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Innovation Lab Workstations

Workstations in the Innovation Lab consists of a Woodworking area, Cricut cutting area, Soldering area and Sewing area.

Welcome to Innovation Lab

The Innovation Lab, located on the main floor of duPont-Ball Library, has workstations that can expand your creative abilities. This guide includes an overview of the equipment, provides an intro in the equipment's use, and general practices in setting up your project.

Note: There is a safety waiver that you will need to sign for general safety guidelines governing the entire lab.

Below is a map showing the workstation layout of the Innovation Lab.

Cricut Cutting Workstation

The Cricut workstation is located right inside the lobby area when you first enter the Innovation Lab.

Cut, write, and score on over 60 materials with absolute precision while using a variety in pen styles, colors, and cutting blades. Using the Cricut Design Space software you can create cards, seasonal and home décor, gifts and more with just a click.

All you need to do is provide the base material. All other tools are provided.

Head over to our tutorials to learn how to operate the software and hardware!

 

Sewing/Embroidery Workstation

The Sewing/Embroidery workstation is located right inside the lobby area when you first enter the Innovation Lab on the right.

Feel free to come in and use our digital sewing machine to make a wide range of items, from clothing all the way to quilts. Because our machine is digitized, you can either use our software to transfer a pattern or choose preloaded imagery and let the machine do the work for you!

All you need to do is provide the base material. All other tools are provided.

Head over to our tutorials to learn how to operate the software and hardware!

3D Printing Workstation

The 3D Printing workstation is located further into the lab area to the right of the lobby. You will see the computer setup pictured below. These are the 2 workstations that house the creative and slicer software meant to help get 3D objects either created and/or printed.

 

Here is a view of the printers available to be used in conjunction with these 2 workstations.

 

You do not have to supply the filament for these machines thanks to an endowment that takes care of that cost. Come up with something innovative and you can create it for free.

Head over to our tutorials to learn how to operate the software and hardware!

Game Creation Workstation

In order to develop programs for XR headsets, you must have a powerful computer with up-to-date graphics capabilities. To accommodate this and other game creation, we have an Alienware computer with a powerful 3D graphics card. Multiple programs for Game Creation are installed.

If you want more info on VR capable software and gaming engines, please visit our Libguides.

Conversion Workstation

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