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Printer turning out 3-D copies of images

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The printers at the library in Westport can make 3-D copies from objects found online. 

"But probably in the 80s you didn't expect to find personal computers in the library either," said Maxine Bleiweis of Westport Public Library. "And libraries are the perfect place."

The printers lay down layers of plastic and gradually build up objects from the mundane to the magical. 

"It's a lot of fun because I can make anything I want out of the 3-D printer," said seventh-grader Graham Nash, who made a cell phone cover.

Graham told Eyewitness News she has been using the printer for 10 weeks and is still "amazed" by it.

The printer's cost starts at $400 for do-it-yourself kits. The ones in Westport cost about $2,500 and folks from 8 to 80 can sign up and use them.

"Here we are in a library that is always about sharing ideas," said Bill Derry of Westport Public Library.

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