It’s time to get started on your next big idea! The Boone Innovation Lab (BIL) has a Glowforge Laser Cutter and Engraver that creates endless possibilities!
A BCPL library card in good standing is needed to use the equipment in the BIL. Don’t have one? Stop by any of our locations to sign up!
The Glowforge uses a laser beam the width of a human hair at varying speeds and power to cut and engrave a variety of materials. You can engrave text, graphics, and photos.
If you are looking for ideas to get you started, check out glowforge.com. You can do your designing in the Glowforge app or bring in files on a flash drive. In the app, you can add text, shapes, and graphics, and easily create an outline, a puzzle, or a stamp. Or, you can start with a ready-made project from an online collection. Engrave a cutting board, make jewelry or wall art, Christmas ornaments, coasters, and so much more. Accepted materials for engraving include wood, glass, leather, acrylic, coated metal and tile.
Pick up your materials and head to the BIL. Be sure your materials are smaller than 18 x 20.4 inches and less than 2 inches thick (1/4 inch or less if you wish to cut your wood, leather or acrylic). The working area is 11 x 19.5 inches. So get creating!
Plywood can be purchased at the BIL for $1 and is 8×8 inches, 1/8 inch thick.
File types that can be used for engraving are JPG, PNG, SVG, PDF.
File types that work for cutting are SVG, some PDFs.
Boone Innovation Lab Details
Located at the Main Library and the Hebron Branch, the BIL is a place to create, learn, and preserve memories. For more information or to reserve equipment visit Boone Innovation Lab. Appointments are required.
Boone Innovation Lab Equipment
green screen (Hebron)
microphones with POP filter (Hebron)
photo cube light set-up (Hebron)
media conversion station (Main)
sewing machine (Hebron)
quilting machine (Hebron)
embroidery machine (Hebron)
3D printer (Main and Hebron)
Cricut (Main and Hebron)
3D scanner and 3D pens (coming soon)
laser cutter (Main and Hebron)
poster printer (Hebron) sublimation printer (Main) heat press (Main)
iMac with Adobe Creative Suite (coming soon)
Wacom tablet (Hebron)
Boone Innovation Lab Spotlights
3D Scanners and Pens (coming soon)