VIDEO: Wood County Library 3D Printer - Sentinel-Tribune: Multimedia

VIDEO: Wood County Library 3D Printer

Technology is sprouting at the Wood County District Public Library.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy the blooms, but be patient with the gardeners who are tending to the new technology.

Michele Raine, assistant director, adult services, told the library board of trustees during their meeting last week that a new Sprout technology station is up and running near the new meeting room upstairs. However, she said, the staff is still learning how to operate it.

Director Michael Penrod said the new technology is sold as a “makerspace in a box.”

“There’s so much here, we can’t hold on to it until the staff figures it out,” he said.

In the meantime, anyone is welcome to print in 3-D, make origami and produce movies.

The Sprout station, which cost $2,699, includes the software TinkerCAD and Mesh Mixer, which is computer-aided design for 3-D modeling. It also has the applications origami tutorial, tracing/projector tool, Video Capture, Story Producer and stop-motion animation.

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