Where is it?

We’re located on the main floor of the library behind the diner booths.

What’s in it?

While the inventory and focus of the Tech Lab might be constantly changing based on the equipment we salvage and acquire, you’ll always be able to find and use:


  • 2 27″ iMacs and a bunch of other computers
  • Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer
  • Prusa i3MK2.5 3D printer
  • Filabot PLA filament recycler
  • Filamaker filament shredder
  • NextEngine Ultra HD 3D scanner
  • LeapMotion input sensor
  • Apple and Nexus tablets
  • Webcams
  • GoPro Hero 4
  • 1TB Dell rack server
  • Numerous Raspberry Pis and Arduinos
  • And a well-stocked supply of analog and digital components, LEDs, solder, motors, batteries, power supplies, tools, monitors, etc.


  • A variety of 3D modeling/drafting/capturing software including
    • Fusion 360, Meshmixer, Meshlab for modeling
    • AutoCad, Google Sketchup, Blender for drafting and animation
    • Cura, Replicator G, Slic3r, and others for slicing and printing
    • Skanect, Windows Kinect for capturing
  • The Adobe Creative Cloud including
    • Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Audition, InDesign, After Effects, and others
  • Various open source IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) for programming


Thanks in part to grant funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State Library of North Carolina.