Digital Media Lab and Makerspace

In 2016, the Chester County Library received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.  With this grant, the Jacobs Technology Center has expanded its services to include a Digital Media Lab and Makerspace (DMLM).

Reservations are recommended to use the DMLM equipment.  Fees are required for the use of some equipment.  For more details and information, or to make your reservation, please contact the John W. Jacobs Technology Center at 610-280-2666.

Hours
Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Equipment and software applications include the following:

3D Printer*
(3D Printing Procedures and Guidelines)

Digital SLR camera with microphone and photo video studio light kit – Reservation Required
(Studio Equipment Usage Guidelines)

3D Scanner - Reservation RequiredPodcasting equipment – Reservation Required
Large format flatbed scannerAdobe Creative suite
Thermal laminator*CyberDirector video editing software
ScanNCut machineDreamweaver CC
Button makers*Corel Photo Paintshop Pro x9
Apple computersMicrosoft Office 365 for Apple computers
High end PCsArduino starter kits
Surface ProsCircuit Scribe Maker kit
Professional inkjet photo printer*Makey Makey Invention kit
Digital video converters which you can use to convert your VHS to DVDs

*Fee applied

Digital Media Lab & Makerspace Fees
Epson Inkjet Printer Per Page
4x6 & 5x7 - $1.00
8x10 & 8.5 x 11 - $1.50
11 x 17 - $2.00
13 x 19 - $2.50
*No personal paper please

3D Printer
Printing starts at $3.00 with $.50 for each additional 10 grams, with all weights rounded up.

Laminator
All sizes - $.15 per thermal pouch

Pins
2 1/4" - $.25 per button

Featured Programs

Tinkering Club
Calling all inventors, builders, creators, makers, and tinkerers to join us at the Tinkering Club. All the innovative kits and tools will be available for you to learn, create, make, and share. Kits and tools include Makey Makey, Circuit Scribe, Ozobots, Little Bits, Arduino, Scratch, and maybe more. This is an excellent opportunity for you to collaborate with others and earn points for great rewards. A variety of guided projects are also provided.  No registrations needed--just show up! The Tinkering Club meets twice a month.  All ages are welcome.
Sunday, September 29, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Wednesday, October 23, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library

Sunday, October 27, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Wednesday, November 6, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Sunday, November 24, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Wednesday, December 4, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Sunday, December 29, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library


Creating Custom Décor for Your Home with ScanNCut

Monday, September 16, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Join us to learn how to use the ScanNCut die cut machine to create custom décor for your home. In this class we will make a functional sticky note pad holder for use in your home, office or to give as a gift to a loved one. The ScanNCut machine is available in the Digital Media Lab and Makerspace area. After this class, you can use the techniques you learned to bring your own materials and creative ideas to the Digital Media Lab and Makerspace area to create any greeting card or paper crafting ideas on the ScanNCut machine.
All materials for this class are provided without fees. Attendees must be 18 years or older. Registration required.

Halloween Craft with ScanNCut
Wednesday, October 16, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library

Join us to learn how to use the ScanNCut die cut machine to create greeting cards, gifts and custom décor for your home. In this class we will make a Jack-O-Lantern candy/ gift bag holder for Halloween. The ScanNCut machine is available in the Digital Media Lab and Makerspace area. We will also show you how to use the ScanNCut design program on our computers or you can load at home, to create your own designs. After this class you can bring your own materials and creative ideas to the Digital Media Lab and Makerspace area to create any greeting card or paper crafting ideas on the ScanNCut machine.
All materials for this class are provided without fees. Attendees must be 18 years or older. Registration required.


Virtual Reality Event

Monday, September 30, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Your pick from our new VR software list.
This experience is made possible by the support and sponsorship of the Chester County Library Trust.

Spooky Halloween VR and AR Event
Wednesday, October 30, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Struble Room, Chester County Library

We are excited to announce that Virtual Reality (VR) and Augment Reality (AR) have arrived at the library. Join us to experience this special spooky Halloween VR and AR event! No registration needed. First come, first serve.  The VR experience is made possible by the support and sponsorship of the Chester County Library Trust. The AR experience is made possible by the support and sponsorship of the Friends of Chester County Library.