Are you stuck on a maker project? Do you need help with circuits, soldering, 3d design, or programming? Do you simply need ideas to get you started? Or, are you bored and curious about what other people are making? Come to the Fab Lab at the Melrose Center. Bring your projects, questions, and curiosity. A specialized instructor will be available to try and assist you.
Please note: Questions are handled based on the topics discussed in any of the classes offered at the Library.
What We Have
• A Fab Lab Instructor to either answer your questions, or point you in the right direction
• PC Laptops
o 3D design software (123D Design, Makerbot Desktop)
o Programming software (Arduino, Processing, Python, Scratch)
• Makerbot Replicator 3D Printer
o Prints are limited to 1 hour
o Payment must be taken before prints
o Prints cost 35cents per gram
• Makerbot 3D Scanner
o Scans are limited to 30 mins
o Scans are free
• Silhouette Cameo Cutter
o Must bring own material
o Can choose either markers or the blade
o Cuts are free
• Soldering Irons
o Must be approved by the Fab Lab Instructor
o Only two people can solder at a time
• Assorted Hand Tools
Learn how to operate both lighting equipment and camera settings to evoke mood and feeling. Get hands on experience with industry grade lighting kits and accessories to master three and four point lighting set ups. This class helps prepare students for the Video Assessment.
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.
ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: To register for this orientation and/or 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).
You must be present at the scheduled start time to be admitted.
Use Adobe Audition to explore the fundamentals of sound theory. Learn and apply concepts key to audio engineering, including frequency, amplitude, velocity and phase.
Recommended Audience: Adult.
The library collection includes books, audio books, informational and entertainment videos and DVDs, recorded music, world language materials, a Young Adult collection, an Adult Literacy Collection, Florida Collection, Disney archive as well as magazines for leisure reading and research plus microfilm.
Public computers offering Internet access, and online reference resources including the Library catalog are located throughout the building.
Three computer labs allows us to teach classes for PC and MAC users. Our friendly and knowledgeable Technology and Customer Support Specialists teach over one hundred and thirty classes a month.
Drive-up window on Wall Street allows patrons to return items while remaining in their cars.
Four meeting rooms available for use by non-profit organizations. Request a room online or call us at 407.835.7323. Reading areas and study rooms for small groups of six or less are located on each of the four public levels.
Tours of the Orlando Public Library are available by appointment, please call the Community Relations Office.