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Last Updated: Aug 22, 2014 URL: http://libguides.newcanaanlibrary.org/makerlab Print Guide
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MakerLab?

 

Our MakerLab is a space where people can connect and create; it's a place for peer learning and knowledge sharing.

 

Print Resources

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The Makerspace Workbench - Adam Kemp
ISBN: 9781449355678
Publication Date: 2013-09-24

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3D Printing for Dummies - Kalani Kirk Hausman
ISBN: 9781118660751
Publication Date: 2013-12-23

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3D Printing - Terence O'Neill; Josh Williams
ISBN: 9781624311383
Publication Date: 2013-08-01

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Make - 3D Printing - Anna Kaziunas France (Editor)
ISBN: 9781457182938
Publication Date: 2013-12-10

 

Help Support Our Makerspace Effort

 

Summer Reading 2014

 

3D Printing Services

What is a 3D printer?
A 3D printer uses melted plastic to produce objects designed on a computer. Learn more about 3D printing.

 

What model 3D printer does the Library offer?
Thanks to an anonymous private donation, the Library has a Makerbot Replicator 2X  and a MakerBot Replicator Mini available to the public. The Replicator 2X has dual extruders which makes it capable to print in two colors. The 2X is optimized for working with ABS filament. The Mini prints in one color, uses PLA filament and has a smaller build plate. The Mini requires less setup and is ideal for the beginner.

 

How do I get to use the 3D printer?
At this time the Library has only one 3D printer. Anyone wishing to use the printer must first attend a 3D certification class and submit a signed liability form. Classes run 30-45 minutes and provide a basic introduction in setting up the printer and getting started with 3D printing. Please check the column to the left to see when classes are being offered and register online. Classes are free, but limited to 12 people.

After completing the training class, you may schedule a 2-hour session to use the printer. Please call the Infomation Desk @ 203-594-5003 to schedule  time. Please try to book at least 48 hours in advance. Please be sure to read our 3D policy below and download, sign and return our liability form.

 

3D Printer Policy & Liability Forms

 

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers  who are interested in donating their time and talent by helping  train new users on the 3D printer. If you are interested, please email Cheryl Capitani , Teen Services Librarian, or call 203-594-5022. Students are welcomed!

 

MakerBot Replicator 2X

Check out this YouTube video showing the features of the MakerBot Replicator 2X.

 

MakerBot Replicator Mini

Learn more about the MakerBot Replicator Mini

 

Technology@NCL

Lots of interest surrounding  the LIbrary's MakerLab booth during
Tech Night at the New Canaan High School

3D Printing in the News


Doctors Use 3D Printing To Help A Baby Breathe

Smithsonian X 3D

The dual extruders on the MakerBot Replicator 2X was used to create this multi-color bracelet

      

    Contact Information

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    Digital Services Department
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    Jeff Zaino, Dept. Head
    Laura Miller, Digital Services Librarian
    Judy Sgammato, Technology Assistant
    Rod Van Loan, Technology Assistant
    Phone: 203-594-5010
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    Technology
     

    MakerLab Workshops

       

      Hardware | Software

      Our MakerSpace is currently equipment with the following hardware and software:

      HARDWARE:
      (2) 23" Touchscreen All-in-One PCs
      with windows 8.1
      (1)  MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D Printer
      ABS Filament Colors: Blue, Red, Black, Orange, Yellow, Green, Glow in the Dark
      (1) MakerBot Replicator Mini
      PLA Filament Colors: Natural, Orange, Black, Red, Yellow, Cool Gray, White, True Green, Warm Gray, Purple

      SOFTWARE:
      3D Modeling
      Blender
      Sketchup

      3D Printer
      Makerware
      Slic3r

      Video Editing
      TBA

      Audio Production
      TBA

       

      Video Dubbing Station

      We have two VHS dubbing stations where you can convert your old VHS tapes to CD format. You can schedule time to use the dubbing station by contacting the Information Desk at 203-594-5010.

       

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