Makerspace in Lumo Library

Some of the makerspace services at Lumos are open for customers to use by themselves. Customers can use 3D printer, sewing machines and overlocker . The availability of specific services can be seen at Varaamo service at Reservations for using the services by yourself can also be made at Varaamo.

Lumo library follows the official safe distance guidelines given by health authorities. For this reason we cannot offer personal guidance on how to use the services, instead use of services is based on customers working by themselves and following instructions provided at hand. Please keep this in mind when you are making reservations for services.

Services of Lumo Library follow the covid situation and official guidelines. For this reason our services can change with short notice, so please remember to check the current situation from library web pages or kindly ask from our staff.

Lumo library’s makerspace is situated on the second floor. At the makerspace, customers can use and test the devices. The purpose of the workshop is that customers learn by testing. Use of the workshop devices is free of charge, but a valid library card is required. The workshop is meant for over-10-year-olds, but even younger children can come, if they are accompanied by an older person.

Our workshop has one 3D printer, two sewing machines, and a media workstation. An iron and an ironing board are also available.

You can reserve the devices online at:

Workshop instructions:

The workshop is temporarily unsupervised. Assistance from the staff is currently not availabe.

Workshop devices to be reserved:

3D printer: one Ultimaker 3 printer. You can use the 3D printer to print small objects. The printer uses PLA plastic that is biodegradable plastic fiber made of renewable materials. You can also use water-soluble PVA material in Ultimaker 3. Reserve 3D printer from here.

Sewing machines: Two Husqvarna Viking Emerald 116 sewing machines. Reserve sewing machine from here.

Overlocker: One Bernina L450 overlocker. Reserve overlocker from here.

Media workstation: Not availabe for now. Lumo library workshop's media workstation is a computer with Windows 10 operating system, Adobe Creative Cloud software package, as well as Wacom's 16-inch pen display. The media workstation is meant for drawing, image processing, lay-out, animation, video editing and other creative digital work. The users have access to the City of Vantaa’s free-of-charge Wi-Fi. Use your library card to borrow the pen for the display at the customer service desk.

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