STEAM Learning

STEAM Learning

Greenwich Library is committed to giving our patrons access to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) tools and knowledge in an environment that fosters creative and collaborative learning. Create. Learn. Innovate!

LEARN

Convert Old VHS Tapes to DVD

Have old memories stored away on VHS that you’d like to resurrect? Use the Library’s VHS-DVD Converter, located next to the Reference desk on the first floor. DVDs with a paper sleeve may be purchased at the Reference desk for $1.00. Reserve in person or by calling the Reference desk at (203) 622-7910. Availability (3-Hour Time Slots):
Weekdays: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | 1:00-4:00 pm | 5:00-8:00 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | 1:00-4:00 pm
Sundays: 1:00-4:00 pm

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3D Printing

Reserve time with one of two LulzBot Mini 3D printers in person or by calling the Reference desk at (203) 622-7910. Before reserving, you will need to pass the online certification course, sign the agreement form, attend a hands-on technical class, and have a Greenwich Library card.
We provide PolyLite PLA filament, free of charge, but you may also use your own filament; please consult our List of Approved Filaments.
Our 3D Printing workstations are loaded with the following design software:
Rhino 6 | Sketchup Pro | Blender | And more to come!

3D Scanning

If you have been certified to use the Library’s 3D printers, you can also access the Einscan-SP 3D Scanner, which creates digital 3D model files by scanning real-world objects. Check out the QuickStart guide, an unboxing video, and tips for hard-to-scan surfaces.

Learn Something New or Get STEAM Help

We are excited to offer STEAM specific events and programming. Most classes typically require registration.

STEAM Online Courses and Videos

Lynda.com offers 18 courses and over 400 video tutorials including 3D design and printing software such as AutoCAD, ZBrush, and Photoshop; 3D printing services like Shapeways; and more. Choose the course below and enter your Library card number and PIN to log in to Lynda.com.

How do you turn young tech consumers into tech creators? Instructor Mike Hathorn puts students in charge of their own learning, giving them the topics and equipment, but also the freedom, to explore their own ideas. Check it Out…

A new generation of artists is creatively making—and remaking—the world around us. Using 3D printers, mills, and lasers, they take ordinary objects and remake them into extraordinary works of art. Chris Reilly and Jason J Ferguson are two of these artists, who have teamed up to teach other makers in a digital fabrication class. Check it Out…

In 2002, a school district in California designed a program to teach 21st-century skills via project-based learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Once “art” was added to the program (STEAM) they attracted 50% more girls, and got better adoption from parents, mentors, the outside community, and students. Check it Out…

New technologies lead to new creative outlets—and often to new careers. That’s the case in the skies above us, where a diverse mix of photographers, videographers, and technologists are pushing the capabilities of compact quadcopters to new heights. Check it Out…

3D printing tutorials cover 3D design and printing software such as AutoCAD, ZBrush, and Photoshop; 3D printing services like Shapeways; and 3D printers such as MakerBot. Learn how to create 3D scans, design 3D models, perfect models for print, and more. Check it Out…

STEAM eNewsletter

Stay up-to-date on the latest STEAM programs and events by subscribing to the Library’s STEAM eNewsletter.