Tech Studio MakerSpace

Tech Studio will be temporarily closed until further notice.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you for your understanding and for your continued support.


Join us in Tech Studio, Vail Public Library’s very own MakerSpace!  Located on the lower level of the library (across from the elevator), our Tech Studio is a true creation station for all ages, abilities, and interests.  Explore, create, collaborate, and invent in a safe and supportive environment!

You can also send an email to libinfo@vail.gov, to request assistance with a specific program or service.

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AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY

Meta Quest 2

Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset

Enjoy advanced all-in-one VR with just a headset and controllers. The headset tracks the movement of both your head and body, then translates them into VR with realistic precision. No external sensors are required. Meta Quest 2 Touch controllers have been upgraded with improved ergonomics. A new thumb rest adds stability when needed.

Discover new adventures, master epic challenges, or revisit classic moments in your favorite all-in-one games, shows and experiences.

 

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3D Printing with:

Lulzbot minis (2 available)

The Lulzbot mini is a favorite of 3D Hubs, Make Magazine and almost every patron who gives them a try!  In fact, as an advocate for open-sourcing, the company behind these printers has made all of the software source code, plans, and material lists for these printers available online, for free.  So if you enjoy tinkering, this is the printer for you!

 

Specifications:

  • Build Volume: 152mm x 152mm x 158mm (6in x 6in x 6.2in)
  • Self Leveling & Nozzle Self Cleaning
  • Tetherless Printing via LCD & SD Card
  • Requires USB connection to a computer

Slicing Software:

Cura LulzBot Edition is a Free Software program that both prepares your files for printing (by converting your model into GCODE), and also allows you to control the operation of your LulzBot 3D printer.

And for those who just want to play… you can select something from the Thingiverse collection of “ready to print” objects or build your own STL file using a fun and friendly (free) program like TinkerCad, BlocksCAD, or SketchUp.  We encourage original designs and would love to help you create something wonderful!

During Tech Studio hours we do limit print job length to 30 minutes or less and these small prints are done for free.  For longer prints, please call to discuss hours and costs as we do charge 5 cents/gram for the filament used in larger prints.

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xTool D1 Pro 10W

Accuracy Diode DIY Laser Engraving & Cutting Machine

𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝟏𝟎𝐖 𝐃𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐋𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐫 𝐎𝐮𝐭𝐩𝐮𝐭: The xTool D1 Pro laser engraver has 60w machine power and 10w output power. Combining 2 laser beams into 1, xTool D1 Pro laser engraving machine is capable of cutting a 10mm wood board and a 5mm black acrylic board in ONE PASS, at a speed of up to 240000mm/m.

Specifications:

  • Machine Power: 60W
  • Laser Electric Power: 40W
  • Laser Module Output Power: 10W
  • Laser Spot: 0.08*0.06 mm
  • Routing Speed: 400 mm/s
  • Working Area: 430*400 mm(16.93*15.75 in)
  • Max. Workpiece Height: 50 mm (2 in)
  • Max. Workpiece Height with X risers: 50mm+X*45mm(each set riser height column
  • Control Software: xTool Creative Space / LightBurn
  • File Type(s): SVG/DXF/JPG/JPEG/PNG/BMP/TIF/CR2, etc.
  • More specifications here

Print Materials:

Unfinished wood chips size:150mm(L)×100mm(W)×1.5mm in thickness, Thin wood sheets can be cut by laser and utility knife. Enough to stand alone with light sanding, glazing, or dyeing

 


Need a little One-on-One Tech Support? 

Book an appointment to get one-on-one tech help!  Please visit the Service Desk or call 970-479-2187 for assistance.

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Setting up an email account
  • Overdrive ebook and audiobook downloads
  • Microsoft Office

PLEASE NOTE- We do not troubleshoot or fix broken devices, and we will not replace parts on your device.