Makerspace

About the Makerspace

RHPL's Makerspace is for everyone. Makerspaces are where people create DIY projects, invent, and share ideas. RHPL's Makerspace offers a variety of equipment to people of all ages. Materials and equipment are free to use during RHPL-sponsored programs. Patrons using the lab for appointments are required to incur nominal material fees. An RHPL card is not required to use the makerspace.

Make an appointment below to use available equipment. Please note our available hours.


Contact the Specialists 248-650-7131

This Week's Makerspace Hours

Monday
  • 12:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Tuesday
  • 12:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Wednesday
  • 12:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Thursday
  • 12:00 PM — 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
  • 9:00 AM — 4:30 PM
SundayClosed

3D Printing

If you have an item you would like to be 3D printed, please provide us with your 3D model files, and some information about what you’re printing. Your print will be added a queue, we will calculate the total cost, and contact you to pick it up when it is done.

To pay for your print request, you can pay in-person when you pick up your item, or you can use the "pay now" button to pay online


Request a 3D Print 3D Printing Payments

3D Printing Costs

  • Payment for materials must be received before the item is printed.
  • Printed items are priced based upon finished weight. The current price is $0.20 /gram.
  • Maximum print size is 280 mm x 280 mm x 250 mm (11.02 inches x 11.02 inches x 9.8 inches).
  • Users will also incur a fee of 50 cents per hour beginning at four hours.
  • Every effort will be made to verify print and pricing within two business days of submittal.

Silhouette Cameo/ Cricut Vinyl

  • Heat transfer vinyl: $2 for use of one sheet up to 72 square inches; $4 for use up to 144 square inches. Additional sheets/colors will incur additional charges.
  • Adhesive vinyl: $0.75 for use of one sheet up to 72 square inches; $1.25 for use up to 144 square inches. Additional sheets/colors will incur additional charges.
  • Transfer Tape: $1.00 per 1 12x12 sheet or 144 square inches
  • Library staff will work with the patron to provide an accurate estimate of costs before payment.

Sublimation Printer

  • $1.25 per sublimation print
  • If a patron wishes to bring in their own sublimation paper, we will charge $1.00 per print to use our printer and ink.
  • Patrons must bring in their own sublimation blanks.
  • Patrons may use our heat press at no cost to finish sublimation projects.

Foil Quill Materials

  • $1.00 per 1 12x12 sheet or 144 square inches
  • $0.25 per 4x6 sheet of foil or 24 square inches
  • Additional sheets/colors will incur additional charges.
  • Patrons may bring in their own foil and use the quills at no additional charge

Glowforge Laser Cutter

Patrons must bring in their own materials and it must be approved by Library staff before use.

Cut-able material

  • Hardwood, Acrylic, Plywood, Leather, Fabric, Paper, Plexiglas (acrylic), Delrin (acetal), Mylar, Rubber, Fiberglass, Corian, Foods, and more.

Engravable Material

  • All cut-able material, Glass, Coated metal, Marble, Anodized aluminum, Titanium, some phones/tablets/laptops, and more.

Other Equipment

Button Maker: $0.15 per button, printing costs are extra and are at the current library rate. Payment must be recieved before use.

Laminator: $0.25 per laminator sheet, patrons may bring in their own laminator sheets to use at no additional charge.

VHS to DVD Converter & Slide Converter: Patrons must bring in their own materials to use with the VHS to DVD converter. You may buy DVDs at the front desk for $5. Patrons must bring in their own memory stick or jump drive to save their slide digital files on. The machine is free to use.

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Today’s Hours     9:00 AM — 9:00 PM

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Friday — Saturday
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