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Archimedes: Innovation

Maker Events

Welcome to Archimedes

Archimedes is a community space at the Fremont Main Library for you to make stuff. Some people might call that a makerspace or an innovation space: all we want is for you to come in with an idea of something you’d like to make and we will try to help you make it.

Come in, hang out, mess around, tinker, and geek out.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does it cost anything?

Nope! We're completely free. All we ask is that you have an Alameda County Library card.

What do I need to get in?

A library card with Alameda County Library! You will also need to sign a waiver. Bringing children? Please check out the Library's Child Safety policy.

When are you open?

We're holding our first open hours on Tuesday, November 19th from 4PM to 6PM. We are aiming to have regular all-ages open hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will be open year-round. 

Where are you?

We are on the second floor of the Fremont Main Library, at 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont 94538. Turn right after you come up the stairs.

If you have questions, please contact us at 510-745-1416 or email Chris at ckyauk@aclibrary.org

AC Library is looking for volunteers to help with the Archimedes space! We are a newly-opened makerspace that is looking to create a collaborative community hub for all ages. We will be holding regular drop-in hours and classes open to the public. We are looking for volunteers interested in sharing their expertise with (but not limited to!) :

3D Printing:

  • Lulzbot TAZ 6 3D printer
  • Lulzbot Mini 2 3D printer

 

Vinyl Cutting:

  • Silhouette Cameo 3 vinyl cutter
  • Heat Press

 

Sewing

  • Sewing machines

 

Laser:

  • Glowforge Plus

 

Circuits:

  • ​Soldering
  • Raspberry Pi

 

Tools:

Fabrication

3D Printing

  • 3 Lulzbot 3D printers (2 Mini 2, 1 TAZ)
  • Glowforge Plus Laser Cutter
  • 2 Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutters
  • 10 Brother sewing machines
  • Button makers
  • Soldering irons
  • Glue guns
  • Hand tools 

Hours and Location

Archimedes is located in the back corner (right side of the building as you face the reference desk at the top of the stairs) of the second floor in the Fremont Main branch at 2450 Stevenson Blvd.

Come join us for our first open hours from 4pm to 6pm on Tuesday, November 19th!

Maker Images

Old man and young boy looking at a laser cut Millennium Falcon
Teenager holds up a piece of wood with laser cut holes

Upcoming Classes

More classes are coming soon. Stay tuned!