Ferguson Library Makerspace Equipment

Ferguson Library Makerspace LogoJust as the library shares books and other media for the benefit of the public, its makerspace will make creative and technological tools available to everyone in the community.

Borrow These!

The Ferguson Library has a select range of Makerspace equipment you can borrow to continue your creation and exploration.

For more information ask at our information desk.

Household ToolkitHousehold Toolkits

Sets of useful tools that you can borrow to accomplish little jobs around the house without spending money at the hardware store.

Check them out!

ArduinoArduino Microcontrollers & Accessories

These are computers the size of credit cards, designed for people who want to make projects that involve sensors and actuators (motors, lights, sound, etc.). Using them is a good way to learn basic electronics and coding. Did you know that we have Arduino kits that you can borrow?

Check them out!

Raspberry Pi computerRaspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python.

Check them out!

3D Printing & Scanning

Lulzbot Taz 5 3D Printer

LulzBot Taz 5 3D Printer

Open-source 3D printer, fairly large. Users can use this to either print already-designed objects (via files downloaded from the internet) or design & print their own. Useful for prototyping and art-making of all sorts. If you can imagine an object (and it is not too big), now you can make it real.

Matter and Form 3D ScannerMatter and Form 3D Scanner

Tabletop 3D Scanner. Users can use this to create high-quality 3D models of physical objects ready for 3D printing or using in a 3D creation. Models can be scanned and remixed or edited using common 3D modeling software.

3Doodler Pen3Doodler Pen

A little 3D printer that you can hold in your hand. It extrudes melted plastic from its tip, which rapidly cools and hardens so that you can draw objects in the air.

Virtual Reality

HTC Vive headset with wand controllersHTC Vive

The HTC Vive is the height of virtual reality headsets. Enjoy the freedom of a room-scale experience as you explore virtual worlds and activities. Wand controllers allow you to interact with objects and the environment around you.

Samsung Odyssey WMR headset with wand controllersSamsung Odyssey Headset

Escape into a world of imagination with Windows Mixed Reality. Try out one of the newest headsets to use the latest version of Microsoft’s support for virtual reality.

Music & Audio Equipment

Blue Yeti USB microphoneBlue Yeti USB Microphone

Quality microphone suitable for recording voices and instruments. Good for music, voice-over for videos, and radio/podcasting

Sennheiser HeadphonesSennheiser Headphones

Quality headphones for audio work — recording, editing, et cetera. Also for use with the musical instruments without disturbing others.

Yamaha Keyboard

Yamaha Electric Keyboard

Touch-sensitive keyboard with many voices and sounds programmed into it. Good enough for serious piano students to practice upon; connects directly to computer for recording.

PocketsynthsPocket Synth Bass
Pocket Synth Drum
Pocket Synth Melody

These three are each the size of a skinny pocket calculator and allow beginners (or experts!) to experiment with sound and play with electronic music.

Electric guitar kitElectric Guitar Kit
Bass Guitar Kit
Acoustic Guitar

Your basic folk/rock/funk instruments, worthy of both the beginner and the experience player.

Electronics & Computing

ArduinoArduino Microcontrollers & Accessories

These are computers the size of credit cards, designed for people who want to make projects that involve sensors and actuators (motors, lights, sound, etc.). Using them is a good way to learn basic electronics and coding. Did you know that we have Arduino kits that you can borrow? Check them out!

Raspberry Pi computerRaspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python.

Check them out!

Makey Makey Circuit KitMakey Makey Kits

Very simple electronics kits that can be turned almost anything into a computer input (including your own body). Take eight bananas and make a playable keyboard! Play video games by high-fiving your friends!

Squishy Circuits in the shape of a crabSquishy Circuits

Basic electronics kit that uses electrically-conductive dough to make playful circuits. Good for learning basic circuitry with a flavor of crafting.

Little Bits Circuit Kit

Little Bits

These are connectable, color-coded modules that are divided into types: power sources, switches and controllers, and actuators (like motors, speakers, servos, etc.) They are excellent for building your own projects and learning about electronics. They are like Lego, but cooler!

OzobotsOzobots

Tiny wheeled programmable robots that follow lines laid out by the user, either on paper or on a tablet app. Good for getting people interested in how to think in terms of planning, instructions and options, like computer programmers.

Video Production & Presentation

ChromecastChromecast

Small device that plugs into any screen with an HDMI port, which means that you can broadcast almost anything — a video, website, or presentation — to a huge screen via your phone or tablet

PowerDirector Videoediting SoftwareVideo Editing Software

Useful for budding filmmakers, YouTube vloggers, and students making projects who need to edit their footage into shape.

Nikon CoolPix Digital CameraDigital Camera

Good for taking digital photographs and video

Visual Art & Writing

Wacom Tablet

Wacom Pen & Touch Tablet

A touch-sensitive tablet that allows you to “draw” or “paint” images on the computer screen. Many virtual tools, brushes, and effects are available

through the accompanying software.

Muji NotebooksMuji Notebooks & Sketchbooks

High quality notebook and sketchbooks to help aid and drive creativity.

Watercolor Pencil setWatercolor Pencil Set

Watercolor pencils can help you create beautiful watercolor works of art without having to use paints.

Sakura Pigma PensSakura Pigma Micron Pens

Experience smooth, skip-free writing and crisp ink colors that leave consistent lettering and lines every time.