INNOVATION LAB AT RICHMOND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Richmond Public Library’s new Innovation Lab is a digital lab and makerspace for children, teens, and adults. In it you will find tools and technology for learning, exploring, designing, creating, and innovating. Let your imagination run!
Using the Innovation Lab
The Innovation Lab is located at the Main Library.
Open Hours – The Innovation Lab is currently closed; however, you may submit your plans for 3D printing via our form. Please note:
- Users must submit a request form for using the 3D printer and agree to the Library’s 3D Printer Guidelines.
- Once the project is approved, users will be emailed with an estimated cost. The cost is .20 per gram. Richmond Public Library reserves the right to refuse a print.
- Once a cost is agreed upon, the appointment date and time will be confirmed via email.
The Innovation Lab offers a number of resources to help you explore, create, and innovate!
Adobe Creative Cloud
Use this collection of apps to and design tools for video, design, photograph, ane more! Reservations are required.
The Innovation Lab houses a LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer. At this time, the 3D printer is only available for use during 3D printing classes.
Our Matter and Form 3D Desktop Scanner captures high resolution scans. Import your scan into 3D design software to alter and transform your object. At this time, 3D printing from scans is only available for use during 3D scanning classes. Registrations are required.
Oculus Go VR Goggles
Experience virtual reality using one of our Oculus Go goggles. Play games, watch TV, meetup with friends, listen to music, and more! Recommended for ages 13+. Users are limited to a 30-minute period per day.
Cricut MakerⓇ Machine
The CricutⓇ Maker cuts hundreds of materials quickly and accurately. Download designs or create your own. If you have never used a CricutⓇ before, we recommend you attend one of our classes before using it during Open Lab. Makers must bring their own materials for personal projects outside of class time.
The Innovation Lab has several Janome Sew Mini machines for use. The Janome Mini features a top loading full rotary hook bobbin, 4-piece feed dog, two stitch types, and 5 width adjustments. Please bring your own materials for use.
LEGOⓇ Robotics Kits
Collaborate, build, and problem-solve with the LEGOⓇ Robotics kits. Use coding and engineering skills with these hands-on STEM kits. The Innovation Lab offers two types of LEGOⓇ kits. The LegoⓇ WeDo 2.0 kit is recommended for elementary students ages 7+. The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 is recommended for students in middle and high school. If you have no prior experience with the LegoⓇ Kits, we recommend you attend one of our classes before using the kits during Open Lab.