Brain Station

Learn. Create. Do.
The Brain Station is ready to welcome makers, tinkerers, crafters and the curious!
 

What is the Brain Station?  The Brain Station is a community Makerspace - a collaborative learning environment where people of all ages can come together to create, learn new skills, be exposed to new technologies and have fun! Look at our list of equipment - available to use for school or home projects! 

 
Brain Station Fall Drop-In Hours*
Monday - 12:00-5:00
Tuesday - 4:00-8:30
Wednesday - 4:00-8:30
Thursday - 4:00-8:30
Friday - 1:00-5:00
Most Saturdays - 10:00-3:00
*Hours subject to change.  Please call ahead to confirm the room is open!

 
We are looking for volunteers to teach classes, demonstrate a skill or act as open session coaches.  Click HERE for more information and to get added to our mailing list.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: FUN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!
Are you looking for something fun and interesting to do this summer?  Need community service hours for school?  Volunteer in the Brain Station!  Print out the application and return to Amy @
MilfordBrainStation@gmail.com

Interested in using our 3D printer? Reserve a spot at one of our training sessions. Once trained, you will be able to book a 2-hour window of time where you can print an item of your choice under the guidance of a Session Coach.
Please note - we are limiting the age group to 13 and up. *NEW* Children ages 8-12 can register for a training class if accompanied by an adult.   

Registration is required. Email MilfordBrainStation@gmail.com or call/visit our Reference Department (203-783-3292) to reserve your spot in a class!  Classes are small and space is limited - reserve your spot soon!

   
Introduction to Arduino
Learn the basics of making electronics with our Maker-In-Residence, Diogo Adrados.  Learn how to combine sensors and buttons to control lights, motors and other actuators. No experience necessary. Ages 12 to Adult. Registration required at milfordbrainstation@gmail.com or call 203-783-3292. Saturday, September 9 from 1:00-2:30.
Introduction to Tinkercad
Learn the basics of 3D modeling using Tinkercad. You will get to print your 3D design on our 3D printer for you to pick up and take home.  No experience necessary. Ages 8 to Adult. Registration required at milfordbrainstation@gmail.com or call 203-783-3292. Saturday, September 16 from 11:00-12:30
Geometric Design
Create a modern masterpiece using geometric designs and colorful acrylic paints. Ages 8 -12.   Registration required at milfordbrainstation@gmail.com or call 203-783-3292.  Saturday, September 23 from 3:00-4:30.
Scratch Coding
Scratch Coding helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively- essential skills for life in the 21st century! This is an introductory coding class; no experience required! Ages 7 - 12.  Registration required at milfordbrainstation@gmail.com or call 203-783-3292. Saturday, September 30 from 1:00-2:30.

Intermediate Tinkercad, Sat., Oct. 7th from 3-4:30pm. (If you took Intro to Tinkercad put the skills you learned to the test in this more advanced class). Registration required at milfordbrainstation@gmail.com or call 203-783-3292.

3D Printing Classes in the Brain Station - Ages 8 - adult - Introductory program into the new and exciting world of 3D printing and learn about our 3D printer, Ultimaker 2. Registration required at milfordbrainstation@gmail.com or call 203-783-3292.
  •      Tues., Oct. 17 - 5-6pm
  •       Wed., Oct. 25 - 5-6pm
Halloween Arts and Crafts, Sat., Oct. 28 - 3-4:30pm. Ages 7-12  Make a wooden Halloween mask and DIY Halloween decorations.  Wear your costume - spooky treats will be provided. Registration required at milfordbrainstation@gmail.com or call 203-783-3292.

 

What tools and equipment are available?

  • Green screen, lighting and ipad  
  • Ultimaker2 3D printer
  • iMac with retina 5k Display
  • Pioneer Blu-ray burner
  • Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch Tablet
  • LEGO Mindstorms equipment
  • Soldering kits
  • Mastech digital multimeter
  • Arduino & Raspberry Pi
  • Snap circuits and Little Bits
  • Ozobot robots!
  • More to come!
The Library welcomes donations of materials! Tools, crafting suppplies, electronics - contact the Brain Station staff  for more information. View our wish list here!  

The Brain Station is generously supported by the
Milford Education Foundation.
Other supporters include: The Harvey Hubbell Foundation and the Friends of the Milford Library.
 
Need more information?
Technology Coordinator:
Fred Danowski
fdanowski@ci.milford.ct.us
Program and Volunteer Coordinator:
Amy Edwards
MilfordBrainStation@gmail.com