The Design Maker Space can be found at the Ivanhoe Library & Cultural Hub
This Maker Space features equipment and software that you can utilise for your design-based projects. Use the laser cutter to create jewellery, signage and decorative objects; the 3D printer allows for precision printing of 3D models, cell phone cases, spirographs, and much more.
The Maker Space hosts regular workshops to get you started with no experience required! Workshops are project based lessons with up to 8 participants over a 1-2 hour period. Whatever you create in these sessions is yours to take home for free. Past workshops have included
Digital Photo Restoration
3D printed tags
Laser cut bookmarks, earrings, signs and more
Intro to video editing
For the latest available workshops, please visit our events page.
Make It : Hack It!
Come along to this gathering of Makers from across Yarra Plenty Regional Library to share projects, collaborate and meet new people.
Induction sessions provide you with safety training and the basic skills to use our equipment directly at any time during opening hours. Once an induction has been completed you will be given access to our booking system. Ages 16+ only
The Emblaser 2 is the second generation desktop laser cutter and engraver by Darkly Labs made right here in Australia. Capable of cutting up to 6mm plywoods it is a perfect combination of power and size for any project.
Prusa i3 MK3S+
Availability: Workshops, Induction Type: 3D Printer Manufacturer: Prusa
Cricut Maker 3
Availability: Available Type: Vinyl/Craft Cutter Manufacturer: Cricut
Now smarter and faster than ever, Cricut Maker 3 has the power to cut 300+ materials, everything from the most delicate fabric and paper to heavy chipboard, tooled leather, balsa wood, and more.
Availability: On Request Type: Photo Scanner Manufacturer: Epson
The Epson Perfection® V600 Photo delivers outstanding performance with 6400dpi resolution, 3.4Dmax and exceptionally high quality document and film scanning capabilities, with the ability toscan film as large as 6 x 22cms.
Materials are currently free until further notice. This may change as we get a better idea of how much materials are used.
Can printing/cutting be left unattended?
3D Printing: Yes, however printing can only be done within library opening hours and your equipment booking time slot. We are not responsible for any failed prints.
Laser Cutting: No, you must monitor any laser cutting for the duration of the job.
Can I bring in my own materials?
Yes, however BYO materials must be approved and signed off by a Maker Space staff member before it can be used.
Can I use the equipment for my own projects?
Yes, however you will need to complete an induction for the equipment you want to use. Inductions are restricted to ages 16+.
You are responsible for ensuring that you always use equipment appropriately to ensure your safety and that of other people. The Maker Space and its equipment may not be used to create items which are illegal, offensive, or dangerous.
When is the Maker Space open?
The Maker Space room is available during library opening hours.