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Scanning Photos Just Got Easier!

The Media Lab has installed a new piece of equipment called the FastFoto FF-680W Photo Scanner from Epson. Boasting a blazing-fast photo scan speed of one 4 x 6" photo per second at 300 dpi, you'll be able to efficiently digitize your prints. Documents from 2 x 2" to 8.5 x 240...

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Available Tools

Hardware Software
Mac Pro with two 27" monitors          Adobe Creative Suite
Intuos Pro Wacom Tablet Adobe Photoshop
Silhouette Cameo Vinyl Cutter Adobe Illustrator
Yeti Microphone Adobe InDesign
3D Printer Adobe Premiere Pro
Epson FastFoto Adobe After Effects
8mm and Super 8 Converter GarageBand
Epson V600 Scanner iMovie
VHS/DVD Player Roxio Toast DVD burner
USB Turntable Final Cut Pro
Cassette Player Logic Pro
Sawgrass VG500 Sublimation Printer       PrintMate
Cricket Mug Press Machine Silhouette Studio
Cricket EasyPress 2 Autodesk FUSION 360
iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit Blender

Media Conversion

We offer equipment for converting various types of media into digital files including:

  • 8mm and Super 8 film
  • Audio cassettes
  • Non-copyrighted CD / DVD
  • Film (35mm strips, mounted slides, and medium format strips)
  • Photographs up to 8.5×11.7″
  • Non-copyrighted VHS tapes
  • Vinyl records

We can also convert video from various types of video cameras. Call: 847-810-4610 or send a message to the Media Lab.

Vinyl Cutter

The Silhouette Cameo 4 uses a small blade to cut materials such as paper, cardstock, vinyl, and heat-transfer vinyl. Silhouette Studio is free to download and is used to prepare vector files to cut.

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3D Printer

Explore "additive manufacturing technology" by using the Lake Forest Library's 3D printer. 3D models are  printed using PLA (polyactic acid) which is a biodegradable plastic from plant-based sources. 

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(COMING SOON) Sublimation printers use a special kind of ink that allows for the print to be transferred onto another object. This allows you to apply custom artwork to a wide variety of items, from mugs to coasters to phone cases.

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Silhouette Studio is used to prepare and send files to the Cameo via standard USB. The software is free to download for both MAC and Windows and is available on Launch Pad laptops.

  • Adhesive Vinyl (12 x 12)
  • HTV (heat transfer vinyl) (12 x 12)
  • Magnet Backing Sheets (12 x 12)
  • Stiff Felt (12 x 12)
  • Cardstock (12 x 12)

Submit a 3D print file using the form on this page.

Ceramic Mug


Craftsy through Hoopla A video library of projects for bakers, designers, sewers, knitters, and more.

Creativebug A video library of tutorials for DIY crafters, creators, and artists. Includes patterns and some project lists.

LinkedIn Learning Learn technology and creative skills with over 700 course subjects including photography, illustration, 3D animation, video and graphic design.

CRAFT & HOBBY Start crafting your dreams today! Discover a world of creativity and unleash your imagination with tutorials and inspiration from Craft & Hobby.


1 digital camera, 4.3x Wide Angle Lens & Case, 2.2x Telephoto Lens with Case, 18-55mm Lens, 32GB SD Card, SD Card Reader, SD Card Holder, Battery, Battery Charger, Tripod & Tripod Carrying Case, Neck Strap ; case 21 x 27 x 14 cm

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Digitize VHS tapes. VCR not included. 

1 video capture : white, red, yellow ; 3 x 11 x 1 cm + 1 set of composite cables + 1 instruction sheet

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1 DVD recorder/VCR + 1 remote control + 1 HDMI cable + 1 RCA composite cable (Y/W/R) + 1 briefcase+ 1 owner's manual + 1 quick start guide. briefcase 45 x 33 x 17 cm

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The Kodak Scanza converts film negatives and slides to JPEGs in seconds.

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1 digital video camera : plastic, glass, black ; 7 x 5 x 3 cm + 1 micro SD card adapter + 1 micro SD card (inside of camera) + 1 house with mounting buckle and thumb screw + 1 USB-C cable + 1 AC power adapter + 1 extendable selfie stick with thumb screw + 1 flexible tripod + 1 floating handle with thumb screw + 1 chest mount + 1 head mount + micro SD card reader + 1 GoPro carrying case & instruction booklet.

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A Wi-Fi hotspot is a device that allows you to connect your mobile enabled devices (e.g. laptop, smartphones, tablets, etc.) to the Internet. The hotspot is portable so you can connect your device almost wherever you go (for example: home, on the bus, in the park, etc.).

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1 game console : plastic, black ; 4 x 3 x 10 cm + 1 Joy-Con (L) neon blue + 1 Joy-Con (R) neon red + Joy-Con straps + 1 high speed HDMI cable + 1 Switch dock + 1 Joy-Con grip + AC adapter + guide

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1 streaming player : plastic and metal ; 7 x 4 x 2 cm + 1 remote, 1 USB power cable, 1 power adapter, 1 high speed HDMI cable, 1 quick start guide

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