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Technology Center

What we do

The Haddonfield Public Library Technology Center promotes innovation, ingenuity, and creativity through the exploration of new, and emerging technologies in an inclusive and collaborative environment for all library users.

OUR SERVICES

3D Printing

Laser Cutting

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 Graphic DESIGN

 Online Class

Online Learning

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Tech

Help

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Are you ready to use our tech center equipment on your own? Complete the Tech Center Challenge on Beanstack for the machine of your choice, including a one-on-one session with a member of the emerging technology staff, and you'll be certified! Patrons must be 13 years of age or older to be certified but younger patrons may use the machines with a certified guardian.

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Using Digital Gadget

Top Resources

01.

Thingiverse.com

Download 3D and laser designs free of charge.

02.

Instructables.com

A community of makers that share step-by-step instructions for projects ranging from cooking to circuitry. 

03.

Khan Academy

An online learning community for all ages with classes on computing, cybersecurity, digital modeling, algorithms, and more.

Tech

Helpers

45 Minute Appointments

 

Glowforge Pro

The Glowforge is a laser cutter that is compatible with wood, leather, felt, fabric, acrylic, paper, and more. Check out the introduction video at www.glowforge.com to see an example of the amazing projects you will be able to create.

Glowforge produces its own Proofgrade materials which are printer-ready and the easiest to use. You can purchase off-brand material but you will have to find the appropriate printer settings. The library has Proofgrade materials available for purchase.

Here are some material vendors. The library recommends Glowforge products.

https://shop.glowforge.com/ (wood, acrylic, leather)

https://smokeyhilldesigns.com (wood)

https://www.inventables.com/ (acrylic)

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Crowdsourced printer settings can be found at http://ow.ly/TGS150At9sN.

Inkscape is free vector graphic software that will allow you to create and customize files for the Glowforge.

 

Prusa

This award-winning, open-source 3D printer was built in-house and is ready for you to use! The printer's build volume is 9.84"×8.3"×8.3." You can use a range of filaments including PLA, PETG, ASA, ABS, PC (Polycarbonate), CPE, PVA/BVOH, PVB, HIPS, PP (Polypropylene), Flex, nGen, Nylon, Carbon filled, Woodfill, and other filled materials.

Learn more about the i3 MK3S+ here.

If you're not ready to design your own files, you'll find that the 3D printing community is happy to share designs freely.

Check out thingiverse.com and prusaprinters.org.

If you want to see how your file will print, download PrusaSlicer.

The library no longer charges for filament but we do accept donations. The donations will be used to purchase more materials and pay for routine maintenance of the machine.

 

Online Learning

Take advantage of these learning platforms from any location.

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Software

Adobe Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX, and more.  Library users have access to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more. Please email Cathy DeCampli prior to using the software so your account can be created.

 
 

STEM Education

Exploration doesn't stop at the library door. Check out our STEM and Citizen Science Kits and discover more about circuitry, art, tinkering, augmented reality, and more.

 

Get In Touch

Cathy DeCampli

Emerging Technology and Teen Services Librarian

cdecampli@haddonfieldlibrary.org

Andrea Elson

Emerging Technology Technician

aelson@haddonfieldlibrary.org