Explore Kits

We now have Explore Kits available for checkout at the Clearview Library District! They’re currently located on the west side of the building near our Macintosh computers (ask a staff member if you can’t find them). Some Explore Kits can be checked out for two weeks at a time, but some are much more popular and have a one week checkout. Some of the Explore Kits can be renewed once as long as there are no holds placed on the items, however, the Lucky Day items cannot be renewed. Make sure to look at the item, the checkout receipt, or ask a librarian if you have any questions about checkout periods. The items are kept in small plastic boxes, ready for checkout. Some of them include project ideas and examples, but for more visit ideas on potential projects visit the Project Ideas section here.

  1. GoPro Video Camera and Accessories Kits
  2. StikBot Studio
  3. Dash Robot
  4. Makey Makey Classic Kit
  5. Raspberry Pi Model B
  6. Sphero (and BB-8)
  7. Ollie
  8. Redboard (Arduino)
  9. Digital Sandbox
  10. Cubelets
  11. Ozobot
  12. Snap Circuits
  13. Wacom Bamboo Tablet
  14. Rubik’s Cubes
  15. Fitbit Alta
  16. Star Wars Force Band with Sphero BB-8
  17. Sprint Mobile Hotspot
  18. Anki Cozmo
  19. Colorado State Parks Pass
  20. Beginner’s Guitar
  21. National Geographic Quadcopter Drone
  22. Microscope Kit
  23. Mineral Identification Kit
  24. Instax Mini 70 Instant “Polaroid” style camera

Here’s the list of what’s available for checkout:

1.

GoPro Video Camera and Accessories Kits

A small video camera able to capture high quality video. With optional accessories kits with various mounts to achieve the best possible footage. One week checkout.

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Link to the item in our catalog

2. StikBot Studio

Use StikBot and download the iOS or Android app to shoot your own stop motion videos. Using the green screen provided in the kit, everywhere becomes a stage with you as the director! Great for children and adults alike to learn how to shoot stop-motion videos.

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Link to item in our catalog for more information or to put on hold

3. Dash Robot

Dash is a real robot for children ages 8 and up that is responsive to its world; your child can bring it to life with our free apps available on iOS and Android. Dash comes with hundreds of exciting coding adventures and projects available in Wonder and Blockly apps.Use your Apple or Android smart phone or tablet to program Dash to move, dance, light up, make sounds, avoid obstacles, and even react to their voice. With the revolutionary free app Wonder, kids can program Dash to be the real robot pet, pal or sidekick of their dreams.No instructions needed! Our Wonder and Blockly apps feature built-in challenge tutorials that teach you how to program Dash from the very beginning of each program!

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Link to item in our catalog for more information or to put on hold

4. MaKey MaKey Classic Kit

An invention kit to turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet.

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Link to item in our catalog for more information or to put on hold

5. Raspberry Pi Model B 512MB

A low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python.

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Link to item in our catalog for more information or to put on hold

6. Sphero Both the Original and the BB-8 Star Wars version

A spherical robot toy that you drive using an iPad or iPhone.

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Link to item in our catalog for more information or to put on hold

7. Ollie

Similar to the Sphero, but with tracked wheels that allow more tricks.

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Link to item in our catalog for more information or to put on hold

 

8. Redboard (Arduino)

Open-source electronic prototyping platform allowing you to create interactive electronic objects.

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Link to item in our catalog for more information or to put on hold

9. Digital Sandbox

The Digital Sandbox (DS) is a learning platform that engages both the software and hardware worlds. It teaches the basics of programming using Arduino through short simple tutorials.

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Link to item in our catalog for more information or to put on hold

10. Cubelets

Inspiring the love of learning through simple robotics.

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Link to item in our catalog for more information or to put on hold

11. Ozobot

A way to play with robotics in a variety of social and interactive settings. Create mazes, tracks and playgrounds on paper, game boards and digital screens. Learn code language, robotic behavior and deductive reasoning while playing on multi-dimensional environments.

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12. Snap Circuits

Snap Circuits makes learning electronics easy and fun! Just follow the colorful pictures in our manual and build exciting projects, such as FM radios, digital voice recorders, AM radios, burglar alarms, doorbells, and much more!

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Link to item in our catalog for more information or to put on hold

13. Wacom Bamboo Tablet

The Intuos pen tablets offer a great way to get started with digital sketching or photo retouching. Designed for professional-level results, Intuos Pro pen tablets bring you additional features that make this the ideal tool for working on digital images, graphics and design projects, or advanced art.

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14. Rubik’s Cubes (assorted difficulty)

Rubik’s Cubes have been a favorite puzzle game for years, and we now offer several varieties for checkout. We have the standard, the beginner’s set, an advanced set, and an assorted shape set.

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15. Fitbit Alta

The Fitbit Alta is a wearable fitness tracker that syncs with your smartphone to monitor various health data and daily activity. Get activity, sleep & exercise tracking, reminders to move, and smart notifications that help enable you to take control of your health.

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16. Star Wars Force Band with Sphero BB-8

The Force Band  allows you to go deeper into the Star Wars™ galaxy. Learn how to master gesture driving, view your collection of Holocrons found in Force Awareness mode, and explore more ways to play. Pair with the Sphero BB-8, and control it using the Force!

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17. Sprint Mobile Hotspot

Use the Sprint Mobile Hotspot to take the internet with you just about anywhere!

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18. Anki Cozmo

Say hello to Cozmo, a gifted little guy with a mind of his own. He’s a real-life robot like you’ve only seen in movies, with a one-of-a-kind personality that evolves the more you hang out. He’ll nudge you to play and keep you constantly surprised. Cozmo’s your accomplice in a crazy amount of fun.

Link to item in our catalog for more information or to put on hold

19. Colorado State Parks Pass

The park pass is good for entry into any Colorado State Park for up to seven days. Colorado park passes are Lucky Day items, so they cannot be put on hold.

Link to item in our catalog for more information

20. Beginner’s Guitar Kit

Check out a 3/4 size classical guitar, along with a soft case and several DVD’s on learning guitar! Perfect for musicians just starting out, or for those who have always wanted to learn to play guitar!

Link to item in our catalog for more information

21. National Geographic Quadcopter Drone

Easy to use quadcopter with kid-friendly controls. Great for novice pilots, and it allows you to hold altitude, glide, race, and soar through the air!

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22. Microscope Kit

This is an ideal microscope for home school or for students in elementary to high school to learn science. 360 degree rotatable monocular head offers five magnification settings 40X, 100X, 250X, 400X & 1000XWidefield all optical glass elements includes single lens condenser with disc diaphragmSturdy all metal frameworkLED illumination system uses either an outlet (adapter included) or three AA batteries (or re-chargeable batteries)

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23. Mineral Identification Kit

Mineral collection contains 20 samplesSet also includes a magnifier, streak plate, magnet, iron nail, index (sort) cards, sorting needle, and a lab manualSamples are 1″ to 2″ in size and are individual marked with numbers for easy identificationSorting (index) cards use a process of elimination to assist in identificationSamples are packaged in a plastic tray.

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24. Instax Mini 70 Instant “Polariod” style camera (patron is responsible for providing the film)

New slimmer and lighter bodyAutomatic exposure measurement. The camera signals the recommended aperture setting with a flashing LED. This helps capture the perfect photo every time.New High-Key mode – Take brighter pictures with a soft look – perfect for portraits.New improved viewfinder for greater clarity and visibility.Uses Mini Instax film,Raspberry is a shade of red. Please Note: Kindly refer the User Manual before use. Patron is responsible for providing the film.

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