TECHSpiration: The Creative Media Lab & Computer Training Lab = CTL (Create, Train, Learn)


What is in the CTL?

A space to discover new technology, capture old memories, and create and share new ones.

 

 

What will I find in the CTL?

In addition to a Training Lab with an instructor podium/10 PC's, you'll find eight (8) unique areas designed to help you manage your media and inspire innovation:

Computer Training Lab: Inside you'll find ten (10) computers with an instructor PC, two (2) screens for viewing, and a sound system. All computers are loaded with Microsoft products. To book the room for your meeting or training, please visit our calendar (below) to reserve your spot (please note there may be a fee involved depending on your organization status).

3D Printers: Attend a certification course (offered monthly) and then start designing and produing your own 3D printed objects. Two (2) printers are available for your project in
1/2 day (4 hour) blocks.

Video Capture: Convert and preserve those old VHS or 8mm tapes into a digital recording to share. If the video is 1 hour, the conversion time will take 1 hour but the end result is timeless.

 

Picture Scanning: Use a Kodak Picture Scanner to quickly scan different size photos into a jpeg file. Must have a USB flash drive to save the picture files.

Studio 450: Use your own camera or the Library's Sony Camcorder or 3D Bloggie to capture your own creation in our Studio 450 utilizing a green screen, lighting and Yeti microphones.

Movie Editing Station: Use an iMAC and iMovie to create and edit a movie.

The stations listed below are now located on the main floor at our public computer lab:


New! Scan your photo negatives!

 

Slide Scanning: This device will allow you to take your old 35 mm slides and convert them to a digital file.

 

DVD Duplicator/Cassette Copier Station: Make 1 to 3 copies of your DVDs with lightning speed or take your old audio cassettes and move them to CDs. Please note the cassette to CD process is in real-time.

 

 

 

CTL Guidelines

 

The CTL is restricted to adults, High School students, Middle School students, or Elementary School students with an adult present. Children
age 7 or younger are not allowed in the Creative Media Lab except with permission of a library staff member.

 

Reservations for the CTL are recommended and can be made online.

 

The CTL closes 30 minutes prior to the library closing.  Any projects left at closing may be collected at opening the next day.  If the project is not collected and a patron is waiting to use the equipment, a library staff member will set the project aside.

 

The CTL has eight (8) stations and a studio.  Each station is limited to three (3) people and the studio may have a maximum of ten (10) people.   

 

For access to the CTL, you must check out the key on a valid library card.   A driver’s license or school identification must be left at the Customer Service Desk in exchange for a key to the CTL.  Only one (1) key per station will be available. If the key is lost, a $10 fee will be assessed to cardholder who checked out the key.

 

For additional policy information please visit our Operational Policy.

 

Click here to reserve your space today.

 

Will there be instructions available for the equipment?

 

Yes. We have "getting started" manuals for each station. In addition, if you'd like to get a head start feel free to go through the tutorials below. If you think you may need extra assistance, please schedule an appointment by emailing us at askus@brownsburg.lib.in.us.

 

Slide Scanning Station Tutorials/Manual:

 

"Getting Started" Manual

 

Video Demonstration

 

iMovie Tutorials:

 

"Getting Started" Manual

 

Video Demonstration

 

VHS-DVD Converter:

 

"Getting Started"