Creative Technologies Lab

The Creative Technologies Lab is a space in the library dedicated to emerging and creative technologies. Through a combination of open lab hours and scheduled workshops, we encourage everyone in the WWC community to come by and make cool stuff.

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Where is it?

We’re located in the Kessinger Room in the far west corner of the library, behind the magazines.

Tech Lab Open House

What’s in it?

Looking through the windows, you should see a bunch of 27” iMacs, a Makerbot 2 3D printer, a Filabot PLA recycler, the NextEngine Ultra HD 3D scanner, a cabinet full of iPads and Nexus 7 tablets as well as a collection of Arduino and Raspberry Pis and accessories, a Leap motion controller, high quality microphones and digital recorders, webcams, Dremel tools, and a box full of DIY…

Ulpia Marciana on the 3d Printer
Ulpia Marciana on the 3d Printer

Thanks in part to grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State Library of North Carolina, the Lab is equipped with state of the art hardware and software.

Our goal is to provide easy access to these emerging technologies and encourage everyone to stop by when the Lab is open or sign up for upcoming workshops on topics ranging from 3D design and Arduino coding to e-books and software that can help you with your research.

Creating a film or podcast? We’ve got the gear to help.

Need to add subtitles to that video you made last summer? No problem.
Want to figure out how to make your lights come on when you enter your room? We can do that too.

Take a look at some of the projects we’ve worked on.