Getting to Know Idea Box

Laser Cutter

The laser cutter can etch on wood, cardboard or paper.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library encourages visitors to get “creatively messy” with free access to tools to design, build and co-create. Inside a glass room in Main Library in uptown Charlotte, you’ll hear the whirring of machines. It’s the sound of learning and comes from Idea Box, a makerspace that opened to the public in 2015.

What: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library encourages visitors to get “creatively messy” with free access to tools to design, build and co-create. Inside a glass room in Main Library in uptown Charlotte, you’ll hear the whirring of machines. It’s the sound of learning and comes from Idea Box, a makerspace that opened to the public in 2015.

Where: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library encourages visitors to get “creatively messy” with free access to tools to design, build and co-create. Inside a glass room in Main Library in uptown Charlotte, you’ll hear the whirring of machines. It’s the sound of learning and comes from Idea Box, a makerspace that opened to the public in 2015.

Why: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library encourages visitors to get “creatively messy” with free access to tools to design, build and co-create. Inside a glass room in Main Library in uptown Charlotte, you’ll hear the whirring of machines. It’s the sound of learning and comes from Idea Box, a makerspace that opened to the public in 2015.

3D Printer

Idea Box has two 3D printers and a mini 3D printer. These are able to print 3D models by layering plastic filament. The plastic filament costs $.10 per gram used.

What: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library encourages visitors to get “creatively messy” with free access to tools to design, build and co-create. Inside a glass room in Main Library in uptown Charlotte, you’ll hear the whirring of machines. It’s the sound of learning and comes from Idea Box, a makerspace that opened to the public in 2015.

Where: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library encourages visitors to get “creatively messy” with free access to tools to design, build and co-create. Inside a glass room in Main Library in uptown Charlotte, you’ll hear the whirring of machines. It’s the sound of learning and comes from Idea Box, a makerspace that opened to the public in 2015.

Why: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library encourages visitors to get “creatively messy” with free access to tools to design, build and co-create. Inside a glass room in Main Library in uptown Charlotte, you’ll hear the whirring of machines. It’s the sound of learning and comes from Idea Box, a makerspace that opened to the public in 2015.

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