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About the Library of Things

The Library of Things is a lending library of instructional technology, kits, and equipment available for use by TST BOCES component districts.  It is collaboratively managed by the School Library System, Cooperative Enrichment, and Model Schools programs. We also thank the folks at Dell who generously gifted us equipment and provide ongoing support to our team.

Our Library of Things is available to the region along with support in planning and implementation. Our Technology Integration Instructional Specialists will work with you and students by request. For inquires, please email libraryofthings@tstboces.org.

The Library of Things Catalog

 

Arduino Wildfire

Arbuino Wildfire

Meet WildFire, an Arduino-compatible board for internet-connected sensor networks, data logging, and embedded web servers. Head over to the Shed product page for more information and the Wicked Device WildFire page for tutorials, quickstart instructions and more.

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Bee Bots & Accessories

Treasure Map Bee Bot with Command Cards

These robots are designed for use by young children. Colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robots are a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, algorithms, coding, and for just having fun! Supporting accessories like floor mats, charging stations, and command cards are also available!

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Bloxels

Bloxels. Build a board, then play.

 

Students learn to use design logic and computer science to create and play games that demonstrate their knowledge of any content they choose.

Bloxels employs the devices of an animated narrative–character, environment, and trials–combining them into a video game to design, code, play, share and collaborate alongside peers.

Each kit comes with 5 boards (can be done in pairs).

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Breakout EDU Kits

Breakout EDU Kit

The Breakout EDU kit is a unique collection of re-settable locks, boxes, and items that can be used to play immersive learning games.

It’s time for something different.

Breakout EDU.

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Cricut Cutting Machine

cricut cutting machine

 

Allows teachers and students to create and design personalized, professional-quality projects with ease, including 3D prototypes of projects that can then be used for 3D printing. Cuts a variety of materials including paper of various weights, fabrics, balsa wood, vinyl and more. 

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Cubelets

cubelets

Robot construction system designed for innovators ages four and up.  Designed to teach the big lessons behind complex systems, design thinking, and robots.

Snap the robot blocks together and the magnetic faces do the rest.  Every unique arrangement is a new robot with novel behaviors emerging from the construction.

Each kit comes with enough Cubelets for 4 groups (2-3 students per group).

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Digital Cameras & Accessories

Garmin VIRB 360 cameraGoPro Hero7 BlackMoultrie A-40i Pro

 

Need to capture video and or still photographs? How about 360-degree images and video? No problem! We have a variety of cameras and accessories available to meet your needs, from video cameras, to underwater cameras, to trail cameras.

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Please note: Due to regulations, all drone lenders must have a consultation prior to lending. Please email libraryofthings@tstboces.org to request a consultation. 

Drones & Drone Accessories

 

The Parrot Bebop 2 is a quad-copter drone with camera Parrot Mambo Mission Play and Pilot Drone

 

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Hummingbird Robotics Kit

Allows students to create and program robots built from electronic components and craft materials.

The Hummingbird cultivates creativity and computational thinking by engaging students and teachers in programming and robotics.

Each kit serves 4 groups (a total of 8-12 students).

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K’NEX Kits

Two kits for all of your STEM needs! One kit allows students to explore the scientific concepts associated with simple machines: levers and pulleys, wheel and axle, inclined planes, gears, wedge and screw. The other puts physical science concepts in the hands of students as they explore bridges. 

Students will acquire skills using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to information and concepts.

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littleBits Kits

What are littleBits

littleBits are modular, color-coded, electronic building blocks that can be used to create many different inventions. We have multiple types of kits for a variety of purposes!

 

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Makey Makey Classic

Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century, turning everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet.

It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.

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micro:bit Inventor’s kitSparkFun Inventor's Kit for micro:bit

The Inventor’s Kit for micro:bit is a great way to get creative, connected and coding with the micro:bit. Kit includes everything you need to hook up and experiment with multiple electronic circuits: read sensors, move motors, build Bluetooth®devices and more.

Anyone can (and should) experiment with cutting-edge electronics in a fun and playful way without breaking the bank.The kit does not require any soldering and is recommended for all users, from beginners to engineers.

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Microphones

Snowball mocriphone

 

Capture audio for vocals, music, multimedia production and gaming. The Snowball—the world’s most popular family of USB microphones – delivers natural sound directly to your desktop.

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Music – Instruments & Digital!

Roli Lightpad Block M

 

Explore our growing library of music-related items for sound production of all types! Let’s make some noise!

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Ozobot Classroom Kit

 

Small, smart toy robots that empower gamers and learners to code, play, create and connect the physical and digital worlds. Programing Ozobot is simple – you can do this by simply drawing lines and using colors.

Creativity, artistic expression, logical reasoning, and high level coding concepts.

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Pro Bot

Pro-Bot drawing

Pro-Bot offers students an enticing, engaging, and hands-on experience with Logo programming and robotic controls. As “big brother” to Bee-Bot, Pro-Bot can be operated in Bee-Bot mode using only the arrow keys and GO button. In Logo mode, arrow keys can be combined with the number buttons with distances entered for movement and degrees entered for turns. Students transition easily from one mode to another.

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Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kits

Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Starter Kit touch screen monitor and wireless keyboard and mouse combo

 

The Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit is a great way to gain a solid introduction to the small, credit-card-sized computer. The online guides and tutorials contain step-by-step instructions for how to set up your Raspberry Pi and how to program it in a variety of languages.

Monitors, keyboards, & mice are combination available for use with the Raspberry Pi kit.

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The sphero SPRK+ takes hands-on learning up a notch. It’s a programmable robot with programmable sensors like motor encoders, LED lights, an accelerometer, and a gyroscope allow for countless experiences and coding conditions. SPRK+ will foster a love of robotics, coding, and STEAM principles… all through play.

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Studio Photography

All the accessories you need to produce video! Chromakey Backdrops, Umbrella & Softbox Lighting Kit

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Vex Robotics Kits

Vex EDR Educational Robotics Clawbot Kit VEX IQ Robotics Kit with Controller

These robotics kits providing the tools to inspire the problem solvers of tomorrow. With different types of kits, students build, code, and create!

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Virtual Reality Equipment & KitsDell Visor virtual reality setup includes headset, controllers, and computerMerge Virtual Reality Goggles-Purple

From full set-ups (including headset, controllers, and computer) to headsets to explore mobile virtual reality experiences!

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