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MakerSpace

The Enterprise + Innovation Hub is closed until mid-April due to refurbishment.

Children playing Minecraft in the MakerSpace

Email hub@suffolklibraries.co.uk to book a machine

An open, friendly public space to design and create. Includes two computer coding kits and two professional sewing machines.

Experienced with fashion and textile design, or coding? We’re looking for skilled and enthusiastic volunteers to help support the MakerSpace. Contact us at hub@suffolklibraries.co.uk or call 01473 263827 to get involved.

KANO Raspberry Pi Kit

KANO Raspberry Pi Kit

Advance booking (per hour) Walk-in booking (per hour)
£3 £5

KANO is a DIY computer kit designed to help people of all ages assemble a computer from scratch and learn basic coding skills.

It's preloaded with software and has a child-friendly interface. It includes a keyboard built for coding and gaming. All powered by Raspberry Pi - the credit-card-sized computer aimed at kids.

Our KANO kits include everything required to build a computer, including:

  • Raspberry Pi
  • a case
  • wireless keyboard with trackpad
  • cables
  • Wi-Fi dongle
  • a speaker

The instruction guide shows users how to build the computer by connecting all of the parts together, and plugging it into one of our HDMI monitors.

The kit’s coding component is Kano OS, an open source visual programming language that outputs code in Javascript and Python, among other languages.

With Kano OS users can make music, stream HD video, reprogram games like Pong and Minecraft, word process and browse the web.

Details:

  • Kit and HDMI monitor use included in booking rate
  • No software needed, we’ve got it all covered!

Brother Innov-Is 750w Embroidery Machine

Brother Innov-Is 750w Embroidery Machine

Advance booking (per hour) Walk-in booking (per hour)
£5 £7

The Innov-is 750E is a dedicated embroidery machine with a large embroidery area. It has 135 built in designs and 6 fonts for you to add to your embroidery projects.

Features:

  • Embroidery area: 180 x 130 mm
  • 136 Embroidery Patterns
  • 650 stitches per minute embroidery speed
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Automatic needle threader
  • LCD Touch screen
  • USB port for memory stick
  • Bring your own materials

Software

Your embroidery design options needn't be limited to the Innov-is 750E's inbuilt designs as this machine is compatible with Brother’s optional embroidery card library.

If you dream of designing your own patterns we recommend Brother’s PE Design Software, which lets you create your own designs from scratch, save them onto a USB stick and transfer to our Innov-is.

We do not currently supply Brother embroidery cards or PE Design Software.

Brother L14 Sewing Machine

Brother L14 Sewing Machine

Advance booking (per hour) Walk-in booking (per hour)
£5 £7

The L14 is ideal for beginners and is perfect for basic alterations and repairs.

Features:

  • 14 stitches
  • LED Sewing light
  • 4 step automatic button hole
  • Top load Bobbin
  • Instruction DVD available
  • Bring your own materials

Brother 1034d Overlocker

Brother 1034d Overlocker

Advance booking (per hour) Walk-in booking (per hour)
£5 £7

Used as either a 3 or 4 thread machine, you’ll be able to trim, edge and neaten your work for a professional finish which won’t fray or unwind.

The Brother 1034D features an easy to follow thread guide, and a F.A.S.T. lower looper threading system. It also features a free-arm/flat bed convertible sewing surface for easy control when overlocking cuffs and sleeves, saving time and producing professional results.

Features:

  • 3 or 4 Thread, Cut and Sew Overlock Stitches
  • F.A.S.T Lowe Looper Threading System
  • Perfect Overlock Stitches on all types and weights of fabric
  • Built in light
  • Free arm flat bed
  • Differential feed for perfect seaming on virtually any fabric type
  • Pressure control
  • Instructional DVD available
  • Bring your own materials

Email hub@suffolklibraries.co.uk to book a machine