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 Winter 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!

 
FUN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!
Are you looking for something fun and interesting to do? Volunteer in the Brain Station! We are looking for volunteers to teach classes, demonstrate a skill or act as open session coaches. 

Fill out a library volunteer application at one of our desks.

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!

   
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.
  • Wednesday, November 1, 4:00-5:00
  • Tuesday, November 14, 5:00-6:00pm
Fall Fun Craft - Paper Trees
Make a whimsical paper tree with Brain Station volunteer, Rachna Vipparla.  Ages 7-12.  Registration required at milfordbrainstation@gmail.com or call 203-783-3292. Saturday, November 18, 3:00-4:00pm
Holiday Craft
Create a festive holiday ornament to take home!  Ages 7-12. Registration required at milfordbrainstation@gmail.com or call 203-783-3292.  Saturday, December 2, 3:00-4:00pm
Alice's Reloved Workshop*
Create animal toys using recycled and repurposed materials such as t-shirts and blankets, Make one to take home and one to donate to a local animal shelter. All materials are included. Ages 7 - adult (12 & under with an adult). Registration required at milfordbrainstation@gmail.com or call 203-783-3292. Saturday, January 13 from 1:30-3:00 and Saturday, January 27 from 11:00am-12:30pm.
*Find Alice on facebook: alicesrelovedworkshop

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