Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

LRC Makerspace

LRC Makerspace

Current LRC Makerspace hours Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Resources Available in the LRC Makerspace

3D Print Service

Students can bring a 3D file for printing on our 3D printers. This service costs 20 cent per gram with a one-dollar minimum cost. Other terms and conditions can be found in our 3D printer policy.

Small-scale Laser Engraver

Allows students to engrave on small pieces of paper, leather, and some plastics. This is a free service to students.

Sphero robots

These robots can be programmed and manually controlled. This allows students to write code program the sphero to do different tasks.

Retro Pi Gaming Area

Allowing students to relax and enjoy retro games. While also showing one of the many capabilities of a Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi Computers Checkout

Allowing students to use and work with raspberry pi units.

LRC Seed Library

The LRC Seed Library gives the power of growing into campus users hands, in the form of seeds. The library has a wide variety of seeds on hand. Housing vegetable, herb, flower seed and more. The seed library depends on seed donations in order to give free seed. These donations can be grown and harvested or store bought and donated.

3D printer is the Makespace tech area

Sphero Robots is the Makespace tech area

Broyhill Learning Resource Center
3D Printer Policy

  1. The 3D printer may only be used for lawful purposes. It may not be used to create materials that are:
    • Prohibited by local, state, or federal law
    • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others (Such use may violate the terms of use of the manufacturer)
    • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for our learning environment
    • In violation of another’s intellectual property rights (Such as materials subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection)
  2. We reserve the right to refuse any 3D print request.
  3. The cost of the item printed will be charged at a rate of .20 cents per gram of material used in the printing process, with a minimum charge of $1.00.
  4. Items printed for individuals which are not picked up after 7 days will become property of this institution.
  5. Patrons work with library staff to load their designs for printing - Due to safety issues, ONLY designated staff will have hands-on access to the 3D printers.
  6. Patrons will provide their own designs in the proper format (UP3, STL, UPS, OBJ, 3MF, PLY, OFF, 3DS, and GCODE formats are all acceptable). Designs are available online for purchase or free download from several sources.

Using the LRC Seed Library

The LRC Seed Library is a wonderful, free campus resource.

The LRC Seed Library gives the power of growing into campus users hands, in the form of seeds. The library has a wide variety of seeds on hand. Housing vegetable, herb, flower seed and more. The seed library depends on seed donations in order to give free seed. These donations can be grown and harvested or store bought and donated.

By using the LRC Seed Library, you agree to the terms and conditions of the LRC Seed Library. These conditions have been posted in various places at the LRC Seed Library.

LRC Seed Library Logo

Step one: After agreeing to the terms and conditions, the first step is to fill out the LRC Seed Library visitor pass form. This is found on location and allows us to track how busy the seed library really is.

Giving Seed: The next step is to either give seed or take seed. If you are giving seed, you simply place it in the donations return location. This is clearly marked on site. Please fill out a donation form. This not only helps future growers, it also helps the library run smoothly. As our seed catalog contains those forms.

Taking Seed: If you happen to be taking seed you can do so in several ways. The first method is to flip through our seed catalog on site. This holds our donation forms. These forms can be taken and have important information for any grower. The second way is to simply open the drawers of the cubby. This method can take some time if not looking for any particular seed. The library is sorted based on variety name, so a pepper called Tabasco would be found under vegetables in the S-U drawer.

LRC seed library terms and conditions

By using the LRC seed library all users agree to the following terms and conditions and as such will be expected to follow the below conditions.

  1. All users must use the visitor pass when interacting with the LRC seed library. This ensures proper usage statistics are maintained.
  2. The LRC seed library cannot guarantee germination or proper labeling of seeds. The LRC seed library is a community driven facility and receives seed information from community users.
  3. The LRC seed library is free to use and accepts seed donations in order to keep seeds available to all.
  4. There is no set seed packet limit. We do ask that you keep other community members in mind when taking seed packets.
  5. Seed donations don’t have to be seeds from plants you have grown. Store bought seeds will be accepted.
  6. All seed types with the exception of illegal seeds and tobacco seeds, will be accepted. Blank information sheets and empty packets will available. To allow users to collect seeds and put down the information they know about the seeds. Just fill out the information that you know on the information sheets.

Contacts

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Alison Beard
Director

Learning Resource Center
Technology & Instructional Support Services
Caldwell - E - 211
828.726.2311
abeard@cccti.edu
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