You can print a three-dimensional objects using ORL’s Makerbot 3D Printer. Our Makerbot will print 3D objects in PLA, a corn based plastic-like substance, using designs uploaded from a digital computer file (.STL, .OBJ).
Available at Westside Learning Lab, Downtown Kelowna Library Branch, and Vernon Library Branch.
The 3D Printer is available for all ORL library cardholders to use. You must first complete an online certification course before you can reserve and use this tool independently: https://my.nicheacademy.com/orlbc/course/27747.
You will be asked to create a Niche Academy account (requires email address) to view the full course.
You must agree and adhere to ORL’s Makerspace Guidelines and the Maker Agreement.
Printing costs are $0.10 per gram of filament. The cost of the print will be charged to your library account. You are allowed three attempts/fails at no cost.
Go to Spaces, our online booking calendar, to browse and reserve our maker stations and tools. You will be asked to create a Spaces account (and confirm your email address) in order to complete your first booking request.
Check our events calendar to see when 3D Printing programs are being offered.
If you need further help, check out these resources:
When using an ORL Makerspace, please follow these rules (PDFs):
To use an ORL Makerspace independently, all makers must:
You'll need a library card to use our maker tools. Get a card.