Monday, January 27, 2014

3D printers and laser cutters

Shifting from Shelves to Snowflakes — The Magazine on Medium — Medium: The subtle odor of melting plastic welcomes you to the Maker Lab at the Harold Washington Public Library in downtown Chicago. Whiteboards covered in scribbles line the bright green walls rather than bookshelves. Librarians aren’t shushing patrons: people talk loudly over the low hum of 3D printers and laser cutters.