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Maker & Media Commons

2D Objects

Vinyl Printers, Laser Cutters, & Desktop Cutters

Tools & Technology

Carvey 3D Cutting Machine
Carvey is an easy-to-use, desktop 3D carving machine that allows you to make quality objects out of a variety of materials including wood, metal and plastic. 

Trotec Laser Cutter
Laser cutting is a type of thermal separation process in which a laser beam melts or vaporizes the surface of material in a predetermined, geometric pattern. The Trotec Speedy 400 laser engraver can be used for engraving or cutting various materials with precise accuracy.

Designing for Beehives

Business Administration student Bidzina Mosiashvili used the Maker Studio’s laser cutter to help correct a common design flaw in beehives. By creating a series of highly precise cuts in the beehives’ bottom board, he helped protect his colonies from mice, wasps and other pests.

Project Examples


Maker Studio

Maker Studio (EL1245)

The Library’s Maker Studio provides access to space, technologies, tools and supports to enable users to engage in collaborative hands-on tactile learning, creation and design of physical and digital projects for teaching, learning, scholarship and personal interest.