Brownsburg Public Library has an array of technology available in the Create Train Learn (CTL) Lab, including 3D printers. 3D printers allow you to create a digital design file and then print a 3D version of your creation.
The library offers monthly workshops for 3D printer certification. The next workshop will be held on Saturday, August 29th, 2015. Workshop participants will learn how to scan, download, and even create digital files that can be printed via the 3D printers at Brownsburg Public Library. This 5 hour workshop provides patrons with the knowledge and required certification to prepare digital files and safely operate the 3D printers. The workshop is designed for beginner with little to no CAD experience. An Advanced 3D design workshop for those with more CAD experience is in the works.
Brownsburg Public Library’s CTL lab is available to adults, high school students, middle school students, and even elementary school students with an adult present. Children age 7 or younger are not allowed in the lab without the permission of a library staff member. The library recommends that patrons make reservations to use the lab here.
The CTL has 8 stations as well as a studio. Each station is limited to 3 people and the studio can have a maximum of 10 people in the room. To access the room, you must have a valid library card to check out the key to the room. You will be asked to leave your driver’s license or school ID card at the Customer Service Desk in order to get the key to the CTL.
In addition to the 3D printers, the following technology is available to Brownsburg Public Library patrons in the CTL lab:
- Video Capture: Convert and preserve VHS or 8mm tapes into a digital recording.
- Picture Scanners: Kodak picture scanner allows for quick photo scanning. Bring a USB to save the files.
- Studio 450: Use your camera or borrow the library’s to create your own video with the studio’s green screen, lighting technology, and Yeti microphones.
- Movie Editing: Create and edit movies using an iMAC and iMovie technology.
The library also has a 35mm slide scanner and DVD duplicator/cassette copier station available in the public computer lab on the main floor.