Invention & Prototyping


Project Ideas

  • Do you have an idea for a product? Design it and print a prototype with one of our 3D printers.
  • Design a website for yourself, your business or organization - even if you know nothing about HTML coding.
  • Design and create your own fashion - with built in electronics!
  • Use our electronics gear to prototype and test out circuits.
  • Use our sculpting kits to bring your ideas to life - then digitize them.

Check out our Pinterest board for more ideas and tutorials

Sample of library programs

  • Soldering 101
  • Vex Robotics

Classes Offered - examples

Other Instruction and Tutorials

Equipment Available

Electronics:

  • Soldering Iron
  • Multimeters
  • Analog Oscilloscope
  • Digital Osccilloscope
  • Electronics Screwdriver Kit
  • Wire Strippers
  • Wire Clippers
  • Breadboard
  • Arduino Prototyping Kit
  • Multiple Sensor Kit
  • Helping Hand Magnifier
  • 0-30v Power Supply
  • Anti-static Mat
  • Conductive Thread
  • Various Components

3d Printing and Prototyping:

  • PLA Filaments - multiple colors ($.05 per gram)
  • Sculpt-It™ Clay
  • Monster™ Modeling Clay
  • Sculpting Toolkits
  • Print Clean-up Knives
  • Legos
  • Matter and Form™ 3d Scanner
  • PrintrBot 3d Printers (prints up to 4x4x6)
  • Rostock Max v2 3 Printer (prints up to 11x11x15)

Software Available

  • AutoDesk Fusion 360 - Design, test, and fabricate in a single tool - Learn more
  • Autodesk Meshmixer - clean up a 3D scan, do some 3D printing, or design an object - Learn more
  • Cura 3D Printing Slicing Software - Cura prepares your model for 3D printing - Learn more
  • Blender - Open source 3D graphics and animation software - Learn more