A new way to create and innovate has arrived at the Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library of West Jefferson.
On Saturday, Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. the FlashForge Finder 3D Printer will be presented to the public. It is just part of a new Innovation Station that was made possible by a grant from Battelle Memorial Institute.
In addition to the 3D printer, the Station contains a scanner, digital camera, 2D printer, 3D pen and assorted building and craft materials.
The goal of the Innovation Station and its contents is to introduce children to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM), and provide an environment for creativity and exploration.
The 3D printer uses plastic filaments of various colors which are melted down and then used to build an object from its base. Patrons will be able to fill in a form, email a file, and have an object printed for them at the library. The fee for the service will be based on the weight of material used. Once the object is finished, the patrons will be notified that their product is available for pick up.