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The Spark

Igniting the imagination through cooperative learning

The Spark Makerspace @ Frisco

We are excited to announce The Spark @ Frisco. This is the newest and our third location to come into the library makerspace unit. The location is set to open in Spring 2023. More information is coming soon.

Access ♦ Resources ♦ Training



Access

The Spark is open to all UNT community members, however the laptop and technology service desk services are restricted to active UNT students. In the Frisco location the Makerspace and the Technology Service Desk will mirror the services currently available at the Willis Library Spark location.

 The makerspace  will have a combination of circulating collection items and in space use only items. Makerspace users will be required to work within the designated makerspace areas for in space use resources. In order to use any Spark location, a patron must have a signed liability waiver on file. Circulating materials are available from the service desk and a UNT ID is required in order to check out. In space equipment requires training which can be scheduled at your convenience. 

The Hours of Operation for each Spark group is listed in the Library calendar. Please note the Makerspace has three locations, one in Willis 150 and one in Discovery Park M152, and one in Frisco Landing 150. 

Training

Training is the foundation for use of equipment in the Makerspace. The equipment available does inherently have some risk and it is important the equipment is used properly. The primary focus of our trainings is on Makerspace guidelines, rules, regulations, safety protocols, and general overview of specific equipment or tools you wish to learn. Safety is the responsibility of the user, and the trainings are designed to insure you understand the proper use of the resource. Individuals can schedule training appointments through our online booking process outlined here 

Resources

Our Frisco location will offer many resources to support UNT students. The collection is comprised of in space equipment, as well as kits available for check out.  The circulating materials housed in this location is a growing collection and is driven by need of students. However, all Spark circulating items can be transferred between locations for pick up as needed. 

For a total list of all resources within The Spark Collection please review pages linked in the side menu. Below is a list of the resources that are expected to have a home location is our Frisco location:

 

 


Electronics/Programming/Prototyping

 

Arduino
  Raspberry Pi
Textiles Sewing
  Weaving
  Die Cutting 

Printing/Cutting/Replicating

3D Printing
  Laser 
  Milling

Tools

Hand & Electric Tools
 

Soldering

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