What can I do in the ideaMILL?

The ideaMILL has a wide variety of equipment available for public use. No prior skills required. Simply come down, hang out, learn a new skill, and share your expertise!

Staff are not experts but are happy to introduce you to our equipment.

A signed waiver form is required to use ideaMILL equipment. Paper copies of the waiver forms are available at the ideaMILL for you to review and sign. If you prefer, you can also review, print, and bring the signed form with you.

Download the Adult Waiver Form

Download the Child Waiver Form

Digitize old memories

Digitize old photos, videos, cassette tape or records for free with your library card!

Don't forget:

  • You'll need to bring a USB stick to save your files.
  • Video and audio digitization happens in real time, so make sure you come prepared to stay for the length of your recording.
  • Epson Perfection V800 photo scanner
  • Audio cassette converter
  • External Floppy Drive
  • Multicard Reader
  • Turntable - ION
  • Turntable - Audio-Technica
  • VCR + Diamond One Touch Video Capture
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Record in a sound booth

Record your podcast, album, demo or audiobook in one of our two Whisper Room sound booths. Each booth comes equipped with a laptop with recording software and headphones.

Our larger Whisper Room holds up to three people and is wheelchair accessible. The smaller booth fits one person and is best for small instruments only.

A variety of microphones, audio software and accessories are available to make your recording sound its best!

  • Headphones - Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Studio Monitoring Headphones
  • Microphone (AT2020 Cardioid Condenser) + mic stand
  • Microphone (Shure SM57) + mic stand
  • Microphone (Shure SM58) + mic stand
  • MIDI Controller - Akai MPK mini
  • MIDI Controller - M-Audio Oxygen49
  • Pop filter
  • Whisper Room (large, Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Whisper Room (small)
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Book photography/video equipment

Lights! Camera! Action! Book our Canon 7D Mark II DSLR camera for photoshoots or short videos within our space. Book our backdrop and lighting kit to make your perfect shot or use our Rode Go 2 wireless mics for accompanying audio.

  • Backdrop and Lighting Kit
  • DSLR Camera w/ Accessories Kit
  • Photo Box
  • Photo Box w/ Light Kit
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Use sewing machines

The ideaMILL offers bookable several sewing machines, including an industrial machine, an embroidery machine and a quilting machine. Whether you're new to sewing or a seasoned pro, come check out our machines and start your next project with us!

Please do not bring scissors with you to use; they cannot be brought in through the Millennium entrance. Scissors are available for use while using sewing machines in the space.

  • Embroidery Machine
  • Industrial Sewing Machine
  • Quilting Sewing Machine
  • Serger
  • Sewing Machine
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Work on electronics

If you need the tools to tinker or fix your latest electronics project, we've got you covered! The ideaMILL has a range of electronics tools including soldering irons, multimeters and more!

  • Arduino Uno
  • Multimeter
  • Soldering Iron
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Create with unique maker tools

Vinyl/fabric cutters & heat press

Create your own custom greeting card, vinyl decal, or personalized t-shirt with our Cricut cutter and heat press.

Embroidery machine

Personalize your bath towels, tote bags, clothing and more with our embroidery machine. Create your own design using our JUKI software and produce an embroidered patch or logo on our machine!

Please do not bring scissors with you to use; they cannot be brought in through the Millennium entrance. Scissors are available for use while using sewing machines in the space.

Hot wire foam cutter New

Our Proxxon makes clean, precise cuts on foam. It's perfect for building architectural models or prototypes.

Mould making with Mayku formbox

The Mayku formbox can bring your mould prototype to life. Think concrete supplies, decorative objects, candy/chocolate or soap moulds and more!

3D printers

3D printers are available for public use with ideaMILL staff assistance. To ensure that your print has the best chance of success and quality, staff will execute print jobs on your behalf.

We have two Ultimaker 3 printers that can print your designs in PLA plastic using a variety of colours.

NOTE: Before submitting a print job please review the ideaMILL Acceptable Use of 3D Printers and Scanners
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