October 13, 2015
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Where ideas abound
Warwick Beacon photos

An open house was held Saturday for the latest innovation at the Warwick Public Library – the Idea Studio. Funded with a Champlin Foundations grant, the studio offers some of the latest technologies, including a 3-D printer that allows, with the use of a computer program, the user to design and then produce an object in plastic. Above, library director Diane Greenwald holds a cookie cutter produced with the printer and a cookie made from the cutter. No, the printer wasn’t used to make the cookie – it was baked in a conventional oven. And building his own machine from plastic gears is Gavin Drew, a fourth grader at St. Peter’s School. Gavin designed and produced a ring off the 3-D printer.

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