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Curry Public Library

Tech lab & makerspace

What is the Tech Lab and how is it used?

The tech lab at Curry Public Library is a space for imagineering, designing, conceptualizing, and light digital manufacturing. The tech lab features four light manufacturing tools including a laser cutter/engraver, 3D printer, 3D scanner, and a Cricut (vinyl and other materials) digital cutter. The lab is also supported by re-configurable work stations, in-floor and ceiling power, and laptop workstations with design and digital manufacturing software. The goal of the tech lab is to encourage and facilitate creative design and problem solving while teaching users how to go from an idea to practical working prototype. The tech lab coordinator is available by appointment to help you become comfortable and self-sufficient with using the four digital manufacturing tools or design software.

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September & October 2021 Hours

Tech Lab Drop-In Hours
Mondays: 10:00am-3:00pm
Wednesdays: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Saturdays: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Or contact the tech lab coordinator at techlab@cplib.net to schedule an appointment.

Tech Tools Identifier Guide

Tech Tools Spec Guides

Laser Cutter/ Engraver

Full Spectrum Muse Laser Cutter

45watt CO2 laser
Cutting space – 20″L x 12″W x 2″D (Max)
Materials Cut – Solid Wood (Hard & Soft), Plywood, Acrylic, HDPE, Fabrics, Leather
Materials Etching only – Glass, Painted Metals

Cost – $2 per hour

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3D Printer

FlashForge Creator Pro

Build Plate Dimensions – (227mm L) x (148mm W) x (150mm H)
Materials Printed – ABS, and PLA as well as other more specialized materials
Enclosed Build Plate area
Fan Cooled Nozzle
Up to 120* C heated build plate
Dual Extruders

Cost – 25 cents per meter

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3D Scanner

Shining 3D Scanner

Scanning volume (8″L) x (8″W) x (8″H)
Adjustable Resolution
Easy Export to 3D file formats

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Cricut

Cricut Maker

Cutting Space – (12″L) x (12″W)
Materials – Common materials stocked at the Library include – Vinyl, Decal Vinyl, Construction Paper, Sticker Paper (visit this link to see the entire list of materials that the Cricut will cut —> https://help.cricut.com/hc/en-us/articles/360009504773-Which-materials-can-I-cut-with-my-Cricut-Explore-and-Maker-machine-
Multiple cutting heads to cut different materials

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Lenovo Flex Laptops

10 laptops for in-lab work
Can be used as a typical laptop or a tablet
Has the Adobe Suite Software (Photoshop to Premiere Pro and After Effects)
3D Modeling Software
Digital Sketching/Painting possible with tablet pen

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Work Space

Six reconfigurable work tables
In-floor and ceiling hung power
Projector with HDMI ports for plug-and-play use
Inkjet Printer
Wi-Fi

Gaomon Digital Pen Tablet

A rounded surface is integrated in the design of pen tablet M106K PRO, which enables the tablet to better fit the palm shape. Besides, 254×158.8mm workspace not only brings users a large space to draw, but also a more immersive drawing experience. The tablet has 12 hard and 16 soft hotkeys that provides users an easier access to key combinations that help to realize various functions and streamline the workflow. 266 contact points between the nib and tablet are captured per second to render the lines you create, and therefore smooth drawing experience is ensured without occurrence of lagging and interruption.

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