maker room


what is a makerspace?

A Makerspace is a community center with tools.

Makerspaces combine equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone. These spaces can take the form of loosely-organized individuals sharing space and tools, for-profit companies, non-profit corporations, organizations affiliated with or hosted within schools, universities or libraries, and more. All Makerspaces are unique in exactly how they are arranged to fit the purposes of the community they serve.


what do we have in our makerspace?

3D Printers: Makerbot Replicator (5th Gen) and MakerBot Replicator 2
3D Scanner: MakerBot Digitizer
Green screen
Lighting kit
Silhouette cutter
High-resolution scanner
Adobe Creative Suite 6
Digital camera
Digital video camera
X-acto knife set


how can I use the makerspace?

You can start by simply walking in the door. Come see the space and observe the tools in action. We have open hours during which EOL staff are working in the space and happy to demonstrate various tools and techniques.Just drop by and see what we’re doing.

Open Hours Calendar

If you want to spend time using the Makerspace at other times, give us a call (205) 445-1103 or (205) 445-1115. Michael or Marylyn will work with you to set up a time.

want more information about making?


Winter Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  |  Wed - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  |  Fri, Sat - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  Sun - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  |  Tue - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  |  Fri, Sat - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  Sun - Closed