MADlab at the Rifle Branch Library
MADlab stands for Make And Design lab and it's the library's makerspace. A makerspace is a new kind of learning environment where community members can move beyond learning how to do something and into actually doing it.
MADlab provides a physical space to meet and create in. The Rifle Branch Library has transformed its former storytime room into a space designed for creativity and making, complete with an outdoor area and access to a faucet when making gets a little messy. Having a designated space allows for the creation of a community of likeminded makers by providing the room to meet and collaborate.
MADlab provides tools for creation. From a 3D printer to the Adobe Creative Suite, MADlab has hardware, software, and more to help you realize your goals. See below for a complete listing of available items.
MADlab provides access to people-power. MADlab will be staffed by librarians ready to help you figure out how take your idea and make it a reality. MADlab can also connect you to community experts and other like-minded makers so that you can learn and build together.
What can I learn?
Photography Videography Graphic Design 3D Modeling Entrepreneurship Home Repair Video Game Creation Jewelry Design Fiber Arts Web Design Computer Construction and Repair Cooking Audio Production Robotics Podcasting Electronics Microcontrollers Prototyping Gardening Sewing and More- the limit is your imagination!
You'll find many tools and resources to help you create in MADlab. Here's what we have so far. Interested in donating something? Contact us.
2 iMac Computers (one in the MADlab and one accessible from the Business Center)
Nikon D600 Full Frame Camera (image and video capable)
Blue Yeti Pro Microphone
AFINIA H-Series 3D Printer
GoPro Hero 3
LICENSED AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
Adobe Creative Suite
Palo Alto Buisness Plan Pro
and MORE (we will consider downloading additional free software options by request)
Portable Green Screen
Copy Light Stand
Circuitry Kits (MakeyMakey/Snap Circuits/littleBits)
Lego Education Builder's Kit