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North Harris Library Makerspace

Design. Create. Invent.

Come to our MakerSpace to create, design, experiment, prototype, and more.  We are located on the third floor of the library. #LSCMakes

Tools and Equipment
  • 3D Printer
    Equipment: Makerbot's Replicator 2
    Material:  PLA (Polyactic acid - biodegradable thermoplastic derived from renewable resources) in a variety of colors
    Cost: No charge at this time
    Process:  Set up appointment with staff, fill out the form.
    For more details, see our 3D Printing page.
  • Mini Mill
    Equipment: Other Machine's Othermill (Minimill)
    Material: Variety of materials
    Cost: No charge at this time, please bring your own material
    Process: Set up appointment with staff, fill out the form.
    Tools and Materials

  • 3D Scanner
    Equipment: Cubify's Sense 3D Scanner
    Cost: No charge
    Process: Set up appointment with staff, fill out the form.
  • Rotary Tool

    Equipment: Dremel's 4000 High Perfomance Rotary Tool
    Cost: No charge at this time
    Materials: Wood and glass, please bring your own materials
    Process: Set up appointment with staff, please fill out the form.

  • Soldering Kit
    Equipment: Soldering station with iron, holder, cleaning sponge, and fume extractor.
    Cost: No charge at this time
    Materials: Please bring in your own lead-free solder
    Process: Set up appointment with staff, please fill out the form.
  • Electronic Kits/Little Bits
    Equipment: Student Set includes Bits modules.
    Cost: No charge at this time
    Process: Checkout kit with your library card/LSC ID card. Set up appointment with staff, please fill out the form.
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  • Arduino Kit
    Equipment: Beginners Kit (microcontroller)
    Cost: No charge at this time
    Process: Checkout kit with your library card/LSC ID card.  Set up appointment with staff, please fill out the form.

  • RaspberryPi Kit
    Equipment: Beginners Kit
    Cost: No charge at this time
    Process: Checkout kit with your library card/LSC ID card. Set up appointment with staff, please fill out the form.
  • 3D Printer Pen
    Equipment: 3D Doodler
    Cost: No charge at this time
    Process: Checkout kit (first-come, first-served) with your library card/LSC ID card. Set up appointment with staff, please fill out the form.
  • Sticker Maker
    Equipment: Xyron Max Sticker Maker
    Cost: No charge at this time
    Process: Checkout maker (first-come, first-served) with your library card/LSC ID card. Set up appointment with staff, please fill out the form.
  • Robotic Arm
    Equipment: OWI Robotic Arm Edge
    Cost: No charge at this time
    Process: Checkout the kit with your library card/LSC ID card. Set up appointment with staff, please fill out the form.
  • Lego Blocks
    Equipment: Lego Classic 1600 pieces
    Cost: No charge
    Process: Checkout the kit (first-come, first-served) with your library card/LSC ID card.
  • Electronic Cutting Machine
    Equipment: Silhouette Cameo
    Cost: No charge at this time
    Process: Set up appointment with staff, please fill out the form.
    Materials: Cutter can cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, and other materials.  Please bring in your cardstock, vinyl, and transfer material.
    Tutorial: Silhouette How-To's; Silhouette Studio Manual

  • Laminator Machine
    Equipment: Scotch Thermal Laminator Machine  
    Cost: No charge to use the machine. 
    Process: Please bring your own thermal laminating pouches, no bigger than letter size.  The laminator is available on a first-come, first served basis (no appointment needed).
  • HP Sprout
    All-in-one 3D integrated desktop 3D scanner computer. 
  • Oculus Rift VR Headset
    Cost: No charge
    Process: Set up appointment with Makerspace staff, fill out the form.
  • Google Glass

    Cost: No charge
    Process: Set up appointment with Makerspace staff, fill out the form.
  • Large Format Printer
    Equipment: HP DesignJet T790
    Cost: No cost at this time, users are limited to one poster.
    Process: Design your poster using the appropriate dimensions, no wider than 24 inches.  Postscript file must be in PDF, and saved to a USB drive.  Set up appointment with Makerspace staff, fill out the form.
  • zSpace
    Equipment: zSpace 3D Virtual Reality/Holographic Station
    Cost: Free
    Process: Check out tracker and follower glasses a the Reference Desk. No appointment required.
  • Cintiq Tablet
    Equipment: Wacom Cintiq 27QHD Touch Pen Display Tablet
    Cost: Free
    Process: Check out the controllers at the Reference Desk. No appointment required.
  • One Button Studio
    Equipment:  Automated video production studio
    Cost: Free
    Process: Appointment recommended.
    For more details, see the One Button Studio page.
Guidelines button
  • The LSC-North Harris Library reserves the right to decline any print request for any reason.
  • The Makerspace may only be used to produce items for lawful and educational purposes.
  • The Makerspace will not be used to reproduce or create materials that are:
    • subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection,
    • in violation of intellectual property rights,
    • prohibited by Lone Star College, local, state, or federal government,
    • unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to others,
    • obscene or inappropriate for educational institutions,
    • extraneous (objects that will take several hours) to produce.
Safety Rules button
  • Wear appropriate personal safety equipment.
  • When using the soldering kit, use the smoke absorber.
  • Direct any debris away from yourself and others.
  • No horseplay or goofing around in the Makerspace.
  • Use equipment as intended.
  • Report any unsafe conditions in the Makerspace to a librarian.
  • Only use equipment that you have been formally trained on by a Makerspace librarian.
  • We encourage the use of closed shoes. This is to protect your feet in the Makerspace.
  • Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry around moving tools or machinery.
Cost button
The use of the Makerspace is free to our students, employees, and community members.  Most supplies are provided at no cost.  In order to help us maintain the low costs, we encourage students to bring in some of their own materials.  We collect various project materials to help cover the cost.  We collect glass jars, tote bags, shirts, etc.  Contact a Makerspace librarian for more information at NH3D@LoneStar.edu.

 

Procedures button

To use a station in the Makerspace:

  1. Fill out the Makerspace Request Form to set up an appointment with a Makerspace librarian.
  2. Meet with a Makerspace librarian to receive an orientation of the tool or station.
  3. You may be asked to watch a safety video on the tool/station to be used.
  4. You may be asked to sign a liability release form.
  5. Follow safety rules and library guidelines.
  6. Clean up your station at the end of your scheduled appointment.
  7. Fill out the Makerspace Experience Survey.
 

 

 


 
281.618.5707
 
NH-askalibrarian@LoneStar.edu

 
281.901.0285

 
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