Sew a skirt with electronic wearables, covert old VHS tapes to DVD, make a protype with a 3-D printer... Wilton Library’s new Innovation Station provides a myriad of exciting possibilities.
“Libraries are evolving from places that not only house materials, but also into places where people can work, experiment and have access to appropriate resources and tools,” according to the Wilton Library website.
If you feel you need a little help accessing these resources and tools, never fear! The library is putting on a series of informational sessions throughout July to help Wilton residents make the most of the exciting new additions to the library.
The sessions are as follows:
Intro to 3-D Printing (demo): Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon; Thursdays, 4-5 p.m.
3-D Printing Level 2 (one-on-one): Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.; Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. (must be booked in advance, must follow intro session)
VHS to DVD Conversion (one-on-one): Mondays 4-4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 1-1:30 p.m. (must be booked in advance)
For further information and to book into a session check out the Wilton Library website.
There are three free options which take less than one hour to print using the 3-D printer:
Nut & bolt
Costs for printing other items will vary based on printing times and materials used.
The Innovation Station encourages STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning while giving people access to resources and tools which promote creativity, hands-on learning, and peer-to-peer training, according to the Library website.If you would like to make a donation to help contribute to buying more equipment contact Development Director Robin Axness at email@example.com or call 203-762-3950.