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The Los Angeles Public Library wants to make it easier for you to make stuff. The new Octavia Lab maker space/audiovisual studio at the L.A. Central Library is 3,000 square feet designed to help you make your thing. It lets you do everything from 3D printing and using a laser cutter to filming on a green screen and using fancy sewing machines.
“We are wildly enthusiastic about it,” City Librarian John Szabo said. “This is a space that is an equalizing space. This is an opportunity for the poorest child in L.A. to have access to some incredibly expensive technology that they might not have at school.”