We’ve been waiting patiently for our new Makerspace, The Forge, to open. But, like everything else in 2020, the opening of our fantastic new space has been delayed due to COVID-19. And, while we’re getting closer, we’re not quite there yet!
In addition to all of this fun equipment, as you can see from the photos, we’ve got a really awesome space to work in! We are so excited to introduce you to The Forge and look forward to opening our doors to makers of all ages. Sit tight … we’re almost there!
In the meantime, we’ve been busy behind the scenes preparing supplies and materials that will be used in the Forge. You can help us get up and running by purchasing essential items from our Forge Wish List.
We've also been learning how to safely use the new equipment that’s going to be in the space. We’re excited to share with you that The Forge will open with access to the following equipment.
The Cricuit Maker will cut a wide variety of materials quickly and accurately, from delicate paper and fabric to mat board and leather. Great for craft projects, this machine will also score, write, and add decorative effects.
See the Cricuit in action!
Sewing, embroidery and weaving
Brother 1600 E Embroidery Machine.
Brother Pace Setter 5700 Sewing Machines.
Plus, various small, table top weaving looms.
Take a look at the wonderful features the Brother 1600 E has to offer.
Paint Spray Booth
Safely spray paint and aerosols without sending harmful dust and other particles into the air.
Soldering table With fume extractor and soldering kits.
Plus, a variety of hand tools
Epilogue Helix Laser Machine (24” x 18”)
Equipped with a CO2 laser, this machine can cut and engrave all kinds of materials, including wood, acrylic, rubber, plastic and more. Training will be mandatory before using this machine.
Catch the excitement, with this machine!
Prusa MK3S 3D Printers
The “best 3D printer” according to all3dp.com and Make: Magazine. The MK3S features a rebuilt extruder, numerous sensors, a magnetic heatbed, and various smart features.
Prusa Mini 3D Printers
All the bells and whistles of its big brother, the Prusa MK3s, but in a compact body.
Until we can enjoy activities together at The Forge, here is a fun project you can create at home.
Click for Donor Options
It's not too late to donate to our Makerspace project and programs For its fundraising effort, the project’s diverse elements are being bundled as “Forge Ahead: Library Makeover” – where the term ‘forge’ is both a tribute to the original use of the Municipal Center building as a metalworking factory, and a recognition of the library’s renovation through CTCC’s efforts.