Members can now check out a tech kit for at-home use to learn and explore technology on their own. Filled with tech toys from robots to mini programmable computers, these kits are interactive and can be used by youths, teens, and adults. Designed to be explored independently, these kits include simple how-to instructions that make learning new technology fun and simple.
- Equipment is available for check out on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Some equipment requires a laptop, tablet, or smartphone to function properly. These are not provided for loan. Click the “check availability” button for details.
- Holds may be placed on these items via the Check Availability buttons below.
- Up to two items may be checked out for 7 days with a 7-day renewal available unless another member has placed a hold.
- Items on hold may be picked up at the Tech Help Desk.
- Members must have a signed Technology Borrow Agreement on file.
- Members must be 18 or older to check items out of the building. Staff will verify your ID and current address at the time of checkout. Please be prepared to show your photo ID.
- Items returned damaged, missing parts, or significantly late may result in a replacement charge.
Taking this equipment home isn’t necessary. If you want to use it in the building, you’re more than welcome to do so. We also have plenty of In-building Technology ready for your use.
Please keep an eye on this page as we’ll be adding additional kits in the future.
ALESIS V25 MIDI KEYBOARD AND DRUM PAD
- MIDI Keyboard with 25 full-sized, velocity sensitive square-front keys, perfect for playing Virtual Instruments
- 8 velocity- and pressure-sensitive backlit pads for beat production and clip launching
- 4 assignable knobs and 4 assignable buttons interface with your music software. Seamless, visual feedback via illuminated buttons and knobs
- Octave Up and Down buttons let you access the full keyboard range and Pitch and modulation wheels deliver expressive, creative control
- Premium Software Included – Includes Ableton Live Lite, Xpand!2 virtual instrument software by Air Music Tech and MPC Beats
Artie 3000™ is a programmable robot draws whatever you code on any sheet of paper. You write the code and Artie 3000 draws the lines! Easy to learn and cool to create with, Artie 3000 also comes ready to draw with preprogrammed designs, shapes, and games.
A synth, looper, and controller that lets you create songs with intuitive gestures like tapping, sliding, and waving. PLAY IMMEDIATELY With the onboard synthesizer and built-in speaker. MAKE SONGS IN SECONDS Anywhere, anytime with anyone by layering Drum, Bass, Chord, and Lead parts. CONTROL ANYTHING Use MIDI over Bluetooth or USB to connect to all of your favorite music-making apps and hardware synths.
AWS Deep Composer
- AWS DeepComposer gives developers a creative way to get started with machine learning. Get hands-on, literally, with a musical keyboard and the latest machine learning techniques, designed to expand your ML skills.
- Keyboard – Input a melody by connecting the AWS DeepComposer keyboard to your computer. Use the hardware buttons on the keyboard to control the volume, playback, and recording flow, as well as the built-in functions to create more complex inputs.
- Console – Generate an original musical composition in seconds, using the pre-trained genre models in the AWS DeepComposer console. Choose from rock, pop, jazz, classical, or build your own custom genre.
- Publish – Share your creations by publishing your tracks to SoundCloud in just a few clicks from the AWS DeepComposer console.
- Build Generative AI models – You can build your own custom model and music with Amazon SageMaker.
- Programmable robot is ideal for teaching control, directional language, and more
- Sturdy and small design with clear and bright buttons and a memory of up to 40 steps
- Sounds and flashing eyes confirm your instructions
- Introduce sequencing and can be used for individual or collaborative play
- Rechargeable and Bluetooth enabled and connects with tablets, PCs and Macs
Blumway Portable Cassette Player & Tape-To-MP3 Converter
Convert audio music cassette tape to MP3 format without computer needed. Quickly converts your old cassettes – either manually or automatically – really handy and easy to use.
I can be anything you wish. I can walk, I can grab, I can drive, I can…
I’m not just one robot, I’m a whole universe. Click various modules together, and build a lot of me! A snake with 6 legs? No problem! A car with 4 feet? Yes, why not! A Godzilla that throws things everywhere with its tail? Oh, that’s wild! I’m exactly as wild as your imagination.
CUBELETS (Set #1)
Cubelets allow you to make different robots with the combination of Lego blocks. Simply connect the blocks together, turn on the power cube and watch your creation come alive.
Epson V600 Flatbed Scanner
The Epson Perfection V600 Photo delivers outstanding quality scans from photos, film, slides and everyday documents. With 6400 x 9600 dpi resolution, this high performance scanner ensures precision film scanning for sharp, vivid reproductions up to 17″ x 22″ Featuring DIGITAL ICE® for both film and prints, one-touch color restoration and ArcSoft PhotoStudio, this scanner provides a complete photo restoration solution.
Learning Friends 100 Words Book
Meet learning friends Turtle, Tiger and Monkey who will introduce more than 100 age-appropriate words chosen by learning experts. Word categories include: pets, animals, food, mealtime, colors, activities, opposites, outside and more. Touching the words on the pages plays the words, sound effects and fun facts; hear the Learning Friends theme song and My Favorite Word by pressing the light-up star button. Words, songs and instructions can be heard in both English and Spanish for a full bilingual experience. Intended for ages 18+ months.
My Own Leaptop
Learn about the alphabet, spell your name and more on a pretend play Leapfrog computer built for kids. Tap away in 4 learning modes—ABCs, Messages, Games and Music—and bop along to 16 songs and melodies. Be big – and little. Pretend to be like Mom and Dad with fun computer role-play, such as emailing with Scout or Violet, and a take-along handle. Send and receive pretend emails, learn letters and animal names, and sing along with 16 songs and melodies. Intended for ages 2-4 years
With 3 different settings for children to choose from, Rugged Robot is designed for robust challenges navigating all terrains including, sand, grit, dirt and grass. Boasting Bluetooth functionality, Rugged Robot can also be controlled via a free tablet app or the TTS TacTile reader.
With a memory of up to 256 steps, Rugged Robot will be able to carry out the most challenging of activities. Rugged Robot also boasts an obstacle sensor (which can be turned on and off), that will detect obstacles in front of the robot and reverse and rotate 45 degrees before carrying out the rest of the program.
Wacom Intuos Draw
This is a screenless drawing tablet that is perfect for beginner artists. The Wacom Intuos Draw does not require any key programming and is very easy to pick up and draw. It has the following features:
- 1024 levels of pen pressure sensitivity
- 6.0 x 3.7” Active Area
- Easy to program express keys
- Mac & Windows Compatible
Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Small Tablet (PTH451)
Need to physically draw or write on the computer? The Wacom Intuos Pro is a screenless drawing tablet that connects to a computer. It has the following features:
- 2048 levels of pen pressure sensitivity both pen tip and eraser
- Tilt/angle and rotation sensitivity
- 6.2 x 3.9″ Active Area
- Multi-Touch Support, USB Interface
- Express View Display, Touch Ring
- Mac & Windows Compatible
Whether you’re just starting in digital creation, want to add a twist to your visual thinking or looking to improve your digital expression, Wacom One delivers a great experience. It comes with all the essentials to spice up your digital life. There’s the natural pen feel on the 13.3” screen, the included creative software – even the ability to connect to certain Android devices. And it’s compatible with leading pen brands too. Open up new possibilities with Wacom One.