Skylab Main Lab (Room 504)
The room is equipped with Dell OptiPlex Core i7 PCs, your choice of twin or single monitor workstations and WEPA print station. Electric outlets and data ports for laptops and other devices, spaces for group work, scanning equipment for various media, and e-classroom capabilities. Come and complete your assignments or work on group projects in a wireless environment.
Personal assistance with computer software and hardware is available. Experienced library staff and students are available to assist you with the software and hardware located in the Skylab.
The main lab is an open lab environment and students are permitted to speak in a normal voice tone while working on group projects. However, this area is a production lab. If you are disturbing others from their work you may be asked to quiet down. Cell phone calls of long duration should be conducted in the lobby area. If you are using headphones or earbuds you will need to keep the volume down to a level where no one else can hear your audio/music while in the Skylab.
Mornings are generally quiet in the main lab. As the day progresses, more students frequent Skylab and more activity equates to more noise so keep this in mind.
The main lab is a multi-use area and occasionally classes are held in room 504. Depending on the instructor and the number of students attending the class you may or may not be asked to leave the lab until the class is over. This room is equipped with a projector, lectern and screen for instructor use.
A variety of professional scanners are available for use:
- Kic Bookeye 4 Scanner (Book Scanner)
- Epson Expression 10000XL Wide Format Scanner (Scanning surface up to 12.2 X 17.2 inches)
- HP Scanjet 7000 Sheet-feed Scanner (Quickly scans multiple page documents)
Multimedia Room (Room 519)
The Multimedia Room offers the use of specialized software for the creation of multimedia projects. Software available includes Adobe Creative Cloud, a variety 3D modeling software programs and media conversion capabilities. Additionally, the Multimedia Room also has a variety of equipment available for 6 hour checkout (to be used in the Skylab while working on multimedia projects).
The workstations in the Multimedia Room are equipped with the Adobe Creative Cloud and other software programs that are only available in this room of the library; therefore, they are reserved for multimedia use only.
- 4 iMac's
- 2 Mac Pro's with twin Thunderbolt Monitors
- 1 Mac Mini
- 2 Wacom Cintiq 27QHD Creative Pen & Touch Displays
- 3 Wacom Intuos tablets
- 2 Media Conversion – VHS Audio/Video Analog to Digital devices
- 1 Wolverine 8mm and Super8 Movie Digitizer
- 2 Epson Perfection V750 Pro scanners
- 1 Super Repro Copy Stand
Skylab Makerspace (Room 511)
The 3D printing Makerspace area in Skylab provides UWF Students, Faculty and Staff the opportunity to design and print 3D objects. The Makerspace is intended for educational purposes and is not a 3D printing store. Skylab staff members assist patrons with the 3D printing process and provide support/training in regards to the operation of the 3D printers. Those who are interested in 3D printing are required to learn how to operate the printers and do their own printing. Skylab does not take orders for 3D prints by phone or email, as the Makerspace is a hands-on, in-person learning/research lab. The Makerspace supports innovative instruction by providing UWF students, faculty and staff the opportunity to learn about this technology and create 3D objects.
This resource can be utilized to create prototypes and physical models for class projects and more. Patrons can learn 3D modeling, create anything that they can imagine, and learn about how the 3D printing process works.
This service is provided with a nominal fee to cover the cost of materials (plastic filament) and routine maintenance costs associated with operating and maintaining the 3D printing equipment.
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