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Maker Mississauga

Maker Mississauga programs give you the chance to use library equipment such as 3D printers, building kits, robotics, sewing machines, filmmaking tools and computers to help develop your STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) skills.

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Most of these programs are free although there may be a small charge for materials.

All programs are supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and Friends of the Library.

3D printing and design

Learn how to use a 3D printer and create your own designs using TinkerCAD software.

You may use the 3D printers to print your own designs or sample designs from the library once you have completed the 30 minute introduction session.

Makerbot 3D printers are available at the following locations:

The cost for a Makerbot print is a $1.00 set-up fee plus $0.05 per minute, not including HST.

Ultimaker 3 3D printers are available at Central Library and Sheridan Library.

The cost for an Ultimaker print is a $2.00 set-up fee plus $0.08 per gram (PLA) and $0.19 per gram (PVA supports), not including HST.

Printing is limited to four hours (Makerbot) or eight hours (Ultimaker) per project and is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Accepted file types are .stl, and .obj and designs must be approved by library staff.

Handicraft

Our handicraft programs teach you how to sew by hand or with a sewing machine. You can also learn knitting and needlework.

Robotics

Use our kits to learn how to build and code robots. Participants must register for and attend all sessions in a series.

Building

Build and create with all types of materials and moving parts like electronics, LEGO™ and Minecraft.

Digital filmmaking

Create your own digital photography and videos using our green screen equipment or learn how to shoot stop motion animated movies.

Coding

Children, teens, and adults can explore fun introductions to coding concepts and collaborate to code robots, games and much more.

Maker Clubs

If you want to learn STEAM skills, join our Maker Clubs and try out a different program each week.

Work on your own

You can use library equipment and computer programs to work on your own STEAM projects in rooms called Makerspaces. Makerspaces are available at three libraries:

 

If you have questions about any Maker Mississauga programs, services or equipment, please email us at maker@mississauga.ca.

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