The Maker Spot

Equipment Available in The Maker Spot

The Maker Spot is proud to offer a wide variety of equipment for community use. To use any of the below equipment you'll need an NRH Library card in good standing.  We'll provide any necessary materials for classes, but you will need to bring your own materials when you reserve equipment, such as thread, paper, fabric, filament, etc.

Makers over the age of 18 who are not residents of North Richland Hills will need to purchase a membership to use equipment; however, we are currently offering a membership-free grace period so that you may come to try out the space. All you need is an NRH Library card to get started!

Assistance & Staff Availability

While The Maker Spot is primarily a self-guided workspace, a staff member will be available during select hours to offer basic assistance and provide certification testing.

Staff is available during the following times:
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lucy the Long Arm Quilting MachineLong Arm Quilting Machine*

Lucy

Janome Artistic Star XLQ 18″x8′ Quilting Machine Manual

  • Auto stitch
  • LCD screen
  • Auto needle positioner
  • Rear handle
  • Built-in bobbin winder

*Training is required before reservations can be made for this machine. 

Sewing MachinesSewing Machines*

Abigail & Samantha

Janome DC 2014 Sewing Machine Manual

  • 50 built-in stitches
  • 7mm maximum stitch length
  • Built-in needle threader
  • Drop feed
  • Automatic thread tension control
  • LED screen with navigation keys
  • 3 one-step buttonholes

*Training is required before reservations can be made for this machine. If you feel confident using the machine, you may come in during staff available hours to take a certification test.

Embroidery MachineEmbroidery Machine*

Emily

Janome MC 200E Embroidery Machine Manual

  • Maximum embroidery size: 5” x 5”
  • 73 built-in designs with USB port for design transfer
  • Embroidery sewing speed up to 650spm
  • Embroidery format: .jef
  • On screen editing functions include enlarge/reduce, rotate, turnover

*Training is required before reservations can be made for this machine. If you feel confident using the machine, you may come in during staff available hours to take a certification test.



SergerSerger Machines

Astrid & Ruby

Viking H|Class &
Reliable Dreamstitcher 787

  • Differential feed for sewing stretch fabrics
  • Rolled hem
  • Automatic thread tension release
  • Easy threading
  • Adjustable edge guides

3d printers3D Printers*

Chuck, Polly, & Ferdinand III

Polyprinter 229 Manual

  • Print area of 229mm x 229mm x 229mm
  • Use 1.75mm ABS plastic, as well as PLA filament
  • The Maker Spot provides a small selection of ABS filament. Users have the option to bring their own 1.75mm ABS or PLA filament to use.

*Training is required before reservations can be made for this machine. 




Mac Computer with DJ SoftwareAudio Production & Editing

Miguel

27″ Apple iMacs

  • 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 Turbo Boost Processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4GB Graphics Card
  • 32GB 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • 1 TB Fusion Drive
  • Logic Pro X (Tutorial)
  • Ableton Live 9 Lite (Tutorial)
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Garage Band (Tutorial)

 Peripheral Equipment:

Scroll SawScroll Saw*


Shop Fox w1713 16-inch Variable Speed Scroll Saw

  • 16-Inch maximum cutting width
  • Includes a gooseneck work light, dust blower, and dust port
  • No load speed: 550-1700 SPM

*Training is required before reservations can be made for this machine. 

drill pressDrill Press*


WEN 4208 5-Speed Drill Press 

  • 5 speeds: 620, 1100, 1720, 2340, 3100
  • 6-1/2 in. x 6-1/2 in. cast iron worktable
  • 1/2-inch keyed chuck

*Training is required before reservations can be made for this machine. 

Soldering StationsSoldering Station


Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station

  • Maximum temperature: 900°F
  • Variable power control built into station
  • Lightweight pencil iron
  • Safety guard iron holder
  • Natural sponge tip cleaning pad

Cricut maker 3

Cricut Cutting Machine*


Cricut Maker

  • Cuts 300+ materials
  • Pen attachment for lettering designs
  • Rotary blade for cutting fabric
  • Scoring stylus to create crisp folds
  • Works with foil transfer tool

*Training is required before reservations can be made for this machine. If you feel confident using the machine, you may come in during staff available hours to take a certification test.

Large format plotter printer with iMac in background

Design & Drafting

Maxine

27″ Apple iMac

  • 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 Turbo Boost Processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4GB Graphics Card
  • 32GB 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • 1 TB Fusion Drive
  • Logic Pro X (Tutorial)
  • Ableton Live 9 Lite (Tutorial)
  • Adobe Creative Suite

 Peripheral Equipment:

  • Scanner
  • Plotter Printer (36"x100')

Die cut machine

Ellison Die Cut

Ellie

Ellison Original Letter Machine

  • Dozens of large dies are available, including letters, numbers, animals, shapes, and more.
  • Ages 17+
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Location

The Maker Spot is located on the 2nd Floor of the NRH Library
9015 Grand Avenue
North Richland Hills, TX

Contact

817-427-6850
info@themakerspot.org

Hours 

Monday-Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday
Closed

Staff Available

Tuesday & Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.