Maker Mississauga gives you the chance to use library equipment such as 3D printers, building kits, robotics, sewing machines, filmmaking tools and computers to help develop your STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) skills. You can also participate in Maker Mississauga programs for all ages, including STEAM Clubs, coding, robotics, crochet and knitting circles and much more.
3D printers are available at Burnhamthorpe Library, Courtneypark Library, Erin Meadows Library, Malton Library, Meadowvale Library, Sheridan Library and South Common Library. To request a print job or for more information call or visit one of the 3D Printer locations or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch this online tutorial to help you get started.
If emailing your print job please provide:
- Your name
- Phone number
- Library card number (if you do not have one, register for a virtual card)
- Pick up location (see 3D printer locations above)
- Your print file (.stl format)
- Any relevant specifications (supports needed, PLA vs. PVA, layer height, infill etc.)
The cost for an Ultimaker print is a $2.00 set-up fee plus $0.08 per gram (PLA) and $0.21 per gram (PVA supports), not including HST. Payment can be made through the library’s eFines system, for more info on online payment check out the video tutorial.
Work on your own in a Makerspace
You can use various maker equipment and computer programs and software to work on your own STEAM projects in rooms called Makerspaces. Makerspaces are available at select library locations. Visit the location page for equipment and software inventory. Please call ahead to confirm availability.
Makerspace use is limited to two hour bookings. Bookings can be extended, based on availability. To book a Makerspace, contact the library location. A library card is required. All ages welcome, but participants 14 years of age and younger must have a caregiver with them in the Makerspace at all times.
Library handicraft programs can help you learn how to sew by hand or with a sewing machine. You can also work on your knitting and needlework.
Sewing machines are available at select locations. Please call ahead to confirm availability.
Coding and robotics
Children, teens, and adults can explore fun introductions to coding concepts and collaborate to code robots, games and much more.
Build and create with all types of materials and moving parts like electronics, LEGO™ and Minecraft.
Create your own digital photography and videos using our green screen equipment or learn how to shoot stop motion animated movies.
If you want to learn STEAM skills, join our Maker Clubs and try out a different program each week.
If you have questions about any Maker Mississauga equipment, services or programs, call your library location or email Support.Library@mississauga.ca.