Get to Know ideaX

We want to encourage, empower, and inspire you to create awesome in the world. How can you do that at the library? With ideaX programs and tools, you can learn new skills, whether it's creating electronic circuits, making a talking, moving robot, crafting a structure with a 3D pen, or mixing up a beat for an original song.

ideaX includes:

  • Electronics: Snap Circuits, LittleBits, Makey Makey, Squishy Circuits, Arduino, Raspberry Pi
  • Robotics: Lego Mindstorms EV3, Cubelets
  • Art: 3Doodler 3D drawing pens, Cricut
  • Digital Media Creation: Ableton Push (music), Black Magic (video), Stop Motion Animation
  • Game Design and Coding: ClickTeam, Stencyl
  • Engineering: Kerbal Space Program
  • Music: Ukulele
  • and more!

Ready to create? Here's how:

Attend a program at one of our 48 libraries. Most of the ideaX tools are portable and shared between our library branches. That means you might find any of our available programs near you! Check out our current program list. If you don't see anything in your area yet, stay tuned, new events are added throughout the year.

Visit the Bellevue Library ideaX Makerspace. This dedicated space on the first floor of the Bellevue Library is a place where you can learn, create, and collaborate. It’s home to two 3D printers, a laser cutter, electronic circuit supplies, an Arduino maker kit, and more. Learn more about the space, including workshops and drop-in times.

Get started on your own. We've put together resource lists related to all of our technology kits. These lists include library books, websites, and other resources to get started or learn more about the topics, whether you attend one of our events or not.

Get inspired. We love to share what people in the community have created using the ideaX tools and their imaginations. Check out our Instagram for colorful photos and videos of projects.

Thanks to the King County Library System Foundation for supporting this project.

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