Fused Deposition Modeling is a 3D printing technology that builds parts by melting and layering thin coils of plastic.
The 2 watt laser cutter offers a great way to prototype products. We would install the a laser printer: a new desktop tool that uses laser cutter/engraver technology to shape wood, leather, fabric and composites.
The electronics lab Introduces technology as something kids can use in everyday projects, not just something they consume. There would plenty of components and kits that includes Arduino boards, breadboards, sensors, LEDs, motors etc. These tools introduce them to the wide world of electronics.
The CNC router is a computer controlled cutting machine related to the hand held router used for cutting various hard materials, such as wood, composites, aluminium, plastics and foams.
The material library includes samples from acrylic, wood, cork, metal, and 3D printer filament categories. This makes it easy for people in the lab to touch and feel what different materials are like during the brainstorming and exploration phase of a project. We hope this kind of accessibility gives folks a better understanding of which materials will work for their project.