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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Sidney Library Introduces New Tech to Hobbyists, Small Businesses

 

Forrest Hershberger

Andrew "Sherm" Sherman explains how the laser engraver works in the Sidney Public Library's MakerSpace lab. The facility was purchased with a grant.

About seven months in service, and Sidney Public Library's MakerSpace is drawing interest from the community.

MakerSpace is a program at the library that offers computer-based technology including 3-D printing, engraving and Virtual Reality.Thursday afternoon, library supervisor Andrew "Sherm" Sherman hosted a tour on the MakerSpace program including what it can do and what the limits are.

Most of the MakerSpace program is in a room separate from the main library. The laser, a 40-watt laser, is an entry-level unit but still costs about $10,000.

"We're happy to have it," he said.

The laser i...



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