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Reserving Equipment in The Forge

cabinets filled with tools and equipment in The Forge

Make sure the stuff you want to use is available during your visit to The Forge! You can use any of the equipment in The Forge without a reservation (except the 3D Printer), but why chance it? Make your reservation online or by calling 262-532-8920.

All makers must be at least 14 or older to use The Forge unless supervised at all times by an adult parent or guardian.

Reserveable equipment requires the user to have a library card or resource card in good standing. Learn more about getting a Library Card.

To use the 3D Printer, you must first attend a training session. Contact us at or 262-532-8920 to schedule your training.

Equipment that can be reserved

Tools & Equipment

Button Maker – Create 2.25″ pinback buttons with ease.

Cricut – Cut 100+ materials, including cardstock, vinyl, and iron-on to specialty materials like glitter paper, cork, and bonded fabric. Write with detail, score like a pro, and foil with ease. Custom cards, T-shirts, home decor, and so much more are just a few clicks away. 

Leather/Metal Stamping Kit – This stamping kit creates permanent hand-stamped imprints, 5/16 inch character height. It includes upper case A-Z letters, 0-9 numbers, and the “&” ampersand symbol for versatility. It works with metal, leather, wood, clay, and more.

Mynted Super 3D Pen – Turn ordinary drawings into 3D works of art. The Super 3D Pen is great for kids, artists and engineers of all ages. 

Sewing & Textiles

Janome 100 Sewing Machine – The Janome MOD-100 features cutting-edge technology to make your sewing much easier. Utilize the machine’s built-in needle threader, presser foot lift, auto-declutch bobbin winder, and 7mm stitch width. The backlit LCD screen with easy navigation buttons makes choosing stitches a breeze. The MOD-100 is the perfect tool for creative enthusiasts who want to get a fresh start on sewing garments, home decor, and quilting.

Kenmore ZigZag Sewing Machine – A basic machine that performs, straight stitch, zigzag and blind stitch only.

Coding Gadgets

Dash & Dot Robots – Learn to program with Dash and Dot, toy robots that make coding fun.

littleBits STEAM Set – Use the littleBits modular system to create inventions that solve any problem!

MakeyMakey – Find creative ways to interact with a computer by using everyday objects as a replacement for keyboards and mice. With the MaKeyMaKey, you could replace your space key with a banana, use play-doh to move and click your mouse, or high-five your best friend to advance PowerPoint slides.

MeeperBOT – MeeperBOT turns your brick kits and creations into movable masterpieces. Connect creations to this powered platform to bridge physical and digital learning.

Ozobot Bit – Program this tiny coding robot using its intuitive color language. Once Ozobot reads a specific color sequence, it will execute that Ozocode command.

Sphero SPRK+ – Sphero SPRK+ is a programmable robot ball designed to inspire creativity and curiosity through coding and play. SPRK+’s programmable sensors include a gyroscope, accelerometer, motor encoders, and colorful LED lights to create countless play experiences and coding conditions for all levels.