Bring home a kit and try out some new technology! Kits go out for 3 weeks, with no holds and no renewals.

What is an Arduino?

Arduino is an open-source platform used for building electronic projects. Arduino consists of a programmable circuit board (a microcontroller) and software that is used to write and upload code to the board. The board reads inputs, such as light, touch, or movement and turn the inputs into an output, activating a motor, turning on an LED, or sending a text message.   

Read the Getting Started with Arduino page from the creators of Arduino for more information. 

Check out a Arduino kit at the Youth Services Desk!

The library has 8 Arduino kits that you can check out and take home. Each kit includes:

  • 1 Arduino Uno 
  • 1 Mounting Plate
  • 1 Breadboard
  • 1 USB Cable
  • 1 9V Battery Clip
  • 2 Micro Servo Motors
  • 15 jumper wires
  • 5 LEDs
  • 1 DC Toy Motor
  • 10 ohm resistors
  • 2 Push Buttons
  • 1 Guide
 

What is a MaKey MaKey?

MaKey MaKey is an invention kit which allows you to turn conductive items into touchpads that can be recognized by your computer. Essentially, it’s a keyboard hack. MaKey MaKey lets you create new keyboard keys from everyday conductive objects, like fruits, Play-Doh, people, coins, aluminun foil, and more. Watch this video from the creators of MaKey MaKey.

Check out a MaKey MaKey kit at the Youth Services Desk!

The library has 4 MaKey MaKey kits that you can check out and take home. Each kit includes:

  • 1 MaKey MaKey HID board
  • 1 USB cable
  • 7 alligator clips
  • 15 jumper wires
  • 1 foot of conductive disposable tape
  • Getting Started Guide/kit inventory