Bring home a kit and try out some new technology! Kits go out for 3 weeks, with no holds and no renewals. You can find our kits in the Collaboratory, our new makerspace, on the 2nd floor.

The library has a variety of new STEAM kits that will be introduced over the summer of 2018, with the opening of the Collaboratory. This space will be updated as those kits become available.

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.   

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.