3D Printing

Dear Diary: Melrose Creative Expo in T-minus…

Dear Diary:

It’s almost here! The Melrose Creative Expo is only two more days, and we’re putting the final touches on everything.

Here’s our Program (click to enlarge):

We will also have a wide range of exhibitors present, some of whom represent the following organizations:

We’re so grateful to these organizations, as well as the ones not shown here, for committing to join us in connecting with our patrons.

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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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STEM Webinar

STEM is an important topic for parents, schools and libraries.  Technology and Education Staff members were recently pleased to be asked to contribute to a live webinar to discuss the ways we teach and promote STEM education for kids and teens at the Orange County Library System.  We were proud to talk about our kids and teen classes, since we offer an extensive array of fun, interactive classes and workshops throughout the summer.   We will be participants in an additional live webinar on Monday, October 28, 2013. 

Did you know that our STEM classes for kids and teens continue throughout the year?  This Saturday, October 26 at 10 am, we will hold a class for our Whiz Kids called Hack-a-tronics: 3D Printing.  Spaces are limited, so if you are interested, reserve a spot today!

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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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