Sellon Paja

Makerspace in Sello Library

Makerspace is located on the 1st floor next to the Music Department. Included in Makerspace are computers and a printer for patrons’ use. 

The following devices can be found in Makerspace:

3-D printers, vinyl cutter, laminator, badge machine, sewing machine, ironing board and iron, heat press, an image processing engine, poster printer, image scanner, and digitizing equipment for VHS, C-cassettes, vinyl records, and cine films.

Please book time online: https://varaamo.espoo.fi/ 
Only one reservation for a specific device can be made at a time. A new reservation can be made only when the previous reservation has been finished. If you can’t make it to your reservation, be sure to cancel the appointment! Phone 09 8165 7607 if you need help.

NB: If you need a tutorial on how to use the device, please reserve the time for it at the desk of Sello paja or phone 09 816 57607.

Makerspace offers its patrons with the opportunity to use and experiment with a wide variety of equipment. Whether you’re alone or with staff, we learn by trial and error in Makerspace. The Makerspace devices are also free of charge! You can get help how to use these devices in Makerspace.

Guided Tours:

The use of the equipment requires guidance and instruction. We offer guided tours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday starting at 12 o’clock noon. On weekends and Thursdays, instruction on the use of these devices will not be given.

For example, instruction on the 3-D printers will take about one hour per patron. Before the lesson, familiarize yourself and look at a few different models on this site. You can also print models after your own design.

IT-workshops are held in Makerspace every Thursday 16-17.30. The library staff does their best to answer any questions pertaining to computers, tablets or smartphones. The guided tour is personal and there’s no need to book time in advance. To see all tours and events, please visit our Events page!

You may also book a time to meet with a member of our library staff for guidance and advice concerning the equipment >> here

Equipment Available for Use:

3-D Printers: Makerspace has three Ultimaker printers available for use. Small objects can be printed. PLA is used for printing plastic and is made from renewable materials and biodegradable plastic yarn.

Slide and Negative Scanner: Our scanner is a Canon CanoScan 9000F. It is a flatbed scanner with film and slide adapters for A4-sized images. The adapter allows you to scan slides and negatives into 4 pieces at a time. The adapter is 12x35mm sized slides. Resolution can be set from 25-19 200 dpi.

VHS-DVD digitization: Device for digitizing is the LG Digital & DVD Recorder/VCR player combi RCT 699H. It can be used to digitize standard VHS cassettes and VHS-C cassettes. VHS-C tapes are digitized with the use of an adapter. In addition, we have a device that can also digitize VHS-8 tapes. The time to digitize a VHS tape takes just as long as the viewing time of the tape. For example, if the tape is one hour long, it will take about an hour to digitize the tape. Recording for DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW or DVD-RW discs can also be done here.

Cine film digitization: digitization is done with the use of a Retro8 device. It can digitize both Super-8 and Regular-8 cine films. The speed of the scanning is about 30 meters per hour, which is equivalent to about two frames per second. Therefore, it’s best to reserve enough time and prepare for ten times of the length of the film. For example, a 15-minute reel would take a little more than two and a half hours. The digitized film can be converted to either a movie file or image series (each track would be separate). It’s recommended to book either an external hard drive, a large memory stick (preferably a minimum of 16GB) or a DVD disc for storage. For more information, please visit the manufacturer’s website: http://www.moviestuff.tv/moviestuff_home.html.

Digitizing LPs or C-Cassettes: the device for digitization is the TASCAM CC-222 SL MK 2. Digitizing vinyl LPs and C-Cassettes takes the time of the rate of listening. Recording may be used only for R or RW-CDs.

Image Processor and Poster Printer: the media workstation is a Mac computer andthe software package is iMac Adobe Creative Cloud. This package includes Photoshop, Premiere Pro, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and a Wacom drawing screen.

The image processor also allows you to print posters and photographs. For the iImage processor (EPSON Stylus Pro 4900 A2) you have to bring your own papers, that are at Clas Ohlson Glossy (A3, 270 g/m²) or  Canon Plus II PP-201, Glossy (A3, 260 g/m²). You can print 20 pages / week.

Sewing Machine: Bernina 1008 and Husqvarna Viking Opal 650

Vinyl cutter: The device is Roland GX-24 with a material width of 61 cm max. The vinyl cutter can cut labels/decals (up to 61 cm) or heat transfers (up to 50 cm). The heat transfers can be pressed on a cotton or linen fabric using a heat press in Makerspace.  Heat press for the Blue Line Press Size: 40 cm x 50 cm.

The Makerspace blog (the text is in Finnish)