Frequently Asked Questions on 3d printing
Q: How much does it cost to use the 3d printer?
A: We will be charging 5 cents per gram of printed material. Since print jobs can vary greatly in weight, we have a few samples in the lab to give you an idea of a printed item's weight.
Q: How easy is it to use?
A: It is relatively easy to print an object that you download, and there are thousands of pre-made models that you can download and print located here. Our staff can show you how.
To design your own original model, you will need to use a CAD program, such as SketchUp, Tinkercad, AutoCAD or Solidworks.. If you wish to learn more about 3d printing and how to model your own items, this is a good place to start.
Q: Can you design something for me?
A: Sorry, you create the designs, we'll help you get them printed.
Q: Do I need to schedule time to use the 3d printer?
A: If the printer isn't in use, it's first come, first serve. But you can also make a reservation if you would like by clicking here: http://warwicklibrary.org/idea-studio/3d
Frequently Asked Questions on Digital Conversions
Q: What type of materials can I convert?
A: We have equipment to convert VHS, Cassettes, Vinyl records, slides, photographs and negatives to digital form.
Q: How long does it take?
A: For VHS, Cassettes and Vinyl, you must play the entire recording. So a 2 hour video will take 2 hours to convert.
Q: Is there a sign up sheet?
A: While the lab is open, we'll have a sign up sheet to ensure we are converting in order. If we have a great demand, we'll add a sign up sheet for future days.
Q: Do you provide CDs/DVDs to copy the files onto?
A: We sell CDs/DVDs for $1 a piece. You are welcome to bring your own.