AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine State Library’s “unlimited possibilities” room is now open for business, featuring 3-D printers, large scanners capable of digitizing and preserving photos and even a mini robot that rolls around people’s feet.

The Kennebec Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1NPIh9r ) people can engage in hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — all for free at librarian James Ritter’s makerspace.

The “UP Room” also features tablet computers with computer-aided design programs, an electronic cutting machine that slices and trims greeting cards and other scrapbook items, along with a printer that can reproduce maps.

Ritter says $15,000 from a private grant as well as state and federal funds support the space, which held its grand opening on Thursday.

The room is available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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