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iCube Makerspace

iCube - Inform Inspire Include








 

Visit our new Library Makerspace! 

Libraries are known places of learning, exploration, creativity, accessibility and sharing, as demonstrated in our motto of Inform. Inspire. Include = i³ or i-cubed. We are excited to see NPL’s iCube makerspace be a physical extension of these traits. In this fun, new space, visitors are encouraged to play, explore and try a variety of equipment and resources.

Charlie Hocketti CubePlease welcome Charlie Hokett, NPL's new Technology Supervisor of the iCube Makerspace. Charlie is here to help you navigate all the awesome new technology in the iCube and assist you with creating new projects. Stop by and meet him and our new iCube Makerspace.

iCube staffed hours beginning Monday, August 5:
Mondays, 6-8:30pm
Wednesdays, 10am-1pm
Fridays/Saturdays (Alternating), 10am-12pm & 2-5:30pm
Sundays, 12-5:30pm
Additional staff hours may be available. Please call the Library to inquire for each week.


Introducing... a new iCube makerspace book collection as well as drop-in workshop kits. Not 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.

Creativebug
Vidcode

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 13 people to utilize the room at one time.  First come, first served.

PDF Icon iCube Policy and PDF Icon iCube Procedures for using the space.

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.

 

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

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

Video editing and VHS to Digital Transfer
Vinyl/Cassette to digital transfer 

Vinyl/Cassette to digital transfer
Rapid VHS to digital transfer

Rapid VHS to digital transfer
Wacom MobileStudio Pro Graphic Tablet with Corel Painter software

Wacom MobileStudio Pro Graphic Tablet with Corel Painter software
Epson Fastfoto photo scanner - (Available in July)
Epson Fastfoto photo scanner
Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter
Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter
PDF Icon Recommendations for the Silhouetter Cameo 3
Button maker Dahle 556 Professional 37in. paper cutter - supply kits purchased at the 2nd floor Info desk Professional 37in. paper cutter $1.50 Kit for 3 buttons, $3 for 6 buttons
Button maker Dahle 556
Supply Kits purchased at the 2nd floor Info desk
$1.50 Kit for 3 buttons
$3 for 6 buttons
Adobe Creative Cloud Station

Adobe Creative Cloud Station
 

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

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

Cuttlelola Dotspen - An electric drawing pen that lets you create dot-based artwork.

The equipment listed below requires an appointment with a staff member

3D Printers – About our 3D printing service.

3D Printers – About our 3D printing service.
Muse laser engraver

Muse laser engraver
PDF Icon Recommendations for the Music Laser Engraver

Creative Kits Drop-in workshops

Oct 16,

Drop-in anytime 6-8pm
September - Bottle Cap Magnets
October - Basic Book Binding

Python Programming Basics

Oct 15, Oct 29,

Tuesdays, 7-8pm

In this two-part class, students will be able to create their own python design as well as basic skills to create a python program.

Ages: 5th grade – 8th grade
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Board Room

Intro to Tinkercad

Oct 09, Oct 30, Nov 13,

Turn your ideas into objects with Tinkercad!

Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm

By using Tinkercad software, students will learn the basics of creating objects in a 3D environment and use their imagination to create tangible objects with 3D printing.

Ages: 2nd gd. – 6th gd.
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: iCube Makerspace