Capilano Makerspace

Our Capilano Branch features a small but mighty Makerspace to help community members bring their creative ideas to life! Staff are happy to help you get started and learn alongside you.

3D Printing

Staff at Capilano are just learning this technology and are very excited to share the possibilities with the community. Right now, you can see demonstration printing at this location.

Soon, the Capilano Branch will offer:

  • Classes and events to teach 3D modelling for 3D printing.
  • Printing objects designed at the branch.

If you already have a 3D model file ready to print and send to Capilano Branch for pick-up, check out the Enterprise Square Makerspace 3D printing service.

EPL prints with PLA, a non-toxic, biodegradable plastic.

Ultimaker 3D Printer at the Edmonton Public Library

Creative iMac Computers

Capilano Branch currently has two iMac computers loaded with software for bringing creative ideas to life and learning new skills—these computers are free to use and can be booked by calling the branch or inquiring in-person. We offer a variety of different software for different experience levels.

Through EPL's Lynda.com subscription, customers have free access to courses covering almost every major software listed.

iMac creative computer

Applications & Tools

Cricut Make

This user-friendly cutting tool can be used to cut your designs from a variety of materials such as vinyl, paper and fabric. Make cards, papercraft, small fabric patterns or customized vinyl decals!

EPL has a selection of vinyls available for purchase and you are welcome to bring your own material, though we'll need information about the product type or name in order to adjust cut force settings correctly.

This tool and an iMac with the Cricut Design Space software can be booked at Customer Service or by phone.

Cricut vinyl cutter

Digital Conversion

The Capilano Branch Makerspace offers a workstation that has a number of tools to allow you to digitize analog media with relatively user-friendly software. This workstation can be booked for free and staff will help customers get started. One thing to note is that media is largely transferred in real-time.

We recommend bringing a USB stick or portable drive to save your files; a disc burner is also available.

Currently, we are equipped to help people digitize:

  • VHS tapes (including VHS-C)
  • Cassettes
  • Vinyl
  • Photos, slides and photo film negative
Capilano's digital conversion station

Sewing Machine

For the first time, EPL has introduced a sewing machine at the Capilano Branch Makerspace! The machine is a Brother CS6000i.

Currently, the sewing machine can be booked by inquiring in-person or calling the branch. A number of staff can help people get started and we're learning more all the time. EPL will be exploring opportunities to offer sewing classes in 2020.

So far, we've had people try:

  • Hemming pants
  • Creating a dress
  • Learning a few basic stitches or the basic operation of the machine

We have a small basket of supplies (needles, thread, bobbins, etc.) for customers to use, but you're welcome to bring your own supplies too.

Capilano's sewing machine
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