Rochester Public Library shows off its new 3D printer
The library purchased the printer at the end of December with a $2,500 grant from the nonprofit organization Southeastern Libraries Cooperating. Youth programs taught by students from Rochester Community and Technical College will begin later this month.
"We want to get this new technology into the hands of kids and teens," said Sarah Joynt, the teen librarian. "With their imaginations, they are constantly thinking about ways to create new and different things."
Participants will use templates to create custom designs for things like cell phone cases, key chains and cookie cutters. Once complete, the items will be printed out and available for pickup a few days later.
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