Imagine Space

Branch

Nepean Centrepointe
101 Centrepointe
Hours for the week of Jan 14, 2019
Day of weekOpening times
Monday1:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday1:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday1:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday1:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Next holiday closure: Feb 18, 2019

In April 2014, the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa collaborated to open Ottawa’s first public makerspace entitled Imagine Space – an American corner. Makerspaces are creation and collaboration hubs, offering technologies and tools that allow customers to experiment and to create in a social setting. They are built on the premise that knowledge and learning is often better transmitted via sharing, collective problem solving, and task performance.

The following cutting edge equipment is available in the Imagine Space:

  • 3D printing and modeling
  • Laser cutting
  • Photo, video and audio editing
  • Green screen and video gear 
  • Hand tools and electronics
  • Wall-to-wall whiteboard

NOTICE: Makerbot 3D printers are available / Projet 1500 3D printers are offline

Equipment available

Canon EOS Rebel T6i Camera

The Canon EOS Rebel T6i Camera is an easy to use camera that lets you take high quality photographs. It comes with a 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens and an external flash.

2-hour loan, must remain in branch

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3D design PC

The 3D design PC comes with a variety of 3D design software for creating and modifying your projects before printing them on one of the 3D printers.

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Arduino Kit

Arduino micro-controllers are small yet powerful micro-controllers can be programmed to run anything from robots to household automated devices. They’re fantastic for learning programming and electronics.

7-day loans, not holdable

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Brother Scan and Cut

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Camera Tripod

This tripod is compatible with the Imagine Space's DSLR and Sony Handycam.

2-hour loan, must remain in branch

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David SLS-1 3D Scanner

David SLS-1 3D scanners are used to create digital versions of real life objects. The scanner works by rapidly firing patterns of structured light and capturing the images with a camera. Images from different angles can be stitched together to form a single 3D image fit for printing.

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Home Studio Lighting Kit

Use the Home Studio Lighting Kit to light your video or photography project. This kit is compatible with the Imagine Space's DSLR and Sony Handycam.

2-hour loan, must remain in branch

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Laser cutter - Epilog Helix

The Epilog Helix laser cutter utilises a high powered laser to make precision cuts and engravings in a variety of materials, such as paper, wood, acrylic and glass. It has a table size 24" x 18". It has the ability to engrave or cut cylindrical items, like bottles or glasses with the Rim-Drive Rotary Attachment. 

Imagine Space
Nepean Centrepointe

Laser cutter - Epilog mini

The Epilog Mini 24 laser cutter utilises a high powered laser to make precision cuts and engravings in a variety of materials, such as paper, wood, acrylic and glass. It has a table size of 24" x 12". It has the ability to engrave or cut cylindrical items, like bottles or glasses with the Rim-Drive Rotary Attachment. 

Imagine Space
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Mac Pro

Engineered around workstation graphics with dual GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage, high-performance Thunderbolt 2, Xeon processors, fast memory and support for 4K video

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Mac Pro + digital editing software

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Makerbot 3D Printer

Makerbot Replicator 5th Generation 3D Printers are very user friendly devices that customers can operate themselves. Makerbots work by melting a plastic filament, then extruding the liquid through a brass nozzle – just like a hot glue gun. The liquid quickly cools and hardens into shape.

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ProJet 1500 3D Printer

ProJet 1500 3D Printers are typically used to create hobby objects, replacements for broken items and can be used for the rapid prototyping of inventions. They work by depositing thin layers of material onto a base plate, and build up layer by layer until the finished object is complete. A photosensitive resin is exposed to ultraviolet light, which cures the resin in the shape of a 3D model. Once the model is complete, customers may choose to refine the finished product. They can wash and rinse their models and sand off rough edges. For a really fantastic looking product, painting and lacquering are options.

To print an object using the ProJet 1500, jobs are submitted to the Imagine Space team and printed overnight.

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Sense scanner

Archive and preserve artifacts, products and items as color 3D data and scan objects.

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Sony Handycam

Use the Sony Handycam to shoot full HD movies.

2-hour loan, must remain in branch

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Studio Backdrop Support System

Green Screen is a tool for creating a special effect. By filming actors in front of a green screen, editors can superimpose the background image of their choice. 

2-hour loan, must remain in branch

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