The Harford County Public Library Innovation Lab at the Abingdon Library is a digital media lab that provides community members the opportunity to be creators of electronic video, audio, publishing and 3D designs. Through creative experiences in the Innovation Lab, our customers develop new skills, resources, and products that help to drive Harford County's economy forward.
Please keep in mind that:
The Innovation Lab is designed for children 6th grade and up and for adults. We welcome younger children to use the lab while accompanied by an adult.
The Innovation Lab is a shared learning environment. Staff will give a basic overview of equipment. Customers will use the equipment to create their projects.
Classes are scheduled on a variety of skills. Please see a staff member or our Headlines & Happenings event calendar for more information.
3D print jobs are limited to 2 hours or less.<\li>
Each customer is limited to one 2 hour block per day.
Please call the branch at 410.638.3990 before coming in to check printer availability.
You may reserve a printing time up to one week in advance.
Other considerations may apply, please contact the lab staff with any questions.
To reserve the Innovation Lab for filming with the Green Screen, please contact lab staff. Reservations are subject to availability and require notice 48 hours in advance.
The Lab includes the following equipment:
HP Color LaserJet printer
MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation 3D Printer
MakerBot Replicator Mini 3D Printer
Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer
Three Apple iMac 27" desktop computers with Adobe Photoshop Elements 13, iPhoto, iMovie, and Garage Band.
Three Windows 7 laptop computers with GIMP and Windows Movie Maker
All six computers in the Innovation Lab have our 3D Creation software including Makerbot and Printerbot (Repetier) Software, 123DMake, 123D Design and Meshmaker and Audacity sound recording.
Professional Green Screen with 10" x 20" backdrop and Studio Light Box
Canon Vixia HF G20 Full HD Camcorder/Camera
Audio-Technica Studio Quality Microphone
Samsung 50" LED wall-mounted flat screen TV
Three Audio-Technica Professional Studio Monitor Dynamic Stereo Headphones
To learn more about the equipment and the lab please call 410.638.3990, or stop by the Abingdon Library.