19 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from everyone at the Orange County Library System.  To celebrate the season, create a snowman at our Winter Holidays Virtual Gallery.  Explore eBook titles to download using Overdrive and Freading.  Check out our downloadable music collection at Freegal and find suggestions for some cool apps to help you keep track of your holiday shopping!

Keep reading our blog for news about our 2013 workshops in 3D printing and Snap Circuits electronics—coming soon.  Happy Holidays!

13 December 2012 ~ 2 Comments

The Replicator 2 has Arrived!

This week, library staff members were excited to unpack and set the MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer to work.  Made in Brooklyn, NY, the Replicator 2 prints 3D objects designed in CAD software.  It has a build volume of 410 cubic inches and completes 3D objects by layering PLA filament at temperatures of up to 240◦C.  Staff members made this awesome bracelet in just 12 minutes.  You can also download and build items from the Thingiverse website, or design your very own!

So, what will you design on our 3D printer?  Watch this space for 3D designing and printing workshops—coming soon–at the Orlando Public Library.