From the Harford County Public Library:
The Innovation Lab, Harford County Public Library’s digital media lab, has welcomed over 35,000 visitors since its opening in January 2015. Housed in the Abingdon Library, the Lab offers customers access to Apple iMac desktop computers, 3D printers, professional green screen, studio light box, studio-quality microphone, HD camera/camcorder, stereo headphones and flat-screen television.
Since the Lab’s opening customers have been streaming in to work on projects of all kinds from printing figurines for fun, to creating replacement parts for items they own including a cartridge to fit in a customer’s video game system! Local school and Scout groups have experienced the excitement of the Lab with regular visits. Recently a group of Junior Solar Sprint competitors used the Lab to learn how to build a solar car!
“The Innovation Lab continues to inform and inspire the next generation of Harford County innovation,” commented Mary Hastler, CEO, Harford County Public Library. “Customers can create and print complex and beautiful objects with the Lab’s software and 3D Printers, swim with dolphins via the magic of the green screen and make their vision reality through video shooting and editing.”
The Library continually offers classes and several individuals volunteer at the Lab helping others with designing, printing and working with the 3D printers.
Harford County Public Library was awarded Innovator of the Year from The Daily Record in August 2015 for the Innovation Lab.