Rockwood Makerspace

A space for teens to learn and create at Rockwood Library

The makerspace is a collaborative learning environment at Rockwood Library with an emphasis on middle and high school learners. The space provides access to innovative technology, equipment, software and supportive mentors. Within this 1,000 square-foot area, students learn real-life technology, design and engineering skills through open labs, workshops and camps.

Free STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Minikits 

Only at Rockwood Library! No appointments needed. 

Teens (6th-12th grade), walk up to the library's front door and ask for your minikit. Grown-ups can pick up the kits for you too! 

The kits come with instructions and you don't need to attend a class to create them. If you need inspiration, short videos of the kits in action are up on the library’s YouTube Channel (scroll to the bottom of the playlist.)

Circuits / e-Textiles  (with bonus Charm Bracelet & Bridge Building) 

April 23:   Charm Bracelet
April 30:   Light up Bugs
May 7:     E-sewing
May 14:   Light-up Wristband, E-sewing
May 21:    Bridge Building 

Please email rocmakerspace@multcolib.org  or call 503.988.0462 for help. Stay creative and see you at the library front door!

Tours, workshops and professional development opportunities are available for educators as well. Contact us to learn more.

Here are photos featuring great makerspace creations.

See our policy for use of 3D printers at Makerspace.

Available equipment

  • 12 Dell laptops w/Autodesk Suites
  • 6 iPads Air 2.0 w/audio and video apps
  • 6 MacBook Pro laptops w/Adobe Creative Suite
  • 2 Lulzbot Mini 3D printers
  • 2 Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer
  • Tazbot 6 3D printer
  • Epilog Mini 18, 30 watt Laser Cutter
  • 1 Dell 9020 w/Corel Draw
  • High Resolution Digital scanner
  • BenQ wireless overhead projector
  • Mayku Formbox Vacuum Mold
  • Othermill Desktop CNC Mill
  • 4 Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutters
  • Ricoh Laser color printer
  • Inkjet wide format photo printer
  • 4 sewing machines, Singer Heavy Duty 23 stitch
  • 4 soldering irons, Weller WLC100
  • Huge software list, please ask
  • Many tools and kits

Rockwood Library Makerspace

Rockwood Library makerspace is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation and a grant from the Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission through funds provided by cable companies

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Logo for Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission Community Technology grants