The Ting Makerspace opened in 2016 as part of the Ting/Westminster City fiber network project to support the maker community until Carroll County Public Library's Exploration Commons was built. The Ting Makerspace officially merged with Exploration Commons on July 1, 2020 and will operate as the preview space for the Exploration Commons' Makerspace until it opens in 2021. The Exploration Commons Preview Makerspace will continue to serve the maker community and provide access to select equipment and resources during the construction of Exploration Commons.
Jon Jopse, formerly of the Ting Makerspace, has joined the CCPL staff and will continue to operate the preview space. Jon brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the makerspace, which will be integral to the success of Exploration Commons.
The Exploration Commons Preview Makerspace is located at the former Ting Makerspace, 15 East Main Street, Suite 100, Winchester Exchange Building, Westminster, MD 21157.
Contact us online or by calling 443-821-7033.
Due to COVID-19, the space is currently closed. When we are able to reopen, we will do so by appointment only between the hours of 10 AM and 6 PM, Monday - Friday. Stay tuned for reopening and reservation information.
Project and Design Consultation: Get help with digital design and project specifics.
Equipment Tutorials: Receive hands-on training on the various tools and equipment.
Technical Skill Building: Explore new technology and available learning opportunities.
Open Make Session: Bring your own project and use our space as a resource.
Access to the Makerspace is free, though there will be costs charged for material or consumables.
3D printing pricing is based on the weight of the object in grams at a cost of $.25 per gram, rounded up to the nearest gram, plus tax. Staff will provide an estimated cost upon file submission and will weigh the final print to determine final cost.