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STC Creative: Makerspace

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STC Creative is a do-it-yourself makerspace. We provide the tools; you bring your creativity. From traditional crafts to new and emerging technologies, we offer space, tools, equipment, and technology to help the St. Charles community bring creations to life.

 

Many of our maker tools can be used independently during the reserved time. To use a maker tool, you must first complete either an in-person class or view online demonstration videos posted to Niche Academy. Patrons should be able to work with STC Creative maker tools without assistance from staff.

 

STC Creative is open by appointment only. Please call 630-584-0076, ext. 208 to schedule an appointment. It’s available for St. Charles Public Library card holders and D303 teachers and staff.

 

STC Creative Equipment and Tools

Dremel 3D printer

Dremel 3D Printer

  • Accepts a variety of filament type
  • Maximum build depth 10”, height 6.7”, width 6”
  • The Dremel 3D printer is operated by Technology Help Desk staff

 

 

Submit a 3D print request
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ELEGOO Mars 3D Resin Printer

  • UV Photocuring 3D Resin printer
  • Build Volume: depth 5.08”, width 3.15”, height 6.30”
  • The ELEGOO 3D printer is operated by Technology Help Desk staff
Submit a 3D print request
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Prusa 3D Printer

  • Accepts a variety of filament types
  • Maximum build depth 9.8″, height 8.3″, width 8.3″
  • The Prusa 3D Printer is operated by Technology Help Desk staff
Submit a 3D Print Request
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Glowforge 3D Laser Printer

  • Cut, engrave and shape designs from a variety of materials
  • Compatible file types: PDF, SVG, JPG, PNG, DXF
  • Work with a Technology Help Desk staff member to cut your design
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AccuQuilt Fabric Cutter

  • Cuts up to six layers of cotton fabric at once
  • Dies for creating 6″ and 8″ finished blocks
  • Choose from a collection of over 70 block patterns
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Brother ScanNCut

  • Cleanly cuts materials such as cardstock, felt, fabric and foam (up to 3MM thick)
  • Includes a collection of ready-set designs and a built-in scanner
  • For use with Brother Canvas Workspace
Watch tutorial
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Cricut

  • Cut hundreds of materials accurately
  • Markers and scoring stylus are also available
  • For use with Cricut Design Space
Watch tutorial
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28” Vevor Vinyl Cutter

  • Large-format vinyl cutting machine for creating vinyl decals
  • Able to import custom artwork, your own fonts and custom drawn shapes
  • For use with SIGNMASTER Cut Basic software
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Sublimation Printer

  • Print your design in color sublimation ink onto heat transfer paper
  • Transfer your design to a variety of surfaces using the heat press
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VEVOR Heat Press

  • Transfer images onto hats, t-shirts, fabric, ceramic plates, mugs, tiles and more
Watch Tutorial
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Small and Large Button Maker

  • 1” and 2.25” manual operation button makers
Watch tutorial
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Linoleum Cutters

  • Ideal for carving linoleum and other hard and soft substrates
  • Assorted sizes: #1, #2, #3, #5, #6 lino cutters
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Screen Printing Frames

  • 8″ by 10″ wood silk screen frames
  • 6″ by 8″ wood silk screen frames
  • Squeegees
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Travor Photo Studio Light Box

  • Dimmable lights
  • Four backdrops: black, white, red, blue
  • Multiple photo shooting positions
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Xyron Creative Station

  • All-in-one adhesive, magnet, lamination machine
  • This non-electric machine has no warm-up time
  • Can be used with a variety of materials up to 9” wide
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RODECasterPro Mixing Console

  • All-in-one solution for podcasting
  • Four microphone inputs for recording audio
  • Smartphone, USB, and Bluetooth channels for integrating remote guests
  • Eight sound pads for triggering music and effects
Watch tutorial