Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Innovation Lab Grand Opening!

Beginning June 3rd, budding creators and innovators can share ideas, create robots, learn or sharpen programming skills, and build objects using 3-D printers at SPC’s new Innovation Lab. The space, located in the Seminole Community Library, provides a modern, technologically advanced version of your dad’s garage, so to speak.

The space will provide an area where people with common interests like computers, technology, science, or digital arts can socialize and collaborate on ideas and learn new skills. In SPC’s Innovation Lab, which is open to the public, visitors can learn how to program different devices, such as the Raspberry Pi, the Arduino Genuine Mega 2560 Circuit Board, the ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board, and much more! (Note: originally posted at http://goo.gl/pVZz1P)

We hope to see you Tuesday June 3rd from 11am-12pm and from 6-7pm for refreshments and a chance to tour the new Innovation Lab both located at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus Library, room 201. We will also have a videographer at the first event in case you can't make it. Please select here for the Facebook event page for the 11-12pm Grand Opening and here for the 6-7pm Grand Opening.

At this point, the lab will include:

  • FreeFab3D Monolith 3D Printer built locally using other 3D printers
  • littleBits Synth Kit
  • Arduino Genuine Mega 2560 Circuit Board Experimentation Kit
  • Avid Fast Track Duo Audio Interface with Pro Tools Express
  • An iMac, 2 Linux computers, and 1 Windows computer
  • A variety of Open Source Software applications for 3D printing, design etc.
  • MaKey MaKey: Original Invention Kit
  • Cubelets KT06 Kit
  • ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board
  • 2 CanaKit Raspberry Pi Ultimate Starter Kits
  • Apollo Precision Tools 53-Piece Tool Kit
  • Parallax Programmable Boe-Bot Robot Kit
  • Elenco Deluxe Learn To Solder Kit
  • Samsung 32-Inch 1080p LED HDTV with Logitech TV Cam HD for Skype Calls
  • Chromecast
  • Online File Distribution System for access to project files, open access resources, etc.
  • Reference Collection including books and  magazines


Brazen_ said...

This is so totally awesome.
I've found my new home :)

Chad Mairn said...

Excellent! Stop in the lab soon so I can give you a tour. :)