It really is better to give than to receive, especially when you make your gifts using the Barrington Area Library MakerLab. Customize one of the projects our staff has compiled below, or, create something entirely your own. Don't worry about technical expertise. Our Digital Services staff is available to help through a virtual or in-person one on one appointment. Please e-mail usor contact (847) 382 - 1300 x 2050 to set up an appointment.

       click on the image to see the full gift guide

holiday gift guide

Software

All of the projects use free software that must be downloaded before you start your design.

Inkscape Software Download

Silhouette Studio Download

 

Tutorials and Additional Resources

Laser-Etched Coaster [VIDEO]

Laser-Cut Jigsaw Puzzle [VIDEO]

Laser-Cut Picture Frame [VIDEO]

Templates

Use these templates as starting points for your projects. To get started, click on the name of the project, download the file to your computer, and open the appropriate software. If a dialog box pops up when the pdf is opened in Inkscape, click OK to accept the pre-populated settings.