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  • Digital Media Lab

    • What is it?

    • What can I do there?

    • Who can use it?

  • What is the DML?

    • A space at the Central location of the Kitchener Public Library

    that provides free access to new and emerging technologies

    and encourages you to be creative

  • What can I do at the DML?

    • Convert VHS tapes to digital format

    • Convert film negatives and slides to digital format

    • Cut intricate patterns out of paper-based products

    • Create complex musical arrangements

    • 3D scanning and printing

  • Who can use the DML?

    • Anyone with a Kitchener Public Library card!

    What do I have to bring?

    • Your own USB drive/memory stick

    • Your own supplies

  • Why do we offer a DML?

    • Part of our Strategic Plan commitment to explore

    new ideas and technology

    • Complements our current collection of traditional

    and digital resources

    • Supports digital literacy development

  • Digital Conversion

    • Should we add something here?

  • Roxio Easy VHS to DVD

  • Roxio Easy VHS to DVD

    • Allows you to connect a VCR to your computer

    • Your computer then acts similarly to a TV and

    lets you record whatever your VCR is playing

  • Wolverine F2D-SUPER

  • Wolverine F2D-SUPER

    • Basically a miniature scanner

    • Capable of converting:

    • 35mm negatives

    • 126 negatives

    • 110 negatives

    • Slide positives

    • Super 8 film

  • Silhouette Cameo

  • Silhouette Cameo

    • Electronic die cutter

    • Used to cut intricate patterns out of paper


    • Great for scrapbooking, custom greeting cards

    and various other paper crafts

  • Silhouette Cameo

  • Silhouette Cameo

  • Ableton Push + Live 9 Suite

    • Create complex musical tracks without any


    • Over 3000 different instruments and sounds

    built in including:

    • 30 drum kits

    • Woodwind section

    • Guitar and Bass

    • Piano (Grand, Pipe Organ, etc)

    • Much, much more!

  • Ableton Push + Live 9 Suite

  • Ableton Push + Live 9 Suite

  • Ableton Push + Live 9 Suite

    Ableton Push - A Track in 10 Minutes

  • Sense 3D Scanner

    • Hand-held 3D scanner

    • Scan objects up to 3m x 3m x 3m

    • Gives you a 3D rendering of your scan which you

    can then print

  • Sense 3D Scanner

  • Sense 3D Scanner

  • What is 3D Printing?

  • What is 3D Printing?

  • What is 3D Printing?

  • The Reality of 3D Printing

  • History of 3D Printing

    First 3D printers Developed in 1980s

    • Design by Chuck Hull of 3D Systems, this early

    printer used the Stereolithography technique

    RepRap Project Begins in 2005

    • The first object is successfully printed by RepRap

    0.2 prototype in September 2006

  • History of 3D Printing

    MakerBot Industries Founded in 2009

    • 3,500 units were sold as of March 2011

    • On June 19, 2013 Stratasys Incorporated

    announced it acquired MakerBot in a stock deal

    worth $403 Million (USD)

  • MakerBot Replicator

  • MakerBot Replicator

    • Design your own object or character and print it

    • Print from a database of over 100,000 user

    created objects

    • Uses PLA filament, a corn-based plastic

  • Applications of 3D Printing

  • 3D Printing in Medicine

    • In 2012, a 3D printed jawbone was successfully

    transplanted into an 83-year-old woman

    • Currently able to bioprint blood vessels,

    tracheas and skin

    • Working toward fully functional organs

  • 3D Printed Prosthetics

  • 3D Printed Prosthetics

  • 3D Printed Prosthetics

  • 3D Printed Food

  • 3D Printed Houses

  • Questions?

    • The library offers many workshops in the DML

    • All our programs are listed in the IN TOUCH


    • We have information about the DML on our