The Ovitt Family Community Library in Ontario now has a space for makers of all ages. The Lightspeed Makerspace opened Wednesday, Aug.

15, to a crowd of students and their families excited to work with 3D printers, a laser cutter, electronics and circuits, robotics and other high-tech equipment. “Teens can learn how to operate robots through coding,” Councilwoman Debra Dorst-Porada said.

“Small business entrepreneurs can use a 3D printer to make a prototype of a product they want to bring to market and artists can design three dimensional objects and print them using a laser cutter.” Gael Sandoval, 9 from Ontario, tries out the virtual reality makers program as his brother Andreus, 10, and father J.R. look on during the grand opening of the new Lightspeed Makerspace at the Ovitt Family Community Library in Ontario Wednesday.

The Ontario Montclair School District, city of Ontario, local businesses and college officials and local residents took part in the grand opening of the Lightspeed Makerspace at the Ovitt Family Community Library in Ontario Wednesday, August 15, 2018.Those who use the space can learn to create 3D objects, digital art and use virtual reality and all that is needed to use the facility is a library card. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) James Martinez, 13 from Ontario, tries out the virtual reality makers program during the grand opening of the new Lightspeed Makerspace at the Ovitt Family Community Library in Ontario Wednesday.

The Ontario Montclair School District, city of Ontario, local businesses and college officials and local residents took part in the grand opening of the Lightspeed Makerspace at the Ovitt Family Community Library in Ontario Wednesday, August 15, 2018.Those who use the space can learn to create 3D objects, digital art and use virtual reality and all that is needed to use the facility is a library card. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Ontario city council member Debra Prada explains the uses of the new 3D printer which library patrons will be able to use in the newly opened Lightspeed Makerspace at the Ovitt Family Community Library. Read more from dailybulletin.com…

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