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Creation Zone Equipment

Details

Get access to the latest software to create files for 3D printing, laser cutting and more.

Model

Apple 27” iMac with Retina 5K Display

Installed Software

  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • Premier
    • and more!
  • Cura
  • Silverfast Scan
  • Cricut Design Space

Cost

There is no cost to use the iMac workstations or to access supplied design software.

Location & Access

This technology is located within the Glen Abbey Creation Zone. It is available for use during Creation Zone appointments, Open Studio, or Maker and Technology programs.

Details

Create 3D objects like toys, jewelry, replacement parts and so much more! Completion of the 3D
Print Certification
is mandatory prior to using the printer. Certification is available as an
interactive program or pre-recorded video on Youtube. Visit our 3D Printing page for further details.
 

Model

Ultimaker 2+

Specifications

  • Print head: Single extrusion
  • Build volume (XYZ): 223 x 223 x 205 mm (8.7 x 8.6 x 8 inches)
  • Connectivity: SD card
  • Slicing Software: Cura

File Types

STL or OBJ files to slice as G-Code in Cura.

Materials

Polylactic Acid (PLA) is a biodegradable thermoplastic derived from cornstarch. The library has a variety of colours to choose from. For the most up to date colour selection, please ask a Creation Specialist.

Cost

Print costs are calculated in 10 minute increments as follows:

00-10 minutes
10-20 minutes
20-30 minutes
30-40 minutes
40-50 minutes
50-60 minutes
$0.82
$1.65
$2.47
$3.30
$4.12
$4.95

Location & Access

Available within all branches and both Glen Abbey and Iroquois Ridge Creation Zones. Available for use during Creation Zone appointments, 3D Printing appointments, Open Studio, or Maker and Technology programs.

Details

Cut and engrave materials, like wood and acrylic, to create simple craft items or build components for large scale projects.
 

Model

Dremel Digilab LC40

Specifications

  • Laser: 40 watt CO2
  • Cut area: 12” x 20” max
  • Engrave Area: 18.4” x 12” max
  • Cut Depth: ¼” max
  • Engrave height: 1” max
  • Available Design software: Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Control Software: Accessed through a web browser in the Creation Zone

File Types

  • Cut files: SVG, PDF
  • Engrave Files: JPG, PNG, PDF
  • A PDF can cut and engrave using a single file

Safety Note

The laser cutter is only operable by OPL staff

Materials

1/8 inch baltic birch ply and clear acrylic are available for purchase. Outside materials must be approved by a Creation Specialist. Please refer to the list of acceptable materials.
 
 

Cost

¼” birch plywood $8
¼” clear acrylic $8

Location & Access

This technology is operated by Creation specialists only. It is available for use during Creation
Zone appointments, Open Studio, or Maker and Technology programs.

Details

With this computer-controlled machine you can cut and draw intricate designs on paper, vinyl, fabric, heat transfers and more.

Model

Cricut Maker

Specifications

  • Cut Depth: 3/32” max
  • Available Design software: Illustrator, Photoshop and Cricut Design Space
  • Available Cricut tools:
    • Pens (varying colours and thicknesses)
    • Fine point blade (for paper)
    • Rotary blade (for fabric)
    • Single and double scoring wheel
    • Weeding tools
    • Cutting mats (light, standard, and fabric grip)

File Types

SVG, DXF, JPG, GIF, PNG and BMP.

Materials

We have a selection of coloured cardstock, vinyl and heat transfer paper available for purchase. However you can bring your own materials as long as they are compatible with our machine. Here is a list of accepted materials.

Material Cost

Paper $1 per sheet 
Vinyl $1 per sheet 

Location & Access

This technology is located at Glen Abbey and Iroquois Ridge Creation Zones. They are available for use during
Creation Zone appointments, Open Studio, or Maker and Technology programs.

Details

Convert your printed photos, film or artwork into high quality digital files.

Model

Epson Perfection V800

Specifications

  • Resolution (Prints): 4800 dpi max
  • Resolution (Film): 6400 dpi max
  • Scan area: 8.5" x 11.7"
  • Colour Bit Depth: 48 Bits
  • Available film trays
    • 35mm
    • 2x2” mounted positive slides
    • 120/220 medium format
    • 4x5” large format
  • Available software:Silverfast and Epson Scan 2

Cost

There is no cost to use the scanner.

Location & Access

This technology is located within the Glen Abbey Creation Zone. It is available for use during Creation Zone appointments, Open Studio, or Maker and Technology programs.

Details

Use this machine to trim and overlock fabric edges, for fast and professional seams on your sewing projects.

Model

Janome Pro 4DX

Safety Note

Customers must provide protective eyewear when using the machine.

Specifications

  • Needles: 2
  • Threads: 2, 3 or 4

Materials

White cotton thread is available for use on our machine. You can bring in your own thread if other colours are needed.

Cost

There is no cost to use the serger.
 

Location & Access

This technology is located within the Glen Abbey Creation Zone. It is available for use during Creation Zone appointments, Open Studio, or Maker and Technology programs.

Details

Transfer VHS tapes to digital files.

Model

Toshiba DVR620

Specifications

  • Recording Format: -R/-RW, +R/+RW
  • Playback: MP3, VCD, JPEG
  • Adapters: VHS-C

Cost

There is no cost to use the VHS to DVD converter
 

Location & Access

This technology is located within the Glen Abbey Creation Zone. It is available for use during Creation Zone appointments, Open Studio, or Maker and Technology programs.

Details

Print large professional photos, digital artwork or reproductions with this high resolution inkjet printer.

Model

Epson SureColor P800

Materials

 A limited selection of photo paper is available for purchase, however you may bring your own.

Specifications

  • Resolution: 2880 x 1440 dpi max
  • Printable Area:
    • Maximum sheet size: 17" x 22"
    • Minimum sheet size: 3.5" x 5"
    • Rolls: 17" x 129" max
  • Ink Type: 9 Pigment-based colours
  • Recommended print resolution: 150 - 300 dpi.
Note: If your file doesn’t have enough resolution the print will be pixelated.

Cost

8 ½” x 11” Glossy Paper $2.00 per sheet
13” x 19” Glossy Paper $5.00 per sheet

Location & Access

This technology is located within the Glen Abbey Creation Zone. It is available for use during Creation Zone appointments, Open Studio, or Maker and Technology programs.

Details

This machine is loaded with features great for various sewing applications including quilting, home decor, basic sewing and household repairs.

Model

Janome HD-5000

Safety Note

Customers must provide protective eyewear when using the machine

Materials

Customers must supply their own fabric and while we recommend bringing in your own thread, the library has a limited selection available for purchase.

Cost

There is no cost to use the sewing machine.
 
Thread $3.00 per spool
Bobbins $1 each

Location & Access

This technology is located within the Glen Abbey Creation Zone. It is available for use during Creation Zone appointments, Open Studio, or Maker and Technology programs.

Details

Create custom buttons for any event, from weddings to school dances or even promotional giveaways for small businesses.
 

Model

Tecre 200, 2” Round

Specifications

  • Use this template to design your buttons
  • Designs can be printed at the library or created by hand
  • Available Design software: Photoshop

Cost

Pin Buttons 60¢ each
Magnetic Buttons $1 each

Location & Access

This technology is located within the Glen Abbey and Iroqious Ridge Creation Zones. It is available for use during Creation Zone appointments, Open Studio, or Maker and Technology programs.

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