The Cricut Maker is an electronic cutting machine that works with Cricut Design Space. The Cricut can cut up to 50+ materials- from velum, vinyl, cardstock, fabric, paper, and leather plus many more, making the Cricut more versatile than most cutters.
Design Space is a free online design software that allows you to create a personal account that you can design and have ready before you come to the library.
If you do need help with any of the process you can bring it in, and we will be happy to help you from start to finish.
The EggBot is a compact, easy to use open-source art robot that can draw on spherical or egg-shaped objects. Super adjustable; designed to draw on all kinds of things that are normally “impossible” to print on. Not just eggs but golf balls, light bulbs, mini pumpkins, and even things like wine glasses — with a bit of work.
Use it to personalize Christmas ornaments or impress your friends with masterpiece Easter eggs. The EggBot is not just a cool gadget; it’s also a great introduction to CNC (computer numerical control) and do-it-yourself robotics. All of the electronics and software are designed to be hackable and repurposable, so you could easily computer control an Etch-a-Sketch or create something totally new.
NextEngine 3D Scanner
The NextEngine Scanner is a desktop 3D scanner that uses an array of lasers to scan objects at resolutions of 0.005 inches. Because it uses lasers, this is an active data-capture method, as opposed to other 3D modeling techniques we use in the DiSCO, such as with Agisoft Photoscan or the Occipital 3D scanner for iPad. It is not always the quickest method, but if you need to create high-quality 3D models of real-world objects, this is a good tool. One of its uses in industry is for reverse-engineering; take something apart, scan the components, and reassemble them in CAD software like SolidWorks.
With this scanner, you’re able to create almost an exact duplicate of an object and send it directly to the 3D printer for duplication. The scanner has a flash and camera as well, so it collects 2D images to texture the 3D models it generates. It will output files to .stl, .obj, .vmrl, .xyz, and .ply file formats.
The 3Doodler is the world's first 3D printing pen, having quickly become Kickstarter's most popular 3D consumer printing device. Designed by WobbleWorks, Inc., an emerging consumer electronics and robotics company with big ideas, the 3Doodler has been created to be compact and easy to use; you simply plug the 3Doodler into a power socket and start drawing anything in 3D within minutes. Whether freestyle 3D sketching, or tracing shapes from templates to make larger architectural structures, anything is possible.