Innovation Station

 

innovation station

The Innovation Station is a dedicated space within the Library that fosters creativity, inspiration, collaboration and engagement. It is a hub where innovators, artists, musicians, creators and learners can express themselves.

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

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

 

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