Tinkershops

Tinkershops are a great way to get acquainted with the library's Hack Lab and Media Lab technology.  You'll receive a quick tour of the space and learn the basics for vinyl cutting, lasering, 3D printing, digital conversion, circuitry, or coding!  

Space is limited, so register by phone or in person to secure your spot.

 

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  • Head back to school with a custom made backpack tag.

    Adults & Ages 9+    $4

    Lakeshore: Friday August 25,   6:00pm

  • Come and learn how to make a stencil on our vinyl cutter and apply it to a canvas and let the paint fly. Let it dry and peel back and reveal your masterpeice.

    Adults & Ages 5+    $4

    Lakeshore: Saturday August 26,  1:30pm

  • Make your own ACTION figure on a 3D printer. Using the TinkerCAD web app, tinkershop makers will design fantastic humanoids or creatures with which to pose and play.

    Adults & Ages 7+  $3

    Lakeshore: Tuesday August 30,  1:30pm

  • Were you about to get rid of your VHS tapes? Did you think there was no use for them, that they were out of date? Think again! Come and learn how to convert your cherished memories to a digital format. Learn how to burn your videos to a DVD or save them to a USB.

    Adults & Ages 10+   Free

    Lakeshore: Wednesday September 6,  10:00am

     
  • Build your own musical instrument and learn about the digital fabrication tools in the HackLAB. Watch as the laser cuts your parts out and then you can make your own mini uke.

    Adults & Ages 10+   $30

    Cookstown: Thursday September 7,  6:30pm

  • Are you new to the HackLAB? Do you have a project you'd like help to work on? Come to the ThinkLAB for hands-on help with laser cutting, vinyl cutting and 3D design projects from Library staff. Assistance will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

    All Ages ( Ages 7 and under must be supervised by an adult)   Cost depends on materials used.

    Lakeshore: Friday September 8, 10:00am

     

  • Make a scary or cool costume prop of your favourite sci-fi character's helmet or space blaster. Carve it out of styrofoam in the CNC mill or print on the 3D printer.

    Adults & Ages 12+   Cost based on meterials used

    Lakeshore: Tuesday September 12,  1:30pm

  • Need a creative place to store your scarves? Design a one-of-a-kind scarf holder using the laser cutter!

    Adults & Ages 9+   $4

    Lakeshore: Thursday September 14,  10:00am

  • These door hangers will look great in your home or office, and can be customized to suit your needs. You'll learn how to use Inkscape to make designs for the laser cutter.

    Lakeshore: Saturday September 16,  1:30pm

  • Tired of clicking through multiple webpages to collect useful information? Find out how to automate tedious tasks on the web by coding your own Python program! Python is a powerful  programming language well suited for beginners, and so no previous coding experience is required.

    Adults & Ages 14+   Free

    Lakeshore: Thursday September 21,  10:00am

  • Sonic Pi is a new kind of musical instrument. Instead of strumming strings or whacking things with sticks - you write code! Learn how to make simple sounds, or complex melodies by creating and combining code.

    Adults & Ages 12+   Free

    Lakeshore: Friday September 22,  6:30pm

  • Create and display your own artwork in adhesive vinyl on your walls.

    Adults & Ages 12+   Cost based on materials used

    Lakeshore: Tuesday September 26,  1:30pm

  • Are you new to the HackLAB? Do you have a project you'd like help to work on? Come to the ThinkLAB for hands-on help with laser cutting, vinyl cutting and 3D design projects from Library staff. Assistance will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

    All Ages ( Ages 7 and under must be supervised by an adult)   Cost depends on materials used.

    Cookstown: Wednesday September 27, 5:30pm

     

Lakeshore

967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, ON L9S 1V3

Churchill

2282 4th Line
Innisfil, ON, L0L 1K0

Cookstown

20 Church Street
Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0

Stroud

7883 Yonge Street
Innisfil, ON L9S 1K8