Hack LAB

Located at the library's Lakeshore Branch, the Hack LAB gives you access to 3D printing, vinyl cutting, lasering and more.  Curious about why the library is getting into hacking?

Makerspace Movement
Laser cutting at ideaLAB

Makerspaces and Maker education has taken hold in the Library world. Innisfil is a leading the way incorporating programs and services with connections to science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math to support STEAM education theories. Innisfil along with other libraries are providing the equipment and space for customers to explore, connect, create and learn together in one space a ‘Community Hub’. Check out this article entitled...

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Come to the Lab and your Valentine's Dreams Will Come True!
Laser cut valentine card

Do you have your Valentines ready to give out this weekend? Why not drop into the ideaLAB and make your own this year? There are oodles of options for you. You can laser cut your designs into paper for ornate and beautiful cards, or on wood or plastic to give your valentine a functional but sweet heart-covered coaster or keychain this year. 

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Space Glasses

The Meta Space Glasses Developer Kit is the first commercial release of a new kind of computer interface called Augmented Reality. Unlike the Oculus's virtual reality, Augmented Reality devices do not block out the world around you. Spencer, a local Innisfil resident came to the ideaLAB to share abit about his Space Glasses and what they can do.

"The Meta Space Glasses use depth-sensing cameras to capture your gestures and detect the world around you and actually overlay interactive...

Introducing the Thermal Printing Calculator
The Thermal Printing Calculator

Here at the ideaLAB, helping a patron to complete an interesting project on the laser or vinyl cutter is usually a lot of fun. At the end of the interaction though, there was one little boring part of the process: calculating how much to charge for the materials used. So, in order to make this part a bit more interesting, and to make the calculations easier for everyone, we have developed the Thermal Printing Price Calculator. 

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Once Upon a Time, There Was a Scarf
Two laser cut scarves

Fashionistas know that laser cut fabrics are all over runways this year, and now they’re here in Innisfil! In a previous post, I mentioned how great the laser cutter slices through polyester felt. So naturally, I had to find out what else is made of polyester, and I came up with polar fleece. It is 100% polyester, and can be used for many different things. Being cold and snowy, I decided to make a scarf or two.

As always, I used InkScape to create...

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