Wilson Library's Makerspace

Tools you will use:

Our Equipment:

LulzBot Mini

Build Volume
6 x 6 x 6.2 in.

Print Material
PLA (polylactic acid) bioplastic

Full Spectrum Laser Cutter

20” x 12” cutting area

Air assist connection


Lulzbot Taz

Print Area
11.4in x 10.8in x 9.8in

Print Material
PLA (polylactic acid) bioplastic



Turn everyday objects into touchpads & combine them with code!


Raspberry Pi



Arduino Uno




Soldering Iron







3D Doodler



Adafruit Kit



Spring 2017 Mini Maker Faire

The Wilson Library's 2nd Annual Mini Maker Fair was hosted at Sneaky Park and proved to be a great success. Many students, staff, and faculty participated and presented their projects, with subjects varying from arts to sciences. Check out some of the highlights below!

Andrew Murillo - Homemade Arcade

Recent Computer Science graduate, Andrew Murillo presents a retro style arcade machine that he built himself! 

B.J. Haddad - Quantum Levitation

Physics lab manager, B.J. Haddad, shows us how to use simple physics to make objects levitate! Magic or science?! :o


Interns will be trained with using the 3D printer, laser cutter, as well as basic circuit design using the RasperryPi and the Arduino microcontrollers. This can usually take between 3 - 6 hours of training. Afterwards, interns will be assigned projects such as 3D printing or lasercuting marketing giveaways for the library. More in-depth projects will then be assigned based on the interns' interest and skill set such as designing an application that would solve a problem for the library and/or community.

Internships starts on a day that we assign to the student based upon their availability and our Makerspace staff availability. Our Interns will be expected to input at least 3 hours of training per week for two weeks. After the initial training, the students are then expected to come in 2 - 3 hours per week to work on the projects for an additional 2 - 4 weeks depending upon the project scope.

The Wilson's Library Makerspace is available from Monday - Friday 8 PM - 6PM.

Submit a one paragraph statement on why you are interested in interning at the Makerspace via email to Amy Jiang: ajiang@laverne.edu. Please include your statement and a resume when submitting your email.

Please fill out the following forms and bring them with you on the first day of your internship:

1. Minor – Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement 1

2. Medical Release Form

3. Emergency Contact Form