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Families: Use Sudden Valley library’s 3-D printer

People can use a 3-D printer for free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at South Whatcom Library, 10 Barnview Court, inside Sudden Valley Gate 2.

Download the free software at makerbot.com/desktop or tinkercad.com and bring the file to print on a flash drive. Printing time must be under two hours. Design is subject to approval by library staff. Limit two items per person monthly.

Library staff are happy to help and answer questions, said Branch Manager Karin Schulhauser.

“We’re here to help them, show them how it works,” she said.

The printer has become quite a conversation piece and has fostered curiosity among children and grownups alike, she said. One family is cooperating on a quadcopter that a child is building by creating the individual parts.

Details: call Schulhauser at 360-305-3600.

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