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Makerspace at Puget Sound: Start Making

Learn about the Puget Sound Makerspace: a design studio, makerspace, and creativity zone located in the basement of Collins Memorial Library.


Create a Zine


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Design your Zine in the Word template.   Text and images can be inserted in to the template prior to printing.  Some of our favorite sites for images include:

When designing your zine in the Word template, be sure to refer to the illustration below to be sure your content are in the correct orientation so the pages are all "right side up" after the zine is printed and folded.



Dictionary Art

Dictionary Art

Create a unique piece of dictionary art.

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Sew a Cup Sleeve

Sew a Cup Sleeve



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3-Hole Pamphlet Book

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Print a Lithophane​

Traditionally, a lithophane is an etched or molded artwork in very thin translucent porcelain that can only be seen clearly when back lit with a light source. It is a design or scene that appears "en grisaille" (in gray) tones.

The word "lithophane" derives from Greek "litho", which is from "lithos" which means stone or rock, and "phainein" meaning "to cause to appear" or "to cause to appear suddenly". From this is derived a meaning for lithophane of "light in stone" or to "appear in stone" as the three-dimensional image appears suddenly when lit with a back light source.

Lithophanes date back to the 1800s, when they were traditionally carved from wax, molded in plaster, then cast and fired in porcelain.

A 3D printer allows one to create a lithophane from almost any photograph using modern technology bringing the old and new together.  The 3D printer provides a level of precision in the thickness of the material being printed creating the translucence needed to allow light to shine through the material and achieve the many shades of gray needed to produce the image when backlit.


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