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Racine Public Library Innovation Lab

Learn, create and innovate at the Racine Public Library’s Innovation Lab. Stop by for our classes and open lab hours to learn various tech skills, from using a computer to 3D printing.

 

Everything in the Lab is free for community members of all ages to use. A library card is not required.

 

Innovation Lab Hours:

  • January through May: Every second Monday of the month, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • June through August: Every Monday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • September through December: Every second Monday of the month, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • All year round: During Innovation Lab programs

Outside of open hours, try requesting a 3D print or engraving to pick up, or ask about our tech help appointments.

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A photo of the library's Dremel DigiLab 3D printer, a metal box with a plastic front panel opened for access to the interior compartment containing print filament, machinery and a fan.

3D Printing

Print plastic, three-dimensional objects from our 3D printers.

A Brown child with long, curly hair in a ponytail waves their hands in the air and wears a virtual reality mask.

Virtual and Augmented Reality

Wear the headset to visit lifelike, virtual worlds or interact with holograms displayed in the real world.

A photo of a robotic car made out of cubulets, cube-shaped robots that can be snapped together to make robots that behave in different ways.

Robotics

Use our robots to learn coding, explore engineering and solve problems in new ways. We have cars, drones, orbs, blocks and more.

A Black kid with natural hair in a puffy updo

Coding

We teach kids to code using digital apps, robots and more.

Robotics

Control and test our different robots. We have cars, drones, orbs, blocks and more.

A photo of a robotic car made out of cubulets, cube-shaped robots that can be snapped together to make robots that behave in different ways.

Coding

We teach kids to code using digital apps, robots and more.

A Black kid with natural hair in a puffy updo
A close-up of a laser engraving tool using a laser to etch markings onto a tile of wood.

Laser Engraving

Our engraver etches your designs onto wood, glass and metal.

A close-up of a laser engraving tool using a laser to etch markings onto a tile of wood.

littleBits

Learn circuitry, robotics and coding with our hands-on electronics kit.

A close-up of a laser engraving tool using a laser to etch markings onto a tile of wood.

Gaming

Use our consoles to play Minecraft, League of Legends, Fortnite and more.

Cubelet robot car and littleBits images from Wikimedia Commons, edited by Racine Public Library, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic.

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