TeenHQ Makerspace

The TeenHQ MakerSpace is a studio space for middle and highschool students to learn through hands-on exploration. The space is equipped with manufacturing equipment for teens to create and design custom products through library-led programming. Please see our list of upcoming TeenHQ MakerSpace programs on our Events page.


150 E San Fernando, San José, CA 95112

Makerspace Hours

Open for library programs.
No regular Open Hours.

When Can the MakerSpace be Used?

The TeenHQ MakerSpace is used during programming designed specifically for middle and high school students. Please check our Events page for TeenHQ programming that utilized the MakerSpace.

How Can I Use the Makerspace?

Just attend a TeenHQ program that utilized the equipment you’re interested in. You’ll learn about the equipment, safety issues, and fun activities that utilize the equipment.

Equipment in the TeenHQ MakerSpace

Specific equipment that you can use in the makerspace includes:

Lulzbot Taz Pro 3D Printers: Using 2.85mm filament, this 3D printer can work with two filament colors on the same print. Open 3D printing program every 3rd Wednesday of the month at TeenHQ.

GlowForge Laser Cutter: Can cut, engrave, and score thin wood, acrylic, leather, and more using the drag and drop software. See our Events page for programs featuring the GlowForge.

HP DesignJet Large Format Printer: Make your imagery come to life with the large format printer. See our Events page for programs featuring the Large Format Printer.

Cricut Maker 3: Quickly and accurately cuts 300+ materials, from the most delicate paper, vinyl adhesives, and fabric to the tougher stuff like matboard, leather, and balsa wood. See our Events page for programs featuring the Cricut Maker 3.

Babylock Rachel BL50A: Bringing a design from sketch to reality is possible with this sewing machine, which is fully equipped to handle sewing projects from cosplay to school bags. See our Events page for programs featuring the Babylock Rachel Sewing Machine.

Babylock Imagine: Finish sewing projects like a professional with this serger featuring automatic threading to make hemming and coverstitching your sewing projects easier than ever. See our Events page for programs featuring the Babylock Imagine Serger.

Have Questions?

Email TeenHQ at teenhq@sjlibrary.org.

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