PPLD’s makerspaces and studios offer a wide range of tools, materials and equipment, allowing patrons to test the limits of their creativity and imaginations. Below is a comprehensive list of items available across the district for public use.

For site-specific equipment offerings, please explore the Makerspaces and Studios pages.


Badging allows patrons to utilize a machine independently at the three makerspace locations. Machine badgings take place either in a class setting, or through an online video badging process. Not all locations have all of the machines available for badging, and some locations require more staff supervision than others.

  • Class badging for the Laser Cutter/ Engravers takes place at Library 21c and Sand Creek Library. The Laser Cutter/ Engraver badging is honored at East Library, Library 21c, and Sand Creek Library.
  • Class badging for the Luzbot Taz 6 and Mini 3D printers take place at Library 21c and Sand Creek Library. Online badging is available for the Luzbot Taz 6 and Mini 3D printers. The Luzbot Taz 6 and Mini 3D printers are available at Library 21c and Sand Creek Library.
  • Badging for the CNC machine at Library 21c is available as an in person, one-on-one appointment with a Library 21c makerspace staff member.

Badging for 3D Printers


3D Printing

  • Lulzbot Mini 3D printers
  • Lulzbot TAZ 6 3D printers
  • Printing is $0.05/gram for ABS and PLA filament
  • Printing is $0.10/gram for specialty filament (conductive PLA and magnetic PLA)

Laser Cutting

  • Epilog Zing 16 laser cutter
  • Epilog Zing 24 laser cutter
  • Epilog Helix 75 Watt Laser Engraver/Cutter


  • ShopBot Desktop CNC

3D Scanning

  • Next Engine 3D Scanner

Vinyl Cutter

  • US Cutter Laser Point Vinyl Cutter 25”

Die-Cutting Machines

  • Silhouette Cameo 3


  • Husqvarna Viking Opal 670 Sewing Machine (with Quilting Foot)
  • Husqvarna Viking Opal 650 Sewing Machine
  • Brother CS6000i Sewing Machines (4)
  • Juki TL-2010Q Sewing Machine
  • Brother SE400 Combination Sewing and Embroidery Machine
  • Brother 1034D 3/4 Thread Serger
  • Sailrite Ultrafeed® LS-1 BASIC (110V) Walking Foot Sewing Machine Brother 1034D Lock Serger

Conversion machines

  • Toshiba DVR620KU – DVD Video Recorder/Video Cassette Recorder VHS --> DVD
  • VuPoint Solutions All-in-One Digital Converter FC-D680-VP
  • Slide, Photo Negative, Photo --> .jpg (can save to SD card or personal computer)
  • TEAC LP-R550USB CD Recorder with Turntable/Cassette Player
  • Record or Cassette --> .mp3 (can save to CD or personal computer with recording software like Audacity)


  • Ceramic / Glass Kiln (for program use only)
  • Screen Printing (available during Open Hours or by appointment)


Studio Space

  • 25’x35’ production floor
  • Pre-lit green screen
  • Black curtains
  • Gray wall

Studio Cameras

  • Sony EX-3 (x3)
  • Sony EX-1 (with teleprompter)


  • ManfrottoTripod – Legs: 546B, Head: 504HD (3)
  • Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head
  • Varizoom Solo Jib/Track
  • Camera Dollies (x3)


  • Arri 1000, 650 (x2), 350 (x2), 150 (x2) and stands
  • ikan 6”x12”(x4) and 12”x12”(x6) LED lights and stands
  • WiFLY Bar QA5 (x4)
  • A variety of lighting accessories: Gels, Scrims, Barn doors, flags


Live Room Setup

  • 35’ x 25’ Live Room (with 25’ (x3) curtains and 1 8’ bass trap)
  • 6’ x 2’ (x3) and 4’ x 4’ (x3) Movable Acoustic Panels
  • 16-channel Analog Snake
  • Furman Headphone Distribution System individual mixers (x5)
  • PA Speakers for in-studio monitor playback (x2)
  • PreSonus HP4 4-Channel Headphone Distribution Amplifier

Control Room Setup

  • iMac (4.0GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM, 256GB Flash Storage, AMD Radeon R9 M290X 2GB GDDR5, Apple USB SuperDrive)
  • PreSonus StudioLive 16 Series III Digital Mixer
  • ProTools 11.3.1
  • Auto-Tune 8
  • EchoBoy SoundToys V4 Native FX (Crystallizer, Decapitator, EchoBoy, FilterFreak, PanMan, PhaseMistress, Tremolator)
  • Virtual Mix Rack Bundle (FG-N and FG-S equalizers, FG-401 and FG-116 compressors)
  • Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machines
  • UBL Control Room Monitors (x2)

Condenser Microphones

  • Audio Technica AT4041SP Cardioid (Stereo Pair)
  • CAD M179 Variable-Pattern (x3)
  • Marshall MXL 2003A
  • Rode NT4 – Cardioid X/Y Stereo Microphone
  • Shure SM81-LC (Stereo Pair)
  • Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier (x4)

Dynamic Microphones

  • AKG D112 MKII Pro Dynamic Bass Microphone
  • EV RE-20
  • Sennheiser e604 (x3)
  • Sennheiser e609 (x2)
  • Shure SM 57 (5)
  • Shure SM 58 (5)

Ribbon Microphones

  • Cascade Fat Head (Stereo Pair) (Passive)

Shotgun Microphones

  • Audio Technica 835B
  • Sennheiser ME-66
  • Sennheiser ME-67

Voiceover/Isolation Booth Setup

  • 7’x8’x7’ Sound Isolation Booth
  • Audio Technica 4033a Condenser Microphone with Pop Filter and SE Electronics Sound
  • Reflexion Filter PRO Acoustic Absorber
  • Zoom H4n Pro Recorder


Which library is a vinyl cutter available? I’ve never used a vinyl cutter before, will there be someone available to help me? Is there any cost?

Thank you for contacting Pikes Peak Library District about vinyl cutters! PPLD offers many vinyl machines to help you at different libraries.

Library 21c and East Library have the Cricut Explore Air™ Machine and Silhouette Cameo 3. Library 21c also has US Cutter Laser Point Vinyl Cutter 25”. Sand Creek Library also has the Silhouette Cameo. All libraries have the necessary tools to use the machine and have instruction sheets to help get you started. You are welcome to use the machine for free with your own materials. We do offer vinyl sheets for purchase if you need them. Staff members are available at each location to get you started with the machine.

For more information about available equipment in our Makerspaces, please see the following website that details equipment available at each location: https://ppld.org/creative-services/makerspaces

I have lost my packet that was given to me at the badging class. Can you remind me the free website to create the image along with the clipart one?


There are a few websites out there were you can find free images, including pinterest.com, commons.wikimedia.org, and images.google.com. If you would like to make your own images, there are free programs such as Inkscape and GIMP.

Hello. Are the sewing machines available to check out or do I bring my materials there?


We do not have any sewing machines to checkout, so you will need to bring your own materials. Additionally, some of the Makerspaces have a limited amount of thread, so you may wish you bring your own as well. We have bobbins for sale, however if you wish to bring your own, please make sure that they are compatible with Husqvarna sewing machines.