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Posted on: April 6, 2015

[ARCHIVED] ELPL’s Downtown Maker Studio to Remain Open through July 31

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) is proud to announce that the ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, located in downtown East Lansing’s Marriott at University Place (300 M.A.C. Ave., Ste. 212), will remain open through July 31, 2015.

Originally slated to be open through February 2015, the tremendous popularity of the maker studio inspired the original anonymous donor to fund another five months of service in the space. Since opening in October 2014, more than 1,500 people have visited the maker studio for crafting and electronics workshops, one-on-one instruction in 3D printing/scanning and to complete solo and group projects.

Furthermore, ELPL is excited to announce the hiring of Joe Carr, a 3D printing specialist. Carr brings great expertise to ELPL’s maker studios, advising creatives and entrepreneurs on 3D printing, modeling and design.

“The maker studios in downtown East Lansing and in the East Lansing Public Library have exceeded all our hopes for their success,” said ELPL Head of Technology Services Lauren Douglass. “When we had a staff vacancy in Technology Services, we knew we needed to hire someone to take our maker studios to the next level. Joe Carr is exactly that person.”

“Joe Carr is a pioneer in the world of 3D printing,” said ELPL Director Kristin Shelley. “We are so lucky to have him in East Lansing to continue education and outreach in our maker studios.”

The ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio is open four days a week:

• Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 4-8 p.m.
• Saturdays: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio features 3D printing, sewing and fabric design, bike repair facilities, a LEGO hackspace, an Arduino lab and space for other projects, meetups, workshops and more.

In addition to the ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, the ELPL Maker Studio is located within ELPL. This library space has one 3D printer, two 27-inch iMacs featuring the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite, Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro X, Camtasia Studio and several 3D design programs. The studio also offers a flatbed scanner, a graphics tablet and music recording/production equipment (including a MIDI keyboard, studio monitors, mics and more).
Visit www.elpl.org/maker-studios for more information.

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