14 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Update from Behind the Walls

Melrose Floor Plan

In anticipation of the grand opening of our new Center, take a look at the latest floor plan and imagine what you will do when the center opens. Perhaps you will create and edit your movie in the video studio and editing booths, or record your music in the audio studio. Maybe you will use the green screen in the photography studio and create compelling images using the Adobe Creative Suite software. Collaboration stations will make it easy to work together on group projects and for businesses, you get to enjoy the convenience of our state-of-the-art conference room.

Coming February 2014 @ the Orlando Public Library.

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31 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Are you ready for the holidays?

At the Orlando Public Library we can say, “We are!” Or at least, we will be after attending this Saturday’s class, Design and Print Your Own Customer Cookie Cutters. It is wonderful to bake cookies for family and friends, but imagine the awesomeness of baking cookies using the cookie cutter you designed and printed. This class will have a drawing and the lucky winner can return to pick up their cookie cutter prototype printed by the library for free. So join us here at the Orlando Public Library on this Saturday, November 2 at 10 am and perhaps you will be the lucky winner!


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17 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Media Visits

Technology and Education staff members have recently been excited to host visits from local media interested in the progress of the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center.  We were delighted to have journalists from the Orlando Sentinel visit and write an article about the Melrose Center and the Orlando Public Library in general.  A TV crew from the Orlando Telemundo Broadcasting Company got a firsthand look at the Center in its development stages and was given a run through of the Fab Lab technology behind the scenes.  Take a look at our “celebrity” staff members and newest board member Hernan Tagliani, as they publicize the Melrose Center and our anticipated opening.

And don’t forget to keep watching the blog for further details about the Melrose Center and technology classes at the Orlando Public Library.


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10 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Orlando Mini Maker Faire

Orlando Mini Maker-Faire at OSC

Staff visited the Orlando Mini Maker Faire at the Orlando Science Center this past weekend.  The MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer drew the crowd to our table.  Many were excited to hear about the 3D Design and Printing classes, including our newest offering which is perfect for makers and  bakers; Design and Print Your Own Custom Cookie Cutter.  This class will be offered on November 2 at 10 am, November 10 at 2pm and November 23 at 10 am.

Many were also interested in the Snap Circuits, basic electronics kits and plan to attend the classes. Introduction to Radio Electronics using Snap Circuits will be held on November 9 at 10 am and November 24 at 3.30 pm.  Checkout our newest electronics class in November, Introduction to Electronics Prototyping using the Arduino.  Reserve your spot for November 9 at 11.30 or November 24 at 3.30 pm.

We are looking forward to seeing you in class!


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26 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

CubeX™ 3D Printer visits the Florida Blog and Social Media Conference

Library staff accompanied the CubeX™ 3D printer on its first public outing this past weekend.  We attended the Florida Blog and Social Media Conference at Full Sail University to feature our CubeX™  3D Printer, which created lots of interest.  As the 3D printer captured passerby’s attention, we spoke with bloggers and social media attendees from around the state.  Many were excited to hear about the new Melrose Center, which includes a recording studio, film studio, photography studio, Fab Lab and simulation lab.  We  spoke about library technology classes including 3D design, K’NEX™ engineering, electronics and the Adobe® Master Collection® CS6 .  We also had a sneak peek through a pair of Google Glasses from one of the bloggers in attendance.

If you are interested in exploring the world of 3D design, join us on Friday, September 27 at 10 am for 3D Design and Printing Level 1 and at 11.30 am for 3D Design and Printing Level 2 classes.  We are in the initial stages of developing our 3D printing services and would love to know what you would like to print on a 3D printer.

Continue to watch the blog for further updates on the Melrose Center.

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