Innovation Centers


Innovation Centers imageInnovation Centers at Cuyahoga County Public Library are creative, collaborative and educational spaces that provide access to advanced software, emerging technologies, production studios, and co-working spaces. 

Click the SUBMIT YOUR 3-D DESIGN button below to for instructions on how to send us your 3-D print project.

Orientation

Before you can use any of our Innovation Centers, you must complete a required orientation session that will acquaint you with our procedures, equipment, and software at each location.  Our Innovation Centers orientation session schedules are listed online; drop in during any of these sessions to see what our centers have to offer, and to qualify for equipment use at each:

    ♦ Garfield Hts. Orientation Sessions          ♦ Mayfield Orientation Sessions          ♦ Parma-Snow Orientation Sessions   

After Orientation for the center you choose to visit, you can print and fill out these forms before your visit to the Innovation Center:

Equipment

There is no charge to use the equipment in the Innovation Centers, however users are responsible for the costs of consumable materials (eg. 3-D printing filament, vinyl material, etc.), a limited supply of which are available for purchase at the Library checkout desk.  We encourage innovators to use their own approved materials for their own projects.  The equipment available at each of our Innovation Centers is listed below.  

Innovations Centers and Services 

Garfield Heights Branch Innovation Center

Our Garfield Heights Branch Innovation Center offers free access to a variety of fabrication equipment that can be used to create product prototypes, signage, crafts, and more. The branch also offers a green screen video recording studio and audio studio where users create videos and record CDs for their small business or personal use.
  • Makerbot 5th Generation 3-D printer and Makerbot Digitizer 3D Scanner
    Create a 3D prototype of your product idea; design and print custom projects
  • Epilog Helix Laser engraver
    High quality engraving and cutting of wood, acrylics, and more; high detail engraving even at fastest speeds
  • Roland Vinyl cutter
    Cut precision graphics; create large format signs, labels, iron-on decals, and more
  • Brother PR1000e Embroidery machine
    Perfect for home-based entrepreneurs, hobbyists and crafters; stitch designs with up to 10 colors without changing thread — up to 1,000 stitches per minute
  • Collaboration touchscreen
  • Mac and PC computer with Adobe Creative Suite software
    Create your own company logo, or product design; includes Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop, and more
     
Audio Recording Studio
  • Mac computer featuring Adobe Creative Suite and Garage Band software
  • 1 Microphone
  • 1 Keyboard  

Video Recording Studio
  • Mac computer featuring Adobe Creative Suite, Blackmagic Design ATEM, and iMovie software
  • 1 Video Camera
  • Chromakey Green Screen Wall
  • Chromakey Green Screen backdrop and stand
  • 1 Handheld Microphone
  • 1 Lapel Microphone 


Mayfield Branch Innovation Center

Our Mayfield Branch Innovation Center offers access to 3-D printing, Adobe design software, and a variety of equipment for exploring computer programming basics, circuit building, robotics, and digital making.
  • Makerbot 5th Generation 3-D printer
    Create a 3D prototype of your product idea; design and print custom projects
  • Robot Arm Mover
    Program the arm to complete simple and complex tasks
  • LEGO® EV3 Robots
    Build and program robots to complete simple and complex tasks
  • Digital Video Flex camera microscope
  • T-Shirt Press
    Create custom t-shirts for your business or personal use
  • Cricut Wireless Craft Cutting Machine
  • Cricut Wireless Craft Cutting Machine
  • Coding and programming equipment including...
    • Arduinos
      Open-source electronic prototyping platform for creating interactive electronic objects
    • Raspberry Pi's
      These credit card-size computers are perfect for learning coding languages used for computer programming
    • Little Bits
      Use these electronic building blocks to create your own inventions
    • Snap Circuits
      Use color-coded kits to build circuits and experiment with motors, resistors, capacitors, and more; safe for kids
  • Mac and PC computers with Adobe Creative Cloud software
    Create your own company logo, or product design; includes Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop and more
 

Parma-Snow Branch Innovation Center

The Parma-Snow Branch Innovation Center is an ideal space for anyone interested in design, fabrication, home-based arts and crafts businesses and large format printing.
  • Makerbot 5th Generation 3-D printer
    Create a 3D prototype of your product idea; design and print custom projects
  • Shopbot Desktop CNC machine
  • HPT790ps Large Format Printer
    Print banners, maps, precise plans, and more up to 2400 dpi and up to 24" wide; print TIFF, JPEG, and PDF files directly from a USB drive, no computer required
  • Roland Vinyl cutter
    Cut precision graphics; create large format signs, labels, iron-on decals, and more
  • T-Shirt Heat Press
    Create custom t-shirts for your business or personal use
  • Cricut Wireless Craft Cutting Machine
    Cuts paper, vinyl, fabric and more to make invitations, cards, home d├ęcor, and more
  • Wacom Digitized Drawing Tablets
  • Elite Picture Mat Cutting system
  • Mac and PC computers with Adobe Creative Suite software
    Create your own company logo, or product design; includes Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop and more
 
Our Library, with the support of Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, and The Cleveland Foundation, wants to provide county residents with access to new technology and learning opportunities that spark innovation. The goal of the Innovation Centers is to help you turn your promising ideas into successful businesses!