Using the lasers in our spaces requires a "badge." Becoming badged is easy; just attend a laser badging class at one of PPLD's three makerspaces. Find them on the calendar here.
There is no cost to use the machine.
Lasers are available by reservation at all makerspace locations. Reservations are for up to 1 hour per week, up to seven days in advance. Walk-ins are permitted - even if a reservation has already been used - however, usage of the machine cannot be guaranteed.
The person using the machine must match the registered name.
If a patrons doesn't show up within 15 minutes of their reservation, it is forfeited and the time is given to the next patron in line.
If there is no reservation or walk-in after your designated time ends, time may be added incrementally in 30 minute blocks by staff.
Projects, including prep and cleanup, must be completed by the end of the reservation.
PPLD does not provide or sell materials to use in the laser. Certain locations may have a bin to take or leave scrap materials.
All materials must be approved by staff. Don't worry, we're friendly!
To use the makerspaces, you must sign and submit a completed Adult Makerspace User Agreement or Minor Makerspace User Agreement (links below). You can request one at any makerspace desk, or print one out and bring it to a makerspace staff member.