Makers' Lab Equipment and Supplies

Equipment availability runs on a first come, first served basis during open hours and may require prior reservations. Follow the link to reserve items or to RSVP for open hours.

Effective October 1, 2019, some materials will have fees associated with their use. The equipment and supply table with these fees has been updated below. 


Equipment provided

Consumable Limit

Are participants allowed  to bring own consumable and terms

3D pens*

Scribblr V3

One sample of filament

Yes – PLA, size: 1.75 mm

3D printer*

(Prints will be made outside of Open Hours. Refer to guidelines for information about what on the required file format and how to submit).

Mini2 Lulzbot

See 3D printer guidelines

Not allowed

3D ScannerMatter and FormNot ApplicableNot Applicable
Block PrintingCarving tools, block printing ink
One linoleum block

Button Maker*

1.25” and 2.5" circle Tecre Button Maker

1.25" buttons: Up to 20 buttons provided

2.5" button: Up to 10 buttons provided

Button supplies not allowed. May bring printed artwork on regular paper (cardstock does not work on button maker)

Recommended art size (circle shape)
1.25" Buttons: 1.629" with main image centered at no larger than 1.156"

2.5" Buttons: 2.920" with main image centered at no large than 2.406"

Cricut Paper/Vinyl Cutting Machine*☘

Cricuit Air, Cricut Maker

Equivalent to 3 pieces of card stock, 6" x 12" vinyl if available

Yes  - anything listed on approved materials through Cricuit

Embroidery/Cross Stitch

Needles, Hoops, Thread

Scrap fabric, up to one fat quarter, thread, hoops provided but must be left at library


Jewelry Making

Basic hand tools

Limited to making one item (pair of earrings, 1 necklace, 1 key chain, etc.)



Crochet needles, knitting needles

No limit during Open Hours. Excess yarn cannot go home unless permission granted.

Yes – all yarn accepted

Laser Cutter *☘
*Only staff can operate this machine. Please speak to staff member about your project prior to using
Glowforge Plus

Cardboard sheet, fees apply for Proofgrade materials (10”x6”):

Medium Draftboard
Thick Draftboard

Medium Basswood Plywood

Thick Basswood

Yes-with prior approval from staff. 

Proofgrade materials are made specifically for our laser cutter and are recommended. You can purchase from us or buy specific materials here.

Laser cutter can engrave organic material under 1” and cut through material under ¼”. The max printable area is 11” by 19.5”. Acceptable materials include hard wood, cardboard, paper (can also be cut by Cricut machine), leather, etc. Users should know what kind of material they have purchased and whether it’s been treated or not. We will not accept cork, PVC, or plywood that is not Proofgrade.

Mayku Vacuform☘Mayku VacuformMayku Form and Cast Sheets - $1.50Users can purchase their own Mayku form/cast sheets
Perler BeadsIron, Plates, Parchment Paper
Perler beads for a single plate project

Polymer Clay

Basic Hand Tools, Toaster Oven

Sculpey Glue, toothpicks, sample amount of clay available not to exceed 1 oz

Yes – Users should have information regarding cooking time and temperature to use library toaster oven

Sewing – Machine ☘

Singer Start 1304, Singer Quantum Stylist 9960

Scrap fabric, up to one fat quarter, basic white and black thread

Yes – all fabrics, thread can be brought in but bobbin remains at library (including all remaining thread), class 15 bobbin if verified

Sewing – Hand

Various needles and basics tools

Scrap fabric, up to one fat quarter, basic white and black thread

Yes – all fabrics and thread

Shrinky Dink

Toaster Oven

Sample amount of Shrinky Dink paper (limited to ½ page), Sharpies, brushes, paint



General tools including Hammer, Screw Driver, Drill, Dremel, Small Clamps, Wood Glue, Gorilla Glue, etc.

Not applicable
Not applicable

*Reservation prior to Open Hours available                          
☘Training required to operate without staff

Pop Up Makerspace

Our Makers' Lab is on the go! The Pop Up Makerspace allows our Makers' Lab to be shared with students in Hays CISD. Items in the Pop Up Makerspace can be used during Open Hours but availability may vary.


  • Makey Makey
  • littleBits
  • Chibitronics LED stickers
  • Snap Circuits


  • Sphero SPRK, Mini, and Ollies
  • Ozobots
  • Cubelets
  • Primo Cubetto

3D Rendering/Construction

  • Kapla Blocks
  • Building Challenges
  • K'nex


  • Arduino 
  • Raspberry Pi