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iCube Makerspace

Visit our new Library Makerspace!

iCube Hours: Please call the Library to inquire for each week.

New to the iCube in January

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  • Embroidery Sewing Machine:
    Husqvarna Viking Designer TOPAZ 40 Sewing/Embroidery Machine. Featuring more than 200 stitches, 4 fonts and the capability to add more, as well as a color touch screen, this machine makes sewing easy!

New to the iCube in December

 
  • Pic-HandStampedJewelleryMachine.pngHand-stamped Jewelry Kit:
    Choose your word and stamp it on to a metal washer to make a customized bracelet or necklace.
 
  • Fellowes LaminatorFellowes Laminator:
    purchase 5mil laminating sheets at the 2nd Floor Information Desk for $0.25/page. The machine laminates letter size. Heating pouches/sleeves are not needed.
 

CreativeBug-(1).pngNot sure what to do in the iCube? Pick up a Creative Kit. Each kit contains a self-guided make and take experience that appeals to beginners and experienced makers alike. New kits will be introduced periodically. Also new ... are subscriptions to CreativeBug, a go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos, as well as Vidcode, a research-backed computer science curriculum and coding platform for tweens and teens.
 

The iCube allows for 24 people to utilize the room at one time. First come, first served.

View the PDF IconiCube Policy, thePDF Icon iCube Procedures  and  PDF IconiCube Tour Procedure for using the space.

The equipment in the iCube fall into 3 usage categories:

  • Green = can be used without supervision for DIY projects
  • Yellow= Please use during staffed hours assistance with set-up
  • Red = requires an appointment with a staff member

GREEN - The equipment listed below can be used without supervision for DIY Projects

Other than purchasing button making kits, users of the iCube must bring their own materials. For recommended materials, please refer to websites and online product guides for the equipment in the iCube.

Video editing and VHS to digital transfer

Vinyl/Cassette to digital transfer

Rapid VHS to digital transfer
 
Wacom MobileStudio Pro Graphic Tablet with Corel Painter softwareTablet
Epson Scanner Epson Fastfoto photo scanner
Vinyl CutterSilhouette Cameo vinyl cutter
PDF Icon Recommendations for vinyl cutting
Cricut MakerCricut Smart Cutting Machine, Professional 37in. paper cutter 
Adobe Creative Cloud StationAdobe Creative Cloud Station 
Button maker Dahle 556
Supply Kits can be purchased at the 2nd floor Info Desk, $1.50 Kit for 3 buttons and $3 for 6 buttons 

 

YELLOW - The equipment listed below is to be used only during iCube staffed hours for assistance with set-up

Dremel rotary tool with workstation Heat pressDremelHeat Press
Cuttlelola Dotspen - An electric drawing pen that lets you create dot-based artwork.Dotspen

RED - The equipment listed below requires an appointment with a staff member

3D Printers – Information about 3D printing3d Printer3D Printer
Muse laser engraver
PDF IconRecommendations for the Music Laser EngraverMuse Laser Engraver
Carvey Desktop CNC 3D Carving MachineCarvey Desktop
 
Get Involved! Become a member of our talent team!

The iCube makerspace is where the Novi community can come together to explore, play, create, and share their skills and talents. We strive to foster not just creativity but also collaboration and community ties, and so we are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help make the iCube a vital and vibrant space.

As a member of our Talent Team you can share a skill or interest. Some examples are digital media creation, textiles and fiber arts, sewing & quilting, woodworking, paper-crafts, fine art-making, as well as daily-life skills like sewing zippers and hems or attaching a button, fixing a bike tire, or re-wiring a lamp. If you are interested in joining our Talent Team, contact us at icube@novilibrary.org.

Introduction to Card-Making: Valentine’s Day

Feb 05,

Wed, 6:30-8pm

Come create a beautiful Valentine with professional card-maker, Justine Galat, owner of Funky Jazzy Groovy Designs, and Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: iCube

Design & Making With Inkscape

Feb 11,

Tue, 7-8:30pm

Through a combination of guided instruction and independent work, learn graphic design basics with Inkscape, a free open source graphic editor, to create and design a project for laser engraving/cutting or vinyl cutting.  The outcome could be a graphic tee or tote, an engraved plaque or sign, or an image engraved on glass.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: iCube