Make It At Mount Laurel

The Mount Laurel Library is defining itself as a place that allows, encourages and facilitates collaboration in making and learning; the library is a maker place.  The Make It @ Mount Laurel Library project…

  • provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn, experience, and enjoy hands-on projects with current and new technologies.
  • facilitates innovative creation for adults and children through access to maker tools and education.
  • offers a replicable model for other libraries to use these technologies.

We hope you join us and enjoy making!

Upcoming Events

 
 

 

Maker Tools

 

3D Printer – MakerBot Replicator 2 (*)           makerbot.com

Our hottest star, the 3D printer creates objects by layering hot plastic.  You’ve heard about it in the news.  3D printer demos show visitors what all the buzz is about.  (How can a tabletop device “print” an artificial hand?)  Individuals can also design their own objects and print them at the library.

 

 

Arduino Inventor’s Kits  (*)              sparkfun.com

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.  Beginners can create and program electronic devices.

 

 

Squishy circuits                squishycircuitsstore.com

Squishy Circuits are a project from the Thomas Lab at the University of St. Thomas. The goal of the project is to design tools and activities which allow kids of all ages to create circuits and explore electronics using play dough.

 

 

Google Chrome Books   (available at Best Buy)              chromebook.com

They provide a cost effective way to utilize the Internet.  We use them in conjunction with other tools as well as on their own.  Mount Laurel Schools are using them in their STEM classes.

 

 

Makey Makey  (*)              sparkfun.com

Makey Makey turns everyday objects into touchpads and combines them with the Internet. Did that banana really play music?

 

 

Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Kit (*)   snapcircuits.net

Snap Circuits allow our youngest makers to have fun while learning about circuitry complete with alarms and flying objects.

 

 

Singer 8763 Curvy Computerized Free-Arm Sewing Machine  (*)    Singer.com

This maker tool comes in handy for practical purposes (hemming pants or making curtains) as well as creative expression (quilts and fashion design) and high tech dabbling (e-textiles).  It is the ultimate reduce/reuse/recycle tool.

 

 

Button Maker  americanbuttonmachines.com

Professional Button Systems 

Express yourself or promote a program!  The button maker adds an element of hands-on whimsy to library events and programs.