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Tutorials & learning resources for the Library FabLab. Check back frequently for updates.

FabLab Stations

Terms of Use

Who Can Use the RCC Library FabLab?

Use of the FabLab is limited to current RCC students, staff, and faculty with valid RCC I.D. Cards.

Hours of Operation

Mon - Thurs: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Users’ Responsibilities

Users agree to take precautions to avoid causing unnecessary mess or damage in the FabLab.

Users must provide their own external storage devices or cloud backup

Any work or changes saved on the computers in the FabLab will be deleted once the users are logged off and cannot be recovered.

The College and the RCC Library are not responsible for:

  • Manufacturing defects, or for the quality of any of the tools, materials, or equipment supplied via the RCC Library
  • Projects that are damaged or otherwise do not meet the user’s expectations
  • Equipment or files left in the FabLab
  • The loss of any data or information

Rules & Restrictions

No food or drink of any kind are allowed in the FabLab

All printing and fabricating equipment will be operated by the library staff only

RCC’s Computer and Internet Use Policy applies to the FabLab also

Costs & Fees

Use of some of the equipment and materials in the FabLab may be subject to a fee, such as use of the 3D and the large format printers.  Users will be charged based on the amount of materials used and/or the amount of time an item takes to be printed (3D printer).  Cash is the only acceptable form of payment.

Intellectual Property

Users of the FabLab agree to this statement on intellectual property:

"I warrant that I am authorized to use the applicable files, data, images, or any other materials (collectively “Content”) in the FabLab and that the use of the Content will not infringe upon any third-party’s copyright, patent, trademark trade secret or other proprietary or intellectual property rights."

Content & Use Limitations

FabLab users are expected to use the FabLab exclusively for lawful purposes that respect the policies of Robeson Community College and the Anne Moss-Biggs Library, as well as the safety and well-being of all students, faculty, staff, and patrons. Particularly, we prohibit using FabLab equipment to create any objects that endanger anyone, including weapons in violation of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-269.2.

Reserving the FabLab

Users must reserve the FabLab through the LibCal online reservation system.  Only two users are permitted to use the room at one time.  Users must indicate which equipment they plan to make use of when they fill out the associated booking form. In the event that a piece of equipment is not operational, the library staff will attempt to contact users who have previously made reservations; however, this courtesy is not guaranteed.

 

Ideas for Using the FabLab

Large Format Printer

Make posters for class projects or presentations

Create an advertisement for your business

 

3D Printer

Make a replacement part for a vehicle

Make a figurine for your collection

 

Audio/Video Recording

Create a podcast

Tape a speech; practice for class presentations or job interviews

 

Web Design & Creative Software

Design your own web app

Running for the SGA?  Design your own posters.