The Make and Design Lab (or MADlab) is our version of the maker movement. At Garfield County Libraries, you will find a variety of MADlab (or maker) activities at each of our six branches. Because making can happen anywhere, a MADlab program is as likely to happen outside the library as within. In fact, we are always looking for organizations to partner with to bring access to maker learning to everyone in our communities. Out of our six branches, the Rifle Library Branch has a dedicated MADlab space where they host a variety of activities and tools for more in-depth making.
MADlab at the Rifle Branch Library
The 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, learn, build, and collaborate together.
You'll find many tools and resources to help you create in the MADlab. Here's what we have so far.
HARDWARE & TOOLS
- 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
- GoPro Hero 3
- AFINIA H-Series 3D Printer
- Portable Green Screen
- Lighting Kit
- Copy Light Stand
- Circuitry Kits (MakeyMakey/Snap Circuits/littleBits)
- Lego Education Builder's Kit
- Soldering Kit
- Tool Assortment
LICENSED AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Palo Alto Business Plan Pro