Through a generous gift from the Kendrick B. Melrose Family Foundation, the Library developed the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity. The Melrose Center is a 26,000-square-foot digital technology center located on the second floor of the Orlando Public Library. In addition to technology-related classes, it offers audio, video and photography studios along with simulators (flight, driving, construction), a fab lab with 3D printers and a large interactive media wall. There are also other services such as access to a conference room, printing and a wireless multi-display presentation gateway that presents wirelessly using laptops and mobile devices.
Learn to drive with the Ultra Driving Simulator in realistic road conditions. Practice safety and defensive driving. Instruction will cover the use of the equipment and software. After completing the instruction take an assessment that will allow you to reserve the driving simulator during scheduled lab time. Cardholders must be 18 years old or older. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age). You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.
ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: Must attend the Melrose Center's General Orientation.
Tour the Audio Studio. Learn the Studio workflow, procedures and best practices. This is a prerequisite class to gain access to the Melrose Center Audio Studio. To register call 407-835-7323.
Prior to booking the Audio Studio Live Room, users must participate in this assessment to show proficiency in using the equipment.
A Live Room booking does not include access to the Control Room, the C24 Control Surface, or Pro Tools software. The recording that you make in the Live Room does not provide a file that allows separate channel editing.
To register for this assessment, cardholders must be 18 years old or older. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age).
You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.
Recommended Audience: Adult #tic #audiotic
Tour the Photography Studio. Learn the Photography Studio workflow, procedures and best practices. Individual photography assessments are available after the orientation. Prior to booking the photo studio, users must participate in an assessment to show proficiency in using the photo studio equipment. This is a prerequisite class to gain access to the Melrose Center Photography Studio. To register call 407-835-7323.
ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: To register for this orientation and assessment, cardholders must attend the General Orientation for the Melrose Center and must be at least 18 years of age. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age).
Recommended Audience: Adult #tic
This orientation is your key to accessing the creative and collaborative spaces in the Melrose Center. Get an overview of the Photography Studio, Video Production Studio, Audio Production Studio, FabLab and Simulation Lab. Explore upcoming classes and workshops and learn about the best practices to maximize your experience. This orientation is free to out-of-county residents, but registration is required. Call 407.835.7323 to register. You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.
Use analog and digital dynamic processors. Learn about how dynamic processors adjust audio signals to predefined limits through the use of compressors, expanders, limiters and noise gates. Recommended Audience: Adult
Required Skills: Introductory knowledge of Pro Tools and experience operating an analog live mixer, such as the Peavey 16FX II.
Go from idea to invention with hands-on training in 3D design, electronics, basic engineering and robotics.
Registration is required with a Library card in good standing. A materials fee of $25 applies per student. Payment must be received to secure seat, and seats are limited, so register today! Age requirements: 9-12.
Day 1, October 20: 3D Printing: Create a Race Car: With easy-to-use 3D modelling software, design and create a model race car using custom shape and object tools. Learn how to give your 3D objects a realistic look and texture.
Day 2, October 21: Squishy Circuits: Create circuits and explore electronics using conductive dough. Make your Squishy Animal come to life with lights! Learn to make the dough from safe non-toxic household items.
Day 3, October 22: 3D Design and JitterBots: Use 3D design software and a 3D printer to customize a simple robot. Build a complete JitterBot with motors, batteries and LED lights.
Day 4, October 23: Soldering Basics: Build a simple circuit with a soldering iron and components. Learn to safely use a soldering iron correctly to join components and wires.
Day 5, October 24: Create a Custom Glider with the Silhouette Cutter: Create a customized glider using the Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine. Learn the basics of the Silhouette Studio graphic design software including adding shapes, designs and text.
This class will introduce the basic studio set up and the workflow in the studio environment. Learn the importance of good lighting and how to light for best results. Practice using our portable backdrops. This is a prerequisite class for entry to the Melrose Center Photo Studio.
Create complex and attractive designs using shapes, images and text with special effects. Build your new business logo, advertisements, marketing flyers and other illustrations with ease using the vector tools. You will learn to draw and manipulate simple shapes, custom shapes, brush strokes, and text in unique ways. Recommended Audience: Adult #tic #adobe
Edit your video faster and more accurately with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. Split and trim video clips with precision directly in the timeline using keyboard shortcuts. Learn how to make your video look more professional by adding a wide range of pre-built effects, transitions, titles, and more. Recommended Audience: Adult #tic #adobe
Get a firsthand view of the MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer in action as it builds an object layer by layer! Draw and design your very own three dimensional objects using an easy-to-use modeling software. Recommended Audience: Adult #tic