The Spark Lab at FPL
Thank you for your interest in the Spark Lab! The Spark Lab is now hosting programming for Children, Teens, and Adults. We are currently training our staff, volunteers, planning our programming, and updating our technology. We now have a Spark Lab Library of Things collection which you can browse in the Children's Room at the Main Library.
Anyone interested in volunteering can fill out a volunteer application here.
Spark Lab Frequently Asked Questions
- Do we have a Cricut? We have a Cricut Maker 3 for use in the Spark Lab and a Cricuit Air available to check out through the Spark Lab Library of Things. We do not have anyone to provide training on how to use the Cricut at this time. There are great tutorials on YouTube!
- May I use your 3D Printer? We just received two new Snapmaker A350t 3D printers and are in the process of putting them together. They should be available for public use in August. When our printers become available to the public we will not be charging to use them. There will be parameters to what we can print/how much filament can be used.
- Are you accepting volunteers? Anyone interested in volunteering can fill out a volunteer application on the FPL website. Make sure to write that the Spark Lab is the area of interest. We are currently looking for volunteers familiar with the larger items in the Spark Lab that may be able to help train the public on use. We are also looking for volunteers who would like to host a program/class.
- May I drop in to use the Spark Lab? There is no “open” access to the Spark Lab at the moment, only pre-scheduled programming. We are working on developing more programming for all age groups and training our staff and volunteers to allow for more open access and training.
- Are you accepting donations? See donation list for what we are currently accepting/looking for.
View our currently scheduled Spark Lab programs here!
Check out some of the items available in the Spark Lab:
- Japanese paper marbling (suminagashi) paints
- Paper making and book binding materials
- Pastels, oil, water, and acrylic paints, modeling clay
- 3Doodlers for kids and adults
- Two Snapmaker A350t 3D printers
- Cricuit Maker 3
- Graphtec Vinyl Cutter
- Arduino materials
- Raspberry Pis
- Soldering materials
- Fiber arts using a multi-craft weaving loom
- Sewing and Embroidery machines
- Wood burning tools
- Linoleum stamp making tools
- 4D Art using tripods, Klutz Legos and a lighting kit with green screen and soft lights
- Technology including a STEAM kit, video game kit, Vex IQ and squishy circuits