Makerspace

Come create with us! Our equipment is free to use. Bring your ideas and project materials, and be prepared to learn as you go. Staff can help you get set up, but you'll work independently. Since the machines include sharp parts and lasers, you'll sign a waiver before you begin.

Want to check it out? Stop in for a monthly makerspace open house at the Port Charlotte Library every second Saturday.

3-D printer

Design toys, decorations, and useful objects using our connected computer, then print them in plastic. Our printers are the Lulzbot Taz 6. You provide the plastic filament to use in the machine.

Available at Mid-County, Englewood, Port Charlotte, and Punta Gorda.

3D printer

Sewing machines

Fix a fallen hem, patch a hole, or finally make that quilt! We'll provide the machine, scissors, iron, and basic tools. You provide your fabric, patterns, thread, and notions. Mid-County and Punta Gorda's machines are the Eversewn Sparrow 30. Englewood has two Singer Heavy Duty 4423 machines, and Port Charlotte has a Brother LS-2125I.

Available at Mid-County, Englewood, Port Charlotte, and Punta Gorda.

sewing machine

Cricut

Create with vinyl, cut intricate designs from paper, and more! We'll provide the machine. You provide the vinyl, iron-on transfers, or paper. Set up an account on Cricut.com and connect your own device using Bluetooth or USB. Our machines are the Cricut Explore Air.

Available at Mid-County, Englewood, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.

Cricut machine

CNC Machine

Carve precisely through various materials. We'll provide the machine and design software. You provide the material to be cut. Our machine is the Nomad 833 Pro.

Available at Mid-County.

CNC machine

Laser Cutter

Engrave detailed images and inscriptions into wood or acrylic, up to 3/8" thick. Slice at precise angles to cut something beautiful or useful. The applications are endless. Create your design using our connected computer and cut it using our BossLaser LS-1420. You provide the materials to be cut.

Available at Punta Gorda.

laser cutter

Video Editing

Use our video editing software to create your next masterpiece. Bring your pre-recorded footage and edit it using the software on our computer. We've installed DaVinci Resolve and OpenShot.

Available at Port Charlotte.

video editing on a computer