Hack LAB

Located at the library's Lakeshore Branch, the Hack LAB gives you access to 3D printing, vinyl cutting, lasering and more.  Curious about why the library is getting into hacking?


Celebrate Lake Simcoe!
Celebrate Lake Simcoe!

Would you like a chance to win this adorable do-it-yourself birdhouse? If you're in the Innisfil area this Saturday, come down to the Celebrate Lake Simcoe event! Enter for a chance to win this kit as well as a Cabela's gift certificate and other fun items by sharing your Lake Simcoe memories with Kathryn from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Innisfil Beach Park. There'll be fun for the whole family with activities for the kids and a historical photo display for the adults!


Story's Big Idea
Story and her pepperoni slice pendant

Story came into the ideaLAB today with one of her big ideas. Story has a great group of friends and she wanted to make something special for them. She thought of the perfect gift - 8 slices of pizza, not the delicious kind of course, but pizza slice pendants, one for each of her friends. She came to the ideaLAB to create the design and to cut the pendants in acrylic using the laser cutter. With a little help from Kathryn and Max she designed her pizza slices using Inkscape.


Maker Meetup
Maker Meetup

There is a good chance that right now, you are starting an interesting project. You might not know what shape it will eventually take, but you do know on thing for sure: you want to share it with other people. Well, we want to see what you've been hacking on, and we want to connect you with other makers/crafters/hackers/whateverers in the area.

The "Maker Meetup" is part show & tell, part hack night, where you can meet and talk with other people who make neat things. So, beginning...

Our Newest Addition
Unboxing 3D printer

The newest addition to the IdeaLAB's collection of machines is the 5th generation MakerBot Replicator! True to its name, this printer can produce high-resolution prototypes and complex models. Also, how big would you like to print? This printer has a build volume of up to 9.9 x 7.8 x 5.9 in, our biggest yet! This should also be the easiest printer of ours to use, and it will soon be able to print wirelessly, using its built-in wifi connectivity. Other neato features include an on-board...

Kevin & Ben's Big Idea!

Kevin and Ben dropped in at the ideaLAB this evening to learn more about Raspberry Pi.  They spent some time with Max learning how to hack some existing code and give a simple video game their own personal twist.  Interested in learning about Raspberry Pi?  You can do that at the library!  Fill out this form and we'll set up a time to tinker around with it!...



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