The Tinker Lab provides the training and tools for experimentation and an introduction to the world of creating and making, an essential element of the 21st-century learner.

The Tinkerlab is a makerspace, a place where people can learn and collaborate together in order to create things. We have a variety of equipment people can use, training classes on how to use them, and workshops that foster all kinds of innovation. Whether you want to learn a new creative skill, develop a favorite hobby, or prototype a product for a new business, Tinkerlab has what you need.

Tinker Lab Resources

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Lynda Maker Classes

NOW!!! We are offering opportunities to get certified on our laser cutter, vinyl cutter, Carvey, and 3D Printers in one-on-one sessions! To make an appointment contact Rose Simpson (rsimpson@nhfpl.org) or Celeste Tapia (ctapia@nhfpl.org). 

Make a Custom Ice Cube Tray with a Vacuum Former 
Wednesday, August 11, 3-4 pm 

A vacuum former can be used to shape sheets of plastic around a mold. Learn to use our new vacuum former to make a tray that can be used to mold unique ice cubes, chocolates, little soaps, and more. This program will be held in person only, and space is limited. 

Intro to Video Editing with Premiere Pro 
Friday, August 13, 3-4 pm 

This introduction to the video editing software Premiere Pro will cover fundamentals such as importing files, creating sequences/montages, adding titles and text, transition effects, basic audio adjustments, exporting projects for the web, and more. Premiere Pro is an industry-standard software that is capable of professional work as well as learning rudimentary video editing techniques. After this workshop, users will have the skills to begin learning the complexities of the software independently or with the many online tutorials which are available. 

Custom Paper Bookmark 

Saturday, August 14, 2:30-3:30 pm  

Summer is a perfect time to read a new book. Join us for a virtual bookmark-making workshop and make a versatile, chic bookmark that you’ll be sure to use this summer for any reading assignment you have, whether it’s for school or just for fun! 

Intro to Audio Editing with Audacity  
Make a one-on-one appointment to learn the basic skills of editing sound with Audacity, an audio editing software. Audacity is a free, open-source, “Digital Audio Workstation” with an intuitive interface and a large community of users worldwide. To arrange a time for instruction, email Austin at alarkin@nhfpl.org