Welcome to the Black & Veatch MakerSpace at Central Resource Library!
The MakerSpace is made possible with generous donations by Black & Veatch.


Learn about and reserve MakerSpace equipment! We've got the info to help you make.

Project Photos

Check Out the Makerspace

Video provided courtesy of Virtutecture and the architects The Clark Enersen Partners.


Meet Your New Maker-in-Residence

Every Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. this Fall, meet Dave in the MakerSpace and see what he’s making

Dave Cedillo Jr. is an artist who looks for sights and sounds that are cool and weird, and ways to bring them together. If “cool” and “weird” were the names of two tribes at war, Dave would be a peacemaker working toward a resolution . . . or at least an uneasy truce. His current project, The Talk and Listen Teeter-Totter, will use seesaws as communication models for people with polar opposite views.

In 2014, he received a Rocket Grants award for Beep Goes The Weasel. “This project turns fruits and vegetables into musical instruments and invites audience members to play.”

The Black & Veatch MakerSpace at Johnson County Library is where Library patrons can meet up with the brightest minds of the maker movement. The Maker-in-Residence program, which offers a four-month residency to a local Maker of note, is made possible through a grant by Black & Veatch.