Exploration Point!

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Exploration Point! is a makerspace and digital media lab which offers everyone from preschoolers to adults the opportunity to engage with technology and bring their ideas to life.  Explore hands-on experiences in the areas of 3D design and printing, digital media creation, robotics, game development, and programming in a self-guided learning environment.  What will you create?

3d printed and painted bird 3d printed abacus 3d printed Robot 3d scan of a bust of Presiden Ronald Reagan 3d scan of a bobble head3d scan of a someone head

Located in the Eldersburg Branch, Exploration Point! is open for scheduled programs and open access times.  Drop in for self-guided use of any of the makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during our scheduled Open Hours (Point! Time) for ages 8 to adult.  Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests and projects.  We also have Open Exploration times scheduled for specific age groups to experience age appropriate resources.

Check Currents, the Calendar of Events, or the Exploration Point! calendar for more information.

 

Exploration Point! offers:

Equipment:

LulzBot Mini 3D Printer
DAVID SLS-2 3D scanner with turntable
Sprout by HP with turntable
Green screen
Dell laptops
Display TV
LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3
Sphero
Snap circuits
Microscope
Kodo Baby Swiss Cheese Towers and Discovery Ramps
KIBO robot
Cubetto

Software:

Adobe Creative Cloud
SketchUp Make, 123D Design, Blender, and Meshmixer
David 4 and 123D Catch
Cura LulzBot Edition and MatterControl
GIMP and Inkscape
Unreal Engine 4.9.2 and Unity Pro5x, iOS Pro 5x, Android Pro5x
Arduino
Blocks IDE
Python
Kodu game lab and Scratch
Notepad++
OSVR Dev software
Minecraft Edu, Roblox and DwarfFortress
Jing
JellyCam and MonkeyJam
Audacity
Windows Movie Maker
Celestia
Kerbal Space Program Edu