Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

LRC Makerspace

LRC Makerspace

The Makerspace and Seed Library are part of the Caldwell Campus Learning Resource Center, located on the second floor of E Building in Room 204.

If you have questions about any Makerspace or Seed Library services, call 828-726-2309, email or stop by in person (no appointment necessary).

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. Makerspace staff can also help you find a file for your project.

Small-scale Laser Engraver

This free service allows students to engrave on small pieces of paper, leather, and some types of plastic.

Sphero robots

These robots can be programmed and manually controlled, giving students a chance to write code and program the Spheros to execute tasks.

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.

LRC Seed Library

The LRC Seed Library gives the power of growing into campus users’ hands. The library has a wide variety of free seeds available: vegetables, herbs, flowers, and more.

Next time you have extra seeds, please consider donating some to the CCC&TI seed library. Donations can be grown and harvested, or store bought. Simply place donations in the marked box in the Makerspace. Please fill out a donation form so future growers know what they are planting!

LRC Seed Library Logo

Looking for a certain type of seed? You are welcome to browse our display racks and files. The files are alphabetized by variety name, so a pepper called Tabasco would be found under vegetables in the S-U drawer. Our seed catalog holds donation forms with important information for growers.

LRC seed library terms and conditions

By using the LRC seed library all users agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. All users must sign the logbook. This helps staff maintain usage statistics and inventory.
  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. There is no set seed packet limit. We do ask that you keep other community members in mind when taking seed packets.
  4. All seed types (with the exception of illegal seeds and tobacco) will be accepted. Blank information sheets and empty packets are available for those making donations.