Louis Stokes Wing
325 Superior Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
About the TechCentral MakerSpace
The TechCentral MakerSpace is a creative and collaborate design and fabrication space that allows you to turn your ideas into reality. The MakerSpace is available to all Cleveland Public Library and CLEVNET member library card holders. To access the TechCentral MakerSpace, you will need a library card in good standing, and a Photo ID.
The TechCentral MakerSpace is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Laser Engraving and Cutting Machine
Engrave materials up to 24” x 12” in size and cut through select materials up to 1/4” thick using the TechCentral MakerSpace laser engraver. Wood, acrylic, leather, and rubber can all be cut and engraved using the laser unit. Painted or anodized metals, as well as glass, marble, and stone can be engraved as well.
The TechCentral MakerSpace has one Epilog Mini 24”x12” 40-watt Laser Engraver. CorelDRAW and Adobe Illustrator vector graphics software are available for designing and preparing projects for the laser engraver.
3D Printing and Scanning
Create physical plastic objects from 3D computer renderings using the TechCentral MakerSpace 3D printer, or turn physical objects into 3D computer renderings using state-of-the-art 3D scanning technology. See more information about 3D printing at the Library.
The TechCentral MakerSpace has one MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer, and one NextEngine 3D Scanner HD available for use. Also available for staff-assisted prints are a MakerGear M2 3D Printer and a MakerBot Replicator 2X ABS printer.
Vinyl Cutting Machine
Design and create custom vinyl decals for signage, wall art, and more. Up to 24” wide decals can be printed using our vinyl cutter.
The TechCentral MakerSpace has one Roland GX-24 Vinyl Cutter available for use, as well as a variety of vinyl sign making tools. CorelDRAW vector graphics software is available for designing and preparing projects for the vinyl cutter.
Photography, Videography, and Graphics Design
Take studio quality pictures and video using our large 9’x10’ white or chroma key green backdrops, or shoot creative stop-motion videos or professional looking product shots with our table-top light box. Professional-level software is available on MakerSpace computers for editing of photo, video, and graphics design projects.
The TechCentral MakerSpace has the following Photography and Videography equipment available:
- Canon T5i DSL Camera with 18-55mm ES-F IS STM Lens
- 9’x10’ White Backdrop
- 9’x10’ Chrome Key Green Backdrop
- Two 500w Studio Lights
- MyStudio Photo Light Box with 5000K Light, 9 Color backgrounds including White
- Wacom Intuos Creative Pen & Touch Tablet (Medium)
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Premier
- Adobe After Effects
- Corel PHOTO-PAINT
- Apple iMovie
- Windows Movie Maker
Music Recording and Production
Record Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, or even design your own synthesized tones and beats in the TechCentral MakerSpace. Produce your tracks using professional equipment and software.
The TechCentral MakerSpace has the following Music equipment and software available:
- M-Audio Oxygen 25 USB MIDI Keyboard
- Squire Bullet Strat Guitar
- Squire Bronco Bass Guitar
- Korg Monotron, monotron DUO, and monotron DELAY analog synthesizers
- Mbox 3 Mini Interface
- Avid Pro Tools Express
- Apple GarageBand
MakerSpace Computer Access and Meeting Space
The TechCentral MakerSpace has a small number of Windows and Mac computers available for use with MakerSpace projects. Additionally, a small seating and meeting space, including a SMARTBoard projector, is available for project design and collaborative meetings.
MakerSpace materials and use fees
General use of the space, equipment and software is free of charge with your library card. A variety of materials for the laser engraver, vinyl cutter, and 3D printer are available for purchase at the TechCentral MakerSpace. You are welcome to bring in your own materials for use with the laser engraver and vinyl cutter. MakerSpace staff must approve all user-supplied materials before they are used on MakerSpace equipment, to prevent damage to equipment, or harm to uses within the MakerSpace.