Once again Studio 300 hosted a lively program of karaoke at this year’s Bolingbrook Park District’s Winterfest 2019. Performances ranged from old standards to new favorites and everything in-between. All the videos are available on our YouTube channel in four parts by order of performance.
On July 20, 1969 (nearly 50 years ago!) Neal Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon. The most powerful rocket ever made, the Saturn 5, made the journey possible.
Using Studio 300’s CR-10 large format 3D printer, we printed a 60″ model of the infamous Saturn 5 rocket. The machine printed the model in five stages, and these join together to form the complete model. The final 3D printing time topped 200 hours! These pictures recap key moments in the long process.
Studio 300 3D printed a Saturn 5 rocket model in five stages.
The next steps will include painting, detailing, and final assembly. Watch this blog for updates as the process continues. Meanwhile, to see this amazing model in person, stop by Studio 300.
Each winter musical artists from around the world take on the RPM challenge (Record Production Month) and record a full album of music in one month. And if that challenge alone isn’t hard enough, they do it in February—the shortest month of the year.
The contest doesn’t require you to write new songs (but it’s highly encouraged), but to win, you need to record ten tracks or 35 minutes of music.
Get started at the official RPM website, where you can sign up for your own dedicated artist page, listen to prior contributions, encourage other participates, and get feedback on your music. And on February 1st, it’s time to hit that big red record button.
Of course, Studio 300 is here to help with gear, recording spaces, and encouragement. We’ll get you rolling in no time.
Light painting photography is a fun activity for kids of all ages. Recently Studio 300 hosted a light painting portrait class for adults where our patrons learned the basic photography skills required for successful images. Then we kicked it in to high gear and added a flash to create some fun and interesting portraits. Go to our Flickr page for the results of the class.
If you’ve been to Studio 300 lately you might have noticed a small change outside our A/B/C video rooms. You may ask: What is this? Site preparation for a new art installation? Well, the first part of that sentence is correct (not so much the second).
We’ve relocated our book collection to the third floor with all the other adult nonfiction technology books and moved our display case to a different area inside Studio 300. In the blank space, we’re addressing power and computing needs for a minor expansion.
As part of our initiative to fully integrate our maker resources into Studio 300, we’re preparing to construct new counters, cabinets, and storage to better support our desktop fabrication machines.
Keep watching this space to see our plans take shape. Once completed you’ll be able to access all of the maker technology anytime Studio 300 is open. Meanwhile, pardon our dust …
Moms and their sons explored Studio 300 once again during our second Digital Date Night. The evening was filled with fun as patrons played music, made videos, used our Carvey desktop fabricator, built and coded a robot, and so much more.
Dads and their daughters explored Studio 300 once again during our latest Digital Date Night. The evening was filled with fun as patrons played music, made videos, used our Carvey desktop fabricator, built and coded a robot, and so much more.
Head on over to our Flickr site to see the finished photos from this year’s Fountaindale Public Library annual program. You can download various sizes of these finished portraits from Flickr and share them however you wish.
At this year’s program, our Fountaindale Public Library patrons experimented with two different animation styles: cutout stop-motion and computer-based animation. Here are their completed animations made during the November 2018 Animation Bootcamp program in Studio 300.