"To be recognized alongside other pioneering and forward-thinking makerspaces at some of the nation's most innovative institutions and communities is truly commendable,"
This summer, the staff at DeLaMare rearranged the ground floor of their library in the
"We are a public, land-grant University so we are really trying to bridge that gap between the community and the University,"
This technology includes two large 3D printers and scanners, brand new handheld scanners and a new laser cutter. The second 3D printer was recently relocated from the
There are two student 3D "wranglers" who anyone can make an appointment with through the DeLaMare's online libguide to show them how use the 3D printers or to trouble shoot problems. The library staff is also available and eager to help with the resources available. According to Klenke, this technology is not only a great resource for science and engineering students but is also a great resource for art students or design students.
"All of these are tools students and the campus community can use without premeditating what they can and cannot do,"
Purpur used the scanning technology to create a 3D scan of Babe, an iguana who belonged to
"We want students to feel comfortable and feel they have some sort of ownership of the space because this just as much their library as it is ours," Klenke said.
"Academia and libraries are not the same as they were 50 years ago and they are not going to be the same," Radniecki, said. "This makerspace is a way we can use and share our expertise on campus."
For more information on the DeLaMare's 3D scanning and printing resources, visit http://campusguides.unr.edu/3dprinting and for more information about the other resources offered visit, http://www.delamare.unr.edu/.
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