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Library Technician: Lisa Quam
Librarian: Jeannie Diggs
507-433-0571 or 507-433-0808
Welcome to the Riverland Library Makerspace!
Experiment! Design! Create! Welcome to the Makerspace!
The purpose of the makerspace is to support the learning of students of Riverland Community College. The makerspace provides access and encourages collaboration and creativity through technology. The makerspace is open to Riverland Community College students, staff, and faculty. The makerspace hours follow the library's regular hours of operation during the academic year. Some features of the makerspace are only available with staff assistance or appointment.
Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
iMac (1): 2.3GHz Dual-Core Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz 1TB Storage
iPad (2): 10.2-inch Retina display.
Cricut Maker (1): The Cricut Maker quickly and accurately cuts 300+ materials, from the most delicate paper and fabric to the tough stuff like leather and basswood. Cut sewing patterns in just a few clicks. The Cricut Maker offers the broadest range of tools for cutting, scoring, writing, and adding decorative effects.
MakerBot Replicator+ 3D Printer (1): Temporarily Unavailable
The Replicator + printer software allows you to select and print models from pre-designed websites like Thingiverse and MyMiniFactory.
3Doodler-3D Printing Pen (1): Make simple 3D art with the 3D pen! This pen can draw horizontally and vertically. Use the 3Doodler: to create unique art on large surfaces or in the air to turn your art 3D, fix or repair small homeware, design fashion items, jewelry, home decor pieces, and build 3D models of 2D drawings to test ideas and verify calculations.
Some of the materials for the Makerspace are available for checkout at the circulation desk. Bring your student ID or a photo ID with your tech ID to check out materials. Those checking out iPads must sign the iPad Borrower Agreement form. iPads are loaned for 2 hours and must not leave the library.
Items should be returned 30 minutes before closing.
Items listed below are available for checkout/usage and must not leave the library:
3D Printer Policy & Procedures
This policy is based on the practices of Wyckoff Public Library.
Design: The MakerBot Replicator can fabricate 3D models from any 3D design software capable of exporting a .stl file. Other 3D drafting software may be used to create a design as long as the file can be saved in .stl file format in post-creation. Users can bring in their 3D models designed on other 3D software via flash drive. The 3D printer has built-in software to design, create, and print in the same space. Users can also find pre-created and modifiable digital designs from websites such as Thingiverse.com, MyMiniFactory.com, and Pinshape.com.
3D Design Software
Printing Time: Once the file has been uploaded, the MakerBot Replicator+ will determine the time needed to complete the job. For longer print jobs, (2 or more hours) users can begin a print job and come back to pick up the object at the circulation desk object after it's complete. Library staff manages the 3D printer queue, and users may have to wait based on the job and hardware speed.
Fall Semester Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
MEA - Oct 19th - 20th
8:00 am -4:00 pm