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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- The East Baton Rouge Parish Library's 3D printer can make all kinds of objects, from skulls to art.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- The library's 3D printer turns out pretty much anything a patron can dream up, so long as it's no bigger than a shoebox.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Michael C. Brandyberry, left, the library's 3D printing guru, demonstrates the machine to Shirley Sherman and Marty and Julie Bergen.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- This small bust and lantern were made with the library's 3D printer.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- The 3D printer uses plastic filament, like thick, colored fishing line, to create objects.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge artist Jennifer Carwile, left, examines a robotic hand, as Michael C. Brandyberry, center, a 3D printing guru whose new title with the East Baton Rouge Parish LIbrary is 'Makerspace Technology Engineer,' explains the printing process of the MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D printer, foreground, during a demonstration recently that was part of an artists showcase at the SpringHill Suites on Howell Blvd. Others, from left, are Shirley Sherman, Julie Bergen and Monica Leger, all of Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING --This dragon is from the library's 3D printer.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Michael Brandyberry, right, the library's 3D printing guru, talks with Dan Mulligan, left, pointing out objects made with the machine, technically known as the MakerBot Replicator2X Experimental 3D Printer.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Prairieville's Wendy Hazey looks at a robotic hand made by a 3D printer, at a printing demonstration recently that was part of an artists showcase at the SpringHill Suites on Howell Blvd. Michael C. Brandyberry, a 3D printing guru whose new title with the East Baton Rouge Parish LIbrary is 'Makerspace Technology Engineer,' spearheaded the demonstration.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Michael C. Brandyberry, a 3D printing guru whose new title with the East Baton Rouge Parish LIbrary is 'Makerspace Technology Engineer.'

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge artist Jennifer Carwile, left, examines a robotic hand made with a 3D printer, as she talks with Michael C. Brandyberry, a 3D printing guru whose new title with the East Baton Rouge Parish LIbrary is 'Makerspace Technology Engineer,' at a printing demonstration recently that was part of an art show at the SpringHill Suites on Howell Blvd.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Julie Bergen, left, and her husband Marty Bergen, right, examine objects printed with the MakerBot Replicator2X Experimental 3D Printer, at a 3D printing demonstration recently that was part of an art show at the SpringHill Suites on Howell Blvd. The tall green object is a 'trebuchet,' a type of catapult. Michael C. Brandyberry, a 3D printing guru whose new title with the East Baton Rouge Parish LIbrary is 'Makerspace Technology Engineer,' spearheaded the demonstration.