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Several children play video games in the teen hangout room. That room and the kids’ room were among the most popular during the first day, said Rebecca Stavick, Do Space’s executive director.

There's nothing like Do Space in the country. Our mission is to empower everyone in Omaha with access to technology and innovative learning experiences.

We’re open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, and the best part is: We're absolutely free!

If you’ve been or have yet to walk through our doors, here are five things to try at Do Space:

1. Freshen up your software skills

Do Space offers high-end software, including the full Adobe Creative Suite. That means you can use Photoshop and Illustrator at Do Space. Computers are loaded with software for business and home, designing and creating, putting untapped potential at your fingertips.

The latest software are loaded on more than 50 public access PCs and Macs; more than 60 laptops, including Macbook Airs, Dell PCs and Chromebooks; and more than a dozen iPad Airs and 80 Kindle Fire HD tablets. And all of this is provided with open access to our super-fast gigabit Internet connectivity.

2. Learn something new in our 3D Lab

Have you heard of 3D printing, but you've never seen a 3D printer in action? Just as the Internet changed our lives, 3D printing is predicted to do the same. Visit our 3D Lab and check out our 3D printers and laser cutters. Meet up with a volunteer mentor or take a demo class to enhance your technology knowledge and improve your understanding of the hardware and software associated with 3D printing.

The laser cutter, also in the 3D Lab, can be used for cutting or etching a variety of materials, making any number of items such as customized wedding glasses, wood plaques or holiday decorations.

3) Check out our Double Robots

Do you have friends and family all across the country? Made famous by TV shows like “The Big Bang Theory” and “Modern Family,” Double Robots are a unique way to connect with people anywhere in the world. These robots allow people to talk to others through a speaker on the robot, view the robot’s environment via a webcam and control the robot’s movements all from their home computers. Send someone in a different country a link and they can control our Double Robots from their laptop and zoom around the building with you.

4) Family tech night

Host a free family tech night at Do Space with our interactive tech kits. Kids can embrace technology with Dash and Dot, a pair of cute robots that use an iPad mini as a remote. From beginners as early as preschool-aged children to more challenging options for older kids and parents, the robots make learning to code fun for all ages!

5) Become a volunteer!

Looking for unique ways to give back to the community? Become a Do Space volunteer. You don’t have to be a technology expert to get involved; you just need a desire to help other people. Do Space provides a variety of experiential opportunities for volunteering and contributing to our success. Learn more here

I invite you to jump in. Don’t worry about how much you know or don’t know about technology. It’s about learning, creating and exploring.

See you at Do Space!

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