Library Innovation and Creation Hub
The Library Innovation and Creation Hub, located on each USAHS campus, is designed to make innovative technologies more accessible to students, staff, and faculty members, and share clinical applications of these technologies.
Hub technologies require training to use. Please click the tabs to the left to learn more about each technology.
Attend an upcoming Meta Quest 2 Virtual Reality Training to become eligible to check out a Quest 2 headset from the library. Trainings are live and online; they focus on using the Quest 2 in a safe and engaging way.
Meta Quest 2 headsets are available as an on-campus, two hour checkout for any student, faculty member, or staff member who has completed the required training. Ask at the library desk to check out a Quest 2. Individuals who check out the Quest 2 are responsible for finding a safe, indoor location to use the Quest on campus, as our libraries currently do not have a designated virtual reality space.
Attend an upcoming in-person 3D Printer Training on your campus as your first step in printing your own academic, clinical, or work-related projects. 3D Printer Trainings are held live, on-campus in small groups of 5 or fewer; our library staff will walk participants through a hands-on 3D printing experience, including finding files, setting up files, preparing and starting the printer. Attending the training is required for any student or staff member who would like to set a 3D printing appointment on their campus.
Before you submit the appointment form, please choose a file for the object you'd like to print. Information on this is provided as part of the required training. A primary online repository we suggest is Thingiverse. More advanced individuals may choose to create their own file using Tinkercad.
Look for files that:
- Can be used with FDM printers
- List print specifications like infill percentage, layer thickness, number of contours, and material used
- Work well with PLA filament
- Are relevant to your academic or clinical work
Schedule a 3D printing appointment, after you have completed the introductory training and determined what file you would like to print. Appointments are held daily on each campus in the morning hours, as early as 7 am, but potentially later depending on the complexity of the print job.
During your 3D printing appointment, you will work one-on-one with a library staff member to prepare your print file, transfer the file to the printer, load filament, prepare the printer, and start the print job. Plan for this to take about one hour.
You may return to the library at the time your print job is supposed to finish to experience removing the 3D printed object from the printer, and cleaning up. If you are unable to return when your print job finishes due to the timing, you may make arrangements to pick up your 3D printed object another time.