Creation Stations

Richmond Public Library’s Launchpad offers Creation Stations that bring your ideas to life via 3D printing, and digitally preserving your precious memories with our scanners and digitization equipment. Our space is open to all skill levels.
Have you ever wanted to replace a broken part, customize your own cookie cutters, or design your initial prototype? The RPL Launchpad has four MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printers. If it’s your first time, be sure to get certified through our group 3D Printer Orientation . If you have completed the certification orientation, you can drop in to use the 3D printers..

All 3D print jobs must be completed during library hours . Printers will not be left running after hours. Stations may be unavailable during programs and special events at the library.

Please speak with a library staff member or view our 3D Printer FAQ page for more info.
Come by the Launchpad and learn how you can digitize and convert your cassettes, VHS and records into digital collections using the Launchpad’s digitization equipment. Preserve and back up memories to digital formats making them easy to share and edit. Learn how to use the Digitization Station through our group sessions, and use our Creation Stations to edit your digital files.

Use of the Digitization Station is on a drop in basis, permissible by staff. Please speak to a staff member for equipment and access to the computers.
Have photos you wish to scan and digitize? Our Epson Flatbed Scanners can also scan slides & negatives. Scanning is free. Just bring your own portable storage device (i.e., USB Drive or SD card). Learn how to use the Scanner Stations through our group sessions.

Use of the scanners are on a drop in basis, permissible by staff. Please speak to a staff member for equipment and access to the computers.

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