook up.

Silhouette Cameo 3

  • Kits: Heat transfer, vinyl transfer, stamping, fabric ink, rhinestone, PixScan
  • Includes multiple colors (you can also bring your own!), ironing board, and iron

Digital Slide Converter

  • Has adapters for 35mm, 127, 126, and 110 slides and negatives
  • Take snapshots from 8mm and Super 8 film you can later combine on a computer

Wolverine 8mm and Super8 Reels Movie Digitizer

  • Can transfer smaller reels of 8mm and Super 8 film onto an SD card (no larger than 32 GB)