Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t see your question here? E-mail us at make [at] acfpl [dot] org or call Teen Services Coordinator Megan England at 609-345-2269.

1. How do I learn how to use all the equipment in the makerspace?

The best way is to attend one of our makerspace classes, which you can find listed here. If you can’t make it, we’ve also assembled a lot of guides, how-to videos, and other documentation to help you teach yourself. One of the best ways to learn something is to just dive in and try stuff. 

2. You say the makerspace is just for teens - what about adults? I want in on this awesome stuff!

The makerspace was originally conceived specifically as a place for teens, and our application for funding was approved under those terms. That said, we do plan to look into expanding certain maker services into the adult sphere as well. Possibilities include classes for adults that use makerspace equipment, or installation of maker software on adult computers. Nothing is confirmed right now, but rest assured that we have not forgotten about you!

3. Who owns the rights to what I create in the makerspace?

You retain 100% ownership of your intellectual property. We make no claim to anything you create or any money you might earn from things created in the makerspace. The only thing we ask is that you allow us to use photos/video of your projects on this website or library marketing efforts. When you get rich and famous from your maker projects, we’d also appreciate a shout out!

4. How much does it cost to use the ___________?

Using the makerspace itself is free, but you will need to pay for anything that involves consuming supplies. This includes things like printing something on our 3D printer ($0.10/gram), using the button machine ($0.10/button), and printing photos (varies by paper size). You will need to bring your own fabric and yarn for sewing, knitting, and crochet projects. More detailed pricing can be found in the guide for each piece of equipment.

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