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Amanda Mellor, Administrative Clerk, Octavia Lab

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Octavia Lab's 3D printers making face shields

Face Shield 3D Printing 101

May 07, 2020

Over this past month, the Octavia Lab has transformed itself from a hobbyist makerspace to a light manufacturing powerhouse to help produce PPE (personal protective equipment) face shields for the local medical community.


Octavia staff playlists

Octavia Lab Freegal Playlists: Listen While You Work

May 05, 2020

Over the past month, the Octavia Lab, the do-it-yourself makerspace at Central Library, has transformed itself into a light manufacturing center making face shields for the local medical community combating the cor


No-sew fabric face mask

Mask Making Made Easy

April 20, 2020

All Angelenos are required to wear non-medical face coverings in public to limit the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 at this time. While bandannas and scarves are good starting points, what if you want to wear a fabric mask?


Mount Rushmore heads plus Amanda's head

The Green Screen: How to Get Started

August 12, 2019

Be truly green, save time, money, and resources by traveling via green screen. Go anywhere, any time, any dimension from the comfort of the Octavia Lab.

Wow, that only took you 15 minutes!


3D printed image

3D Print Your Ideas in the Lab

June 11, 2019

Ever think about designing your own toys, creating a personalized gift, prototyping your invention, or even replacing a broken oven knob?


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