Makerspace

McMillan Memorial Library is proud to present the McMillan Makerspace to our community. This space was created with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through a Library Services and Technology Act grant award and is further supported by the Library's Endowment Fund.
 
We created this space to inspire our community to explore their creativity by providing tools for projects in video, sound, photography, art, protoyping, robotics, electronics and automation, and prototype design. We have been able to provide fabrication tools in the form of 3D printers and a small CNC mill to allow people to create tangible objects from computer designs. The Studio doubles as a training and program space. McMillan’s subscription to Gale Courses provides training support for the Adobe Creative Cloud software loaded on the computers in the Studio. The training tables, computers, 3D printers and other equipment are all mobile, so that they can be used elsewhere in the Library. See our Studio Tour for a look at the space and equipment.
 
The Studio is adjacent to the Fine Arts Center, which is equipped with professional level sound and lighting. The ability to transition from a performance space to post-production facilities is unique among American libraries.
 
The McMillan Media Studio provides the space, training and tools needed to take on almost any creative endeavor. Here is just a sampling.
 
Computer workstations and software

Windows Workstations (4)

  • Intel Core i7 Processor
  • 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 2133MHz Memory
  • GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics 
  • 27 in IPS LED Monitors
    • One computer has a Dell Canvas 27 Drawing Tablet 

Apple iMac Workstation 

  • Intel Core i7 Processor
  • 16GB DDR4 Memory
  • 5K 27 in Monitor  
Virtual Reality
  • 2 Oculus Rift VR sets w/ hand controllers
  • 5 Oculus GO Portable VR sets 
  • Vuze VR camera

In additon to computers our space offers numerous tools, software and materials in the following categories (more information on what we offer in each category can be found by folling the links in the Makerspace drop-down menu): 

Art and Design

Software: Fusion 360, Meshmixer, Blender, Oculus Medium, Illustrator and Photoshop and more

Tools: 3d printers for both filament and resin, sewing machines, air brush, heat press, Silhouette Cameo Cutter, stop motion rig and various hands tools

Materials: paints, resin, modeling clay, drawing pencils, fabric and much more

 

Coding / Electronics / Robotics

Software: Autocad, Code Block, Scratch, Make Code

Tools: mBot robots, Sumobots, 10-1 Makeblock Ultimate 10-1 robotics kit, Raspberry Pi (3s and zeros), Arduino Mega, Microbit, Adafruit Circuit Playground Express, various microcontroller boards, variable DC power supply, multimeters, solder stations

Materials: various sensors, solder, wire, batteries and much more 

 

Invention & Prototyping

Software: AutoDesk Fusion 360, Meshmixer, Cura 3D Printing Slicing Software, Blender, Autocad, Inventor

Tools: 3d printers for both filament and resin, Carvey CNC mill, breadboards, soldering station, various microcontroller boards, variable DC power supply, multimeters and much more

Materials: wood, plastic sheet, extruded aluminum, resin, stains, hardware and much more

 

Video and Music

Software: Premiere Pro, After Effects, Animate, Adobe Audition, Logic 10, Adobe Media Encoder,Prelude Live Logger, Blender, Dragon Frame Stop Motion

Tools: PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI 16‑Channel Digital Mixer, Sennheiser HD 380 pro Headphones, Blue Yeti Digital Microphone, ATR3350iS Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone, Blue XLR to USB Converters, Olympus VN-7200 Digital Voice Recorders, Canon Vixia HFR52 HD Camcorder, Canon XA10 Professional Camcorder, RØDE VideoMic Microphone, Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera, Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Printer, Bescor FP-500K Bi-Color LED Two Light Kit, studio has chroma key (green screen) wall

Materials: make up, photo papers, heat transfer paper