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YouCreate Lab Open!

YouCreate Lab Open!

The YouCreate Lab is COMPLETELY OPEN – The 3D Printers (see video for the Ultimaker 2) and Macs are available for use. Now Available : Digital Media to check out (i.e., GoPro), Sound Booth and Video Recording Equipment.  
LittleBits Club - June 20, 2015

LittleBits Club – June 20, 2015

Join us to create anything imaginable with LittleBits DIY electronics. What will you make? A remote controlled rover? A robotic arm? An automated personal fan?  
LittleBits Club - June 27, 2015

LittleBits Club – June 27, 2015

LittleBits – 2 hour Creative Session with eager participants!  
3-D Printing Now Available

3-D Printing Now Available

The 3-D printer and digitizer are now ready for anyone to use. The Park City Library is so excited to offer this to our community. To use the 3-D printer you need to: Read the updated policy and fill out an agreement form. Have a certificate on file to confirm...
Adventures in 3D Printing Part VII

Adventures in 3D Printing Part VII

One of the things Jasmina and I really wanted to test was changing the filament midway through the print.  We selected A Better Dragon for this experiment.  This is quite a complex print and the creator of the design noted that it could fail even with supports (if you don’t have...
3D Printing in Action

3D Printing in Action

We get a lot of questions about the 3D printer like “what is it” or “how do you print in 3D.” So we thought we’d film a print for curious folks.  We selected the Knotwork Egg; it is a really cool design with a complete hollow interior and the exterior...
Adventures in 3-D Printing Part VI

Adventures in 3-D Printing Part VI

The MakerBot Replication (5th Generation) has the capability to connect to a wireless network. Additionally, there is the MakerBot mobile app that allows you to monitor and control your prints when connected to the same wireless network. We were very interested in testing this out because it would mean that...
Adventures in Digitizing Objects Part II

Adventures in Digitizing Objects Part II

For our next object, we selected something that had a little more detail. It was glow-in-the-dark glasses a prize from the youth summer reading program. Following the steps from before, we calibrated the digitizer and started our scan. To our dismay the scan failed! We did not take into consideration that the...
Adventures in Digitizing Objects Part I

Adventures in Digitizing Objects Part I

We were lucky enough to purchase a digitizer with our 3-D printer. Our first step was getting it set up. This required installing the MakerWare for Digitizer software, connecting the digitizer to the computer, and going through the initial set up process. It was fairly easy. All we had to...
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New Makerbot Printshop App! 3D print your own sketches!

Did you know? You can download the Makerbot Printshop to your ipad in order to turn sketches into printable .stl files. How to 3D print a sketch:   Download Makerbot Printshop from the app store. Create a free Makerbot account and login to the app. Draw on white paper with a thick, black marker. In...

How do I use a 3D printer?

For most YouCreate lab patrons, this is a two-part question.  Many of you wanting to try our 3D printers want to know if you need a library card, if it costs money, or if you can reserve a printer.  It can all seem very mysterious if you’ve never used one before.  Great news – all...

Digital Circuit Training is Back!

Back by popular demand… once a week digital circuit training has returned to its Monday 4:00 PM time slot!  This program is a great way to work on your digital fitness and get more comfortable with all things YouCreate.  Digital Circuit Training covers twenty minutes of video equipment training, twenty minutes of 3D printer training,...
Go Pro Scuba Mask Mount

Go Pro Scuba Mask Mount

Another wonderful printing project from one of our patrons. This is a scuba mask mount for a GoPro camera. 3D printers are great for printing small parts that are either unavailable for purchase or too expensive.
3-D Printed Cell Phone Case

3-D Printed Cell Phone Case

A lot of people want to try 3-D printing, but when actually confronted with the monstrous, weird-sounding machine, their minds go blank and they face the lesser-known cousin of writer’s block: 3-D printer’s block. Here’s an idea that one of our young patrons came up with this weekend – a cell phone case! Why not...
Adventures in 3-D Printing Part V

Adventures in 3-D Printing Part V

Jasmina and I decided to test the 3-D printer’s ability to print multiple objects at once and to see what would happen when a print job is paused.  We selected the “Gem-in-a-ring” as it fit our test requirements:  we could select different size rings to print at the same time and the projected needed to be paused in order...
Adventures in 3-D Printing Part IV

Adventures in 3-D Printing Part IV

The MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation) comes with an on-board camera, which allows you to take photos of your prints. The camera is accessible through the MakerBot Desktop and MakerBot Mobile apps, allowing you to monitor the progress of your prints (more about this in another post). Our first goal was to figure out how to...
Adventures in 3-D Printing Part III

Adventures in 3-D Printing Part III

Upon hearing RadioLab’s podcast on the Taung Child Skull, I knew Jasmina and I need to try it!  The skull would be our largest and longest print test to date:  an estimated 9 1/2 hours for 6″ x 4″ x 3-1/8″ skull using 108grams of filament.  That is, if it would work….   I began...
Adventures in 3-D Printing Part II

Adventures in 3-D Printing Part II

After getting our initial test print completed, Tegan and I wanted to test out the Makerbot desktop software. We downloaded a gnome from Thingiverse and attempted to print it using green PLA filament. This is where we ran into problems. We were unable to calibrate the build plate and unable to start the printing process....
Adventures in 3-D Printing Part I

Adventures in 3-D Printing Part I

We are so excited to offer 3-D printing to the Park City community. We have been working hard to get the MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation) and MakerBot Digitizer ready for our community. While we put the finishing touches on the policies and procedures, we wanted to share our experiences with you. Printing 3-D objects can...
Digitizing Slides

Digitizing Slides

Learn how to use our Powerslide Scanner to digitize your slides. Written instructions on scanning slides are also available.
After School Club's First Stop Animation Clip

After School Club’s First Stop Animation Clip

The After School Club has been experimenting with our digital media lab equipment and they’ve created a few stop animation clips. They hope you enjoy this first clip and please stay tuned for more!