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The Melrose Center

Photo Studio Flight Simulator

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.

Melrose Center Classes

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9:15
AM

Forklift Simulator Orientation & Assessment

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Melrose Center Registration Required

Learn to drive a forklift in lifelike warehouse conditions. Practice moving freight with realistic controls. Instruction will cover the use of the equipment and software. After completing the instruction take an assessment that will allow you to reserve the Forklift 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.

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9:30
AM

Ask a Tech: Audio Studio Equipment

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Melrose Center Registration Required

Are you stuck on a recording project or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? Let us help! A specialized instructor will be available to assist you in the Audio Studio. Please note: Questions are handled based on the topics discussed in any of the classes offered at the Library. Recommended Audience: Adult #tic #adobe #audiotic

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10:00
AM

General Orientation for the Melrose Center

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Melrose Center Registration Required

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. #tic

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10:30
AM

Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Melrose Center Registration Required

Design cinematic visual effects and sophisticated motion graphics using shapes, layers, type tools and more. Learn the essentials of advanced animation and compositing using this professional-grade software. Recommended Audience: Adult #tic #adobe

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10:30
AM

Melrose Kids Camp: Young Makers (9-12)

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Melrose Center Registration Required

Go from idea to invention with hands-on training in 3D design, electronics, basic engineering and robotics. This Camp runs 10:30am to 12:30pm on 5 consecutive Saturdays. 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 18: 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 25: 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, November 1: 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, November 8: 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, November 15: 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.

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11:00
AM

Audio Studio Orientation and Assessment: Live Room

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Melrose Center Registration Required

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

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1:00
PM

Audio Studio: Open Session

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Melrose Center Registration Required

Get hands-on experience with our audio engineers recording live guest bands. Practice studio set-up, signal routing and recording with industry standard equipment in the Audio Studio. Required Skills: Introductory knowledge of Pro Tools and experience operating a control surface, such as the Avid C|24. Knowledge of microphones and signal routing. #tic #audiotic

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2:00
PM

Digital Graphics Using Pen Tablets

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Melrose Center Registration Required

Create graphics using pen tablets, the preferred drawing tool for digital artists. Pen tablets are a great alternative to using a mouse for drawing and painting in a more natural way, similar to using pencil and paper. Learn more about tablets, drawing software, and techniques.

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2:00
PM

TechKrew: Intro to Solar Power Using Snap Circuits

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Melrose Center Registration Required

Explore the power of the sun while you build solar powered alarms, radios and experiment with light levels. Learn the basic science of solar power and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap. #fabtic #tic

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3:00
PM

Ask a Tech: Video Studio Equipment

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Melrose Center Registration Required

Do you want to master the equipments in the Video Studio or need a quick review for the assessment? Let us help! A Video instructor will be available to assist you in this open lab. Please note: questions are handled based on the topics discussed in any of the classes offered at the Video Studio. Recommended Audience: Any

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