All participants MUST sign a waiver form before working in the MakerSpace. 
The forms can be downloaded below.
Email WestportMAKES@gmail.com to set up an appointment to use ANY item listed

Products Available

Cubetto Robot

Ages 4+
Cubetto is a hands-on color and shape coordinated coding program for pre-readers and older

LEGO Story Starters

Ages 4+
Create short stories in comic book format using LEGO for characters and scenery and a tablet/ipad camera

Code & Go® Robot Mouse

Ages 4+
Introduction to coding for ages 4+. A hands-on table-top color coordinated coding program in which you make mazes and program the robot mouse to run them

LEGO Wedo Robotics

Ages 5+
Build robots with working motors and sensors and program them with easy-to-use, drag and drop coding software.

Dash Robot

Ages 6+
Dash Robot is paired with a Library tablet which controls its speed, direction and accessories.

LittleBits

Ages 8+
LittleBits are color coded, magnetic circuitry kits that let you create inventions that move, light up and more. Bits include blue power bits, pink input bits, orange wires and connectors, and green output bits. Arduino, Makey-Makey and Cloud bits available.

BB8 Robot

Ages 8+ 
This app-enabled Droid (T) responds to synced Library tablets and ultimately to the user’s voice. Intuitive controls.

Sphero 2.0

Ages 8+
This app-enabled ball responds to synced Library tablets and ultimately to the user’s voice. Intuitive controls.

Makey Makey

Ages 8+
Turns objects into touchpads for creation of inventions and games. Use a library computer to link the Makey Makey with Scratch coding program to create games and inventions. (familiarity with Scratch is helpful)

LEGO Mindstorm

Ages 10+
Sign out a power brick for our Mindstorm Kit and make your creation move!

Glue Guns

Ages 10+
Use for individual projects. Adult supervision required

Advanced Equipment – Training Required

Raspberry Pi

Ages 12+
Practice coding with this mini computer compatible with Scratch coding program. Project ideas link.

Arduino

Ages 12+
Use this single board micro controller to create digital devices. Linux, C++ and Python languages.

Soldering Kit

Ages 12+

Sewing Machines

Ages 10+
Digital machines for use

3D Printers

Ages 8+
Several different models available.

Carvey

Ages 10+
3D Carving Machine

Vinyl Cutter

Ages 10+
This machines cuts a variety of materials such as vinyl, paper, cardstock, vellum, iron-on heat transfer material, and sticker paper.

45w Laser Cutter

Ages 10+
This machines cuts or engraves ONLY approved materials,
such as paper, solid wood, natural fabric and acrylic.

Hand & Power Tools

Adult Supervision Required
Available to use on your own projects. Age restrictions may apply for individual tools.

MakerSpace Guidelines

  • A MakerSpace waiver must be signed by an adult patron or by a parent or guardian for patrons 17 years of age or younger.
  • A parent/caregiver must sign out the equipment and follow the supervision requirements listed with the item. At a minimum, a parent/caregiver must remain in the Library if the child using the item is between 8 and 12 years old; children under 8 must have the adult supervising use of the product.
  • Products may only be used in the Library.
  • Patron is responsible for replacement cost if the object is damaged or parts are missing.
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