Boone County Public Library - Boone Innovation Lab
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Boone Innovation Lab - Coming Soon!

Graphic: '3D-Printed and Carved Items'
Samples of items you can make in the Boone Innovation Lab.

The Boone Innovation Lab will be a place to create, learn, and preserve memories. August is an introductory period to the Lab and equipment reservations will not be available until September. Boone County Public Library reserves the right to close the Boone Innovation Lab on short notice. Always call in advance to make certain the Lab is open.

Lab hours

Mon - Thu: 11 AM - 7 PM
Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sat: 11 AM - 5 PM
Sun: 1 PM - 5 PM

Lab Rules

  1. You must have a BCPL card in good standing.
  2. You must sign a waiver to use lab equipment, and parents must sign with minors under 18.
  3. A parent or adult guardian must accompany all children under 13 years of age when using the lab.

Available Equipment

Create high-quality carvings from wood.
Dremmel (1)
Uses high speed cutters for shaping, hollowing, grooving, slotting, and making tapered holes in soft metals, plastics, and woods.
Flash Forge Finder 3D Printer (3)
A 3D printer that is user-friendly and provides high quality prints.
Makerbot Replicator (1)
Makes solid, three-dimensional objects from melted filament.
3D Printing Pens (20)
A 3D pen extrudes heated plastic, instead of ink, that allows you to draw and create on a surface or in the air.
Tool + Drill Set (1)
(1) LDX120 Drill/Driver, (1) 20V MAX Lithium Ion Battery, (1) Charger, (1) Storage Bag, (1) Tape Measure, (1) Adjustable Wrench, (1) Needle Nose Pliers, (2) Manual Screwdrivers, (1) Utility Knife, (1) Slip Joint Pliers, (1) 12 oz. Hammer, (1) Ratcheting Screwdriver, (4) Hole Saws with Mandrel, (32) Screwdriving Bits, (1) Magnetic Bit Holder, (10) Drilling Bits, (5) Spade Bits
Arduino Kits (3)
An educational electronics kit used to help younger kids understand the ins-and-outs of electronic patterning.
Magna Tiles (1)
For ages 3 and up. Use to develope spatial and tactile skills. Kids of all ages "click" pieces together to create new shapes. Includes: 4 small squares, 4 equilateral triangles, 4 right triangles, and 4 isosceles triangles.
Ozobots Classroom Kit (1)
Small robots that help people understand the basics of programing.
Raspberry Pi Kits (5)
Starter Kit includes everything in the Starter Kit plus all the electronic components needed to start using the GPIO port of the Raspberry Pi 3.
Sphero (Kit)
Get the robot. Download the app. Turn your imagination loose. SPRK+ and Sphero Edu provide a toolset that is unbounded in its potential
8mm Pro Film Digitizer (1)
Converts 8mm and Super 8 movies into 1080p, MP4 video files.
DSLR Camera + Accessories (1)
A digital still-image camera that uses a single lens reflex mechanism. Come with accessories that improve filming capabilities.
Green Screen (1)
A large cloth used to add backgrounds to digital images and video.
Light Box (1)
This portable photo studio is a collapsing box with LED lights and white backdrop built-in. You pop it open, light it up, and then take pictures of objects inside with soft lighting and no background.
Micorophone with Pop Filter (2)
A microphone with a screen to protect the recording from loud sounds when recording speech.
Photo Scanner (1)
Use to scan 35mm slides, negatives, and film. Bring faded photos back to life.
VIDBOX Video Conversion
Step-by-step pictorial instructions guide you through the process of capturing VHS, Beta, 8mm, or camcorder tapes and then convert them to DVD or other digital formats.
Vinyl Turntable for Audio Conversion (1)
Use to convert vinyl recordings into digital files - or to listen to them.
Wacom Tablets (2)
Portable graphics tablets used to create digital art on computers.
Button Makers: 3-inch (1), 2-inch (1), and 1-inch (2)
Use to make buttons with your own graphics.
Embroidery Machine (1)
Form Box (1)
Use to create thin, plastic molds.
Jewelry Kit (1)
Use for jewelry repair and beading.
Laminator (1)
Use to laminate photos and letter-sized documents.
Metal Stamp Kit (1)
Permanently imprint metal, wood, plastic, or leather.
Quilting Machine (1)
Quilting machine with a standing frame.
Self-Healing Mat (10)
Professional, self-healing cutting mat. Use for scrapbooking, quilting, sewing, and other arts-and-crafts projects.
A sewing machine to make specific kinds of stitches.
Stamp Work Surface
A surface used when stamping materials.

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