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.
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.
Build simple robots with Cubelet blocks! You don’t need to know how to code or wire to construct robots with Cubelets. Snap the robot blocks together and the magnetic faces do the rest.
LittleBits are an excellent introductin to coding, with color-coded electronic building blocks that are magnetic and reusable.
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.
Ozobot Bits gets kids coding and loving robots with the stroke of a marker. Customize, code with colors!
Learn the basics of circuitry with SnapCircuits and SnapCircuits Arcade!