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Make it: Makerspace Resources and Books to inspire

First things first, find all the need-to-know information about the Makerspace tools we offer, making an appointment, and upcoming Makerspace programming on our Makerspace webpage, or call our Midtown Carnegie Branch today at 417-862-0135.

Then, checkout these great titles to learn the ins-and-outs, get step-by-step instructions, and get inspired for your next project!

A Beginner's Guide to 3D Printing by Mike Rigsby
14 simple toy designs to get you started -- Publisher

Cricut 3 in 1 by Jade Spark
Allow this book to help you discover your imagination with Cricut design, do wonderful projects, and transform your ideas into practice. You will get to know the world of Cricut in this awesome book bundle, be able to know how to utilize it, how to adapt it to your projects, and begin delivering cool results, which will leave everyone awestruck -- Amazon

Getting Started With 3D Printing by Liza Wallach Kloski
A hands-on guide to the hardware, software, and services behind the new manufacturing revolution. -- Publisher This one is a bit more in depth, with chapters that dig into the details of 3D printing software and hardware.

Simple Beginnings : Soldering Jewelry by Suzann Sladcik Wilson
A step-by-step guide to creating your own necklaces, bracelets, rings & more -- Publisher

Solder Technique Studio : Soldering Iron Fundamentals for the Mixed Media Artist by Giuseppina Cirincione
Whether you've never soldered before or are used to using your soldering iron primarily for stained glass, you will discover a bounteous new world of artistic possibilities. -- Publisher

The Unofficial Book of Handmade Cricut Crafts by Crystal Allen
30 new handmade Cricut projects that can be personalized and given as gifts, no matter the occasion! Whether you are a skilled crafter or new to DIY, you will find exciting ways to use the Cricut Maker, Explore, and Joy machines. -- Publisher

"Make" is a publisher of all sorts of books to feed the maker in you. From modding your drone, to tinkering with paper and living a pioneer life, they've got the guide for you. Find all of our Make books in our catalog.

For an additional spark of creativity, check out these great titles

And if you are still looking for more projects, inspiration and tutorials, we have a nearly endless supply in our database of arts and crafts classes CreativeBug * and in the dozens of craft magazines available through Overdrive / Libby.*


* Library card required for use outside the Library

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