Federal Way Library Makerspace

Federal Way Library Makerspace

Make, play, and invent at the Federal Way Library.

Federal Way Library Makerspace

Make, play, and invent at the Federal Way Library.

A makerspace is coming to the Federal Way Library! The opening date has been postponed until further notice due to the pandemic.

Explore your creativity. Access emerging technology and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, and math) materials. Learn new skills at workshops and drop-in sessions. Use 3D printing, audio recording technology, sewing machines, and other equipment.

We’re already offering fun and interesting programs! Check out our event calendar for details.

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We want to hear from you!

Help us plan the best possible Makerspace for Federal Way.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Our Makerspaces are free, library-operated workspaces for people of all ages. All are welcome to learn, create, and collaborate together through hands-on experiences. Our Makerspaces include equipment and supplies for:
    • Art,
    • Sewing,
    • Audio and video recording,
    • Coding,
    • Robotics, and more.
  • You will find the Makerspace on the first floor of the Bellevue Library.

  • This space is for everyone. Some workshops may have age and size limits due to the content or availability of tools. Be sure to read class descriptions or ask a staff member for details before attending.

  • Arts and Crafts

    • 3 Doodler Start (ages 5-13), and Create (14 and up)
    • 3 Doodler Create
    • Craft materials including yarn, knitting needles, hand sewing, coloring, sculpting clay, etc.
    • Painting and Sketch materials
    • Sewing Machines (Janome HD 3000, Singer Ultralock Serger)

    Design and Engineering

    • 3D Printer 
      • Models: Prusa I3 MK3S & PRUSA I3 MK2S
      • Printing filament used: PLA 1.75mm
      • Variety of colors
      • Length of print jobs: No more than two hours, once a week
      • Cost: Free through KCLS Foundation Grant and Bellevue Friends of the Library, charges in the future
    • Cricut Maker
    • HP Sprout
    • Laser Cutter 
      • Model: Epilog Mini 18"x12"
      • Items to be etched/cut: wood, acrylic, coated metal, fabric, leather (Please talk to a staff member for details.)
      • Length of time: No more than two hours, once a week
      • Cost: Free through KCLS Foundation Grant, charges in the future

    Digitization and Preservation

    • VHS digital converter
    • Audio cassette digital converter
    • Flatbed and Flip Scanner
    • Vinyl record converter
    • Super 8 and 8mm film digital converter
    • Thermal Laminator

    Electronics and Coding

    • Arduino
    • Little Bits
    • Makey Makey
    • Snap Circuits

    Filmmaking and Photography

    • Canon EOS Mirrorless Camera
    • Stop Motion Animation

    Robotics

    • Cubelets
    • Mindstorm
    • Ozobots

    Sound and Recording

    • Ableton Live
    • Ableton Push 2
    • Microphones
    • Ukuleles
    • Apogee ONE
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Thanks to our partners!

The Makerspace was made possible by generous donations from the KCLS Foundation and its funders.

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