Makerspace

The Orion Township Public Library’s Makerspace offers space for library patrons to work on creative projects. We offer a variety of tools, equipment, and programs to encourage a hybrid of digital literacy and creativity.

Makerspace Hours and Use

The Makerspace is open daily and closes 30 minutes before the library closes. Equipment availability may vary. For more information, please contact (248) 693-3001.

During regular hours, librarians are unable to personally assist with use of Makerspace equipment. Handbooks, guides, and / or training videos can be found on the equipment pages below.

Makerspace Equipment

Audio / Video / Photo

  • VHS to DVD
  • Analog to Digital Video
  • Audio Cassette Conversion
  • Vinyl Record Conversion
  • Photo Scanner

Cutting and Engraving

  • Glowforge Laser Engraver
  • Cricut Explore Air
  • Spellbinder Platinum 8.5″

3-D Printing

  • Pulse 3-D Printer

Other

  • Button Maker
  • Laminator
  • Sewing Machine
  • Cricut Mug Press

Equipment Training

If you are interested in learning how to use any of the equipment in the Makerspace, please fill out the form below to schedule an appointment. Requests must be completed at least 24 hours in advance to ensure staff availability. A Makerspace specialist will contact you to schedule the appointment.

Makerspace Training will be available beginning Tuesday, June 1 2021.

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Makerspace Programs

A variety of group Makerspace programs are scheduled every month. You may register for Makerspace events in the library calendar.

Take and Make: Yarn Banners
Saturday, October 30th - All Day
Orion Library
Adults
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Makerspace Office Hours
Thursday, November 11th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Orion Library - Maker Space
Adults
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Glowforge: Engraved Slate Coasters
Saturday, November 20th - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Orion Library - Maker Space
Adults
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Glowforge: Engraved Slate Coasters
Saturday, November 20th - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Orion Library - Adult Department
Adults
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Custom Holiday Mugs
Saturday, December 4th - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Orion Library - Maker Space
Adults
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Custom Holiday Mugs
Saturday, December 4th - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Orion Library - Maker Space
Adults
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Makerspace Office Hours
Thursday, January 6th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Orion Library - Maker Space
Adults
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3-D Printed Phone Cases
Saturday, January 15th - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Orion Library - Maker Space
Adults
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3-D Printed Phone Cases
Saturday, January 15th - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Orion Library - Maker Space
Adults
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