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Ideaworks Studio

Ideaworks Studio Grand Opening

grand opening invitationDate: Sunday, March 6

Time: 1.30 to 4pm – Just drop in

Place: Central Library, 2nd floor

Life is a laboratory! Join us for the grand opening of Ideaworks Studio, Burlington’s first public makerspace.

Come for the 'ribbon cutting' @1.30pm—and then stay to play, create, and experiment.

Hands-on activities and demonstrations for the whole family -

Play! ‘Steampunk’ photos at the Green Screen

Build! Help make a BIG castle

Craft! Join in the Community Weave-Along on the loom

Make! Try out the knitting machines

Design! With drawing tablets

Create! Watch the laser cutter in action

Experiment! At the Disc Run


Ideaworks Studio is all about art + science + technology in action

Ideaworks Studio DIY maker programs use:

  • Vinyl cutter
  • 3D printer
  • Negative scanner
  • VHS to DVD converter
  • Knitting machines
  • Sewing machines
  • Drawing tablets
  • Weaving loom
  • Green screen
  • Basic robotics activities - Cubelets
  • Basic circuit activities - Snap Circuits, Little Bits
  • ... and more to come based on your needs!

What is a Makerspace?

A makerspace is a place where people create, invent, learn together, and build skills for life. Libraries around the world are home to these vibrant learning and innovation hubs for co-creation.

We know that 21st century literacies—such as problem solving, team work, critical thinking, initiative, self-direction, adaptability, and math, technical and design skills—are important to our daily living. Makerspaces are one of the best ways to learn the skills that are essential today and for the future.

Building a culture of creation instead of consumption is at the heart of every makerspace, where dreaming, designing, exploring, imagining, inquiring, tinkering, playing, planning, hacking, fiddling, making, constructing, collaborating, testing, trying, failing—and trying again, are all embraced!