Innovation Stations

 

innovation station

The Innovation Stations are dedicated spaces within the Library that foster creativity, inspiration, collaboration and engagement. They provide tools for innovators, artists, musicians, creators and learners to express themselves.

The Innovation Stations provide free access to a 3D printing and scanning section, recording studio and videography/photography room with equipment for digital design, musical instruments and recording equipment, virtual reality accessories, do-it-yourself (DIY) electronics, and other makerspaces. 

Come to our Innovation Stations to learn about new technologies and bring your creative ideas to life! To book an Innovation Station or if you have any questions, write to us at: [email protected].qa 

 

3D Printing

3 D printingEquipment:

  • Ultimaker 3- 3D printer
  • Ultimaker +
  • da Vinci 3D printing pen
  • Digitizer desktop 3D scanner

Software:

  • OpenScad
  • Sketch Up
  • MakerWare 123Design

 

Videography, Photography and Design

photographyEquipment:

  • 27’’ iMac workstations
  • Canon VIXIA HF R6000 full HD camcorder
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR camera
  • Canon Power Shot SX 710 HS digital camera
  • Kodak Pix Pro SP 360 camera
  • Reflector panels

 

photgraphy-videographySoftware:

  • Camtasia Studio
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Creative Suite

 

Audio Editing

Equipment:

  • 27” iMac and PC workstations
  • Apogee Quartet audio interface
  • Zoom H2n Handy Recorder
  • Polsen OLM- 20 dual omnidirectional lavalier microphone

Software:

  • FL Software
  • DJ RecordBox
  • Sibelius 8

Courses and Activities

3d printing courseThe Innovation Station offers a wide variety of courses to get you started on your creative ideas and projects. Frequency, dates and times vary, so follow the Library’s calendar for updates. 

3D Printing:

  • Introduction to 3D Printing Software: This course offers tips and tricks on how to use 3D printing software properly and how to prepare your 3D file for printing
  • 3D Design for Adults

activitiesVideography/Photography/Design:

  • Introduction to Digital Design
  • Photoshop for Beginners
  • Advanced Photoshop
  • Introduction to Video Editing Workshop
  • Green Screen for Beginners
  • Intro to Digital Photography
  • Intro to Virtual Reality: Experience virtual reality in a simple, fun and affordable way
  • RASPBERRY PI 3: Learn basic coding and how to turn equipment and materials into a gaming console

 

Other Activities:

  • Lego Challenge: Calling all Lego lovers! Come create, build and show off your skills by building an inspirational concept. We will provide a new challenge every time.
  • STEM Academy: Are you interested in finding out what Arduinos and Makey Makey are? Come learn how these electronics can change your life.

Music Studio

music-station

In the Innovation Station music studio, you can record professional-quality music audio and video. The studio is equipped with the following musical instruments and production software and equipment:

Musical instruments:

  • 3 portable keyboards (Yamaha PSR-E443)
  • 1 acoustic guitar (Yamaha CPX700II)
  • 1 electric guitar (Yamaha RSP20CR Rusty Rat)
  • 1 bass guitar (Yamaha BBNE2)
  • 1 silent guitar (Yamaha SLG200N)
  • Effects pedals and processors
  • 1 electronic drum kit (Yamaha DTP582)
  • 1 violin (Yamaha Standard Model AV5, size 4/4)
  • 1 silent electric violin (Yamaha SV-130)
  • 10 ukuleles (Rogue)
  • 3 ouds
  • 7 neys
  • 1 darbuka
  • A selection of supplies such as music stands, cables, headphones and more

Music production software:

  • Ableton Live 9
  • Sibelius 8
  • A selection of iTunes apps for music production, such as GarageBand, JamUp Pro, BeatMaker 2 and Audiobus

Music production equipment:

  • Behringer Q802USB 8-channel mixer
  • FX2000 eff­ects processor
  • Ableton Push 2
  • IK Multimedia iRig Keys Pro full-sized 37-key MIDI controller
  • Novation Launchkey Mini 25-Note USB keyboard controller
  • CAD U37 USB studio condenser recording microphone
  • Behringer XM8500 dynamic cardioid vocal microphone
  • Pioneer XDJ-RX Rekordbox DJ system
  • Singtrix Party Bundle home karaoke system

Other Equipment

Additional equipment that will be available in the Innovation Station includes:

  • Makey Makey kit
  • Arduino Ultimate Starter
  • Raspberry PI 3
  • Google Cardboard
  • Ozzobots kit
  • Chibitronics Light Circuit Stickers STEM Starter Kit
  • Snap Circuit Extreme Electronics Training Program