Come by the Launchpad and learn how you can digitize and convert your cassettes, VHS and records into digital collections using the Launchpad digitization equipment. Preserve and back up memories to digital formats making them easy to share and edit. Learn how to use the Digitization Station through our online tutorial for Audio Cassettes and LP Records and VHS. Use our Creation Stations to edit your digital files. Use of the Digitization Station is on a drop in basis, permissible by staff. Please speak to a staff member for equipment and access to the computers.
Have photos you wish to scan and digitize? Our Epson Flatbed Scanners can also scan slides & negatives. Scanning is free. Just bring your own portable storage device (i.e., USB Drive or SD card). Learn how to use the Scanner Stations through our online tutorial.
Use of the scanners are on a drop in basis, permissible by staff. Please speak to a staff member for equipment and access to the computers.
Cricut Maker 3 machines can cut, score and draw using a wide variety of materials, such as cardstock, light fabrics, and vinyl.
Cricut tool kits for use with the machines include: Fine Point Blade Kit Fabric Rotary Blade Kit Cricut Pens Draw Kit.
To learn more about the Cricut Maker 3 creation station and get certified to use this equipment, please complete the Cricut Maker 3 tutorial online.
Use of the Cricut machines are on a drop in basis, permissible by staff upon completion of the online certification tutorial and your free Richmond Public Library card.
Personalize shirts, hoodies, and more using the EasyPress 2 and make your own mugs with the Mug Press, now available at our Brighouse branch. Please note 1-on-1 appointments are required to access the EasyPress and Mug Press. Visit our Niche Academy tutorials about the EasyPress and Mug Press to learn more about these tools.
The Launchpad Classroom can be turned into a green screen studio. This is a 12foot green screen that reaches the floor. Great for above ground video and photos. Individuals as well as educators with groups are welcome to book the green screen for use. Please note 1-on-1 appointments are required to access the Green Screen and you’ll need to bring your own camera and recording devices.
The laser cutter at Richmond Public Library can cut and etch on baltic birch plywood and cardboard. A free online orientation is your first step to gaining access to remote laser cutting services at your library. Customers wanting to be certified must have a library card and be older than 18. For anyone wanting to learn more about laser cutter technology at the library you can view our past live stream highlight on Twitch, or Youtube or book a 1-on-1 Help with Launchpad Resources session with staff.