Hack LAB

Located at the library's Lakeshore Branch, the Hack LAB gives you access to 3D printing, vinyl cutting, lasering and more.  Curious about why the library is getting into hacking?

Not Your Traditional Shower Gift
Framed laser cut art

I wanted to do something special for my friend, a mother to be.
I wanted her to have something that would make her heart fill with glee.

This is a very special moment in her life, and she deserves a gift that was from the soul.
I had to do something original, something unique, and something that cannot be sold.

I knew what to do, visit my local library. They surely have to the tools.
I grab my card stock and frames, and pulled up a stool.

Turned on...

Tiki Time
Jon's Tiki Bar

My parents have a friend who is quite proud of his tiki bar. He was in need of some cheering up so they asked me to laser cut a sign for his tiki bar. The first step was to sketch it out on paper to figure out what the finished product would look like, then I was ready to start working in InkScape. There I created all the basic shapes - I drew the mask but downloaded the leaves and flower shape from the internet. The mask and flowers were going to be appliqued to the top of the sign so they...

John's Big Idea
Laser cut headboard

A local maker, John, has created a beautiful custom headboard with over seven hundred laser cut pieces. This advanced project has pleasantly surprised us all in its scope and execution. I knew that he was working diligently on this project, but I was shocked to see how quickly he had accomplished it.


Makerspace Movement
Laser cutting at ideaLAB

Makerspaces and Maker education has taken hold in the Library world. Innisfil is a leading the way incorporating programs and services with connections to science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math to support STEAM education theories. Innisfil along with other libraries are providing the equipment and space for customers to explore, connect, create and learn together in one space a ‘Community Hub’. Check out this article entitled...

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Come to the Lab and your Valentine's Dreams Will Come True!
Laser cut valentine card

Do you have your Valentines ready to give out this weekend? Why not drop into the ideaLAB and make your own this year? There are oodles of options for you. You can laser cut your designs into paper for ornate and beautiful cards, or on wood or plastic to give your valentine a functional but sweet heart-covered coaster or keychain this year. 




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