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Public Library Offers 3D Printer, Virtual Reality Headsets and More

A Groot figurine sits on the 3D printer that created it. (Daniel Lindley/UT) Those interested in exploring some of the newest technology of our generation can now get firsthand experience at the Alhambra library’s new Discovery Center. The center features a 3D printer, Oculus Rift and Oculus Go virtual reality machines, sewing machines complimented by a new machine that prepares and cuts fabrics beforehand, computers, laptops, iPads, and a pin-back button maker. According to the library’s services manager, Antoinette Morales-Tanner, all this new equipment did not cost the city any money. She explains that the library applied and received a $5,500 Innovation Station grant from the California State Library. The library also received two grants from Southern California Edison amounting to $25,000. The center is available to library visitors of all ages with a valid California identification card.To use the equipment, you must first sign a user agreement waiver […]


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