Makerspace Kits

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Makerspace Kits

Take home a makerspace kit and have fun with the whole family. These kits are designed to inspire the STEM in everyone. Kits include coding, robots, circuits designed for creative learning, inventing and play!

Kits Available for Loan

The 30 in 1 Electronic Project Lab Kit makes a great introduction to the world of electronics and an ideal present for the budding electronics expert! Build a radio, burglar alarm, water detector, Morse code practice circuit, simple computer circuits.

Online resources:

https://core-electronics.com.au/30-in-1-electronics-lab-kit.html

Please note kit is intended for borrowers ages 8+. The kit contains choking hazards.

(Note: packaging states 14 and over, this is an error)

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Bee-Bot is an exciting new robot designed for use by young children. This colourful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!

Now Bee-Bot can draw! Simply click on the shell, place a pen in the pen holder and off you go.

Online resources:

Bee-Bot® Programmable Floor Robot from TTS Group - YouTube

Bee-Bot pen holder from TTS Group - YouTube

2015-bee-bot-activities-lr-au.pdf (teaching.com.au)

Please note kit is intended for borrowers ages 6+. The kit contains choking hazards.

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Have you ever used beeswax wraps?

Beeswax wraps are a sustainable alternative to plastic cling wrap, and a fantastic way to reduce your use of plastic in the kitchen. This kit will help you make your own beeswax wraps at home. Material is provided but feel free to use your own cotton squares or make different shapes.

Beeswax blocks and instructions are sourced from The Family Hub Organics - thefamilyhub.com.au

Please note kit is intended for borrowers ages 16+. The kit contains choking hazards.

The Edison Robot Kit contains a robot and activity expansion pack. The Edison robot has a range of functionality designed specifically for different age groups. The robot can scan pre-selected barcodes to execute various programmable functions like following a light source, obstacle avoidance, and can even be programmed to respond to your TV remote control! For more advanced programmers, there is block based programming, Scratch based programming, and even Python based programming!

The expansion kit allows Edison to be re-configured into a programmable digger or crane! Edison’s design also allows for attachment of Lego! The Edison robot is a great way to foster creativity and STEM skills at the same time!

Online Resources
https://meetedison.com/robot-activities/
https://meetedison.com/edison-at-home/
https://meetedison.com/barcodes/

Please note kit is intended for borrowers ages 4+. The kit contains choking hazards.

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To try virtual reality right from your phone, use Google Cardboard. View pictures, play games, and experience virtual reality through a VR viewer that you can buy or make at home. Learn more about how Cardboard works

Online Resources
Set up Google Cardboard guide

Paper Circuits
The SparkFun Paper Circuits provide you with fun and informative light up robot cards that should only take between 5 to 10 minutes to assemble. The only things you need to supply are scissors, a hole punch, tape, and any colouring supplies. All other items are included in the kit.

Online Resource
Spark Fun

Please note: Google Cardboard & Paper Circuits kit is intended for borrowers ages 6+. The kit contains choking hazards.

To try virtual reality right from your phone, use Google Cardboard. View pictures, play games, and experience virtual reality through a VR viewer that you can buy or make at home. Learn more about how Cardboard works

Online Resources
Set up Google Cardboard guide

Paper Circuits
The SparkFun Paper Circuits provide you with fun and informative light up robot cards that should only take between 5 to 10 minutes to assemble. The only things you need to supply are scissors, a hole punch, tape, and any colouring supplies. All other items are included in the kit.

Online Resource
Spark Fun

Please note: Google Cardboard & Paper Circuits kit is intended for borrowers ages 6+. The kit contains choking hazards.

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Honeycomb is a set of playful electronic blocks, designed for makers ages 3 and up. With so many different types of blocks and endless combinations, you can quickly design, program, and prototype your own creations.


Online Resources
Honeycomb
Honeycomb how to use guide

Please note: this kit is intended for borrowers ages 5+. The kits also contains choking hazards.

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Base Inventors Kit from LittleBits includes everything creative kids need to turn their ideas into inventions! With a range of Bits that move, light up, and make noise, kids gain STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) skills by learning how technology is built.

Over 12 activities in the free Inventor App guides kids through building fun inventions, like a voice-activated robotic gripper arm, or a room protecting intruder alarm. Then kids are challenged to create their own inventions to improve their room, help their community, or save the world. Through hands-on play, kids gain lifelong skills to become change-makers through invention. Product features include in-app instructions for over 12 activities, tech sensors, paper templates, mounting boards, LED light, motor, stickers, free Inventor App, and battery.

Online Resources
LittleBits
Website with inspiring ideas


Please note: this kit is intended for borrowers ages 8+. The kit contains choking hazards.

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Learn through virtual reality! With the Merge Cube you can hold virtual objects in your hand and learn about anatomy, maths, science, engineering and more. The durable and soft Cube is compatible with over 30 available apps to learn and play.

Merge enables active learning by enabling students to learn and create in entirely new ways while giving teachers simple AR/VR tools that increase student engagement, intellectual curiosity and classroom achievement. At the core is the MERGE Cube – a digital school supply that extends learning beyond the limitations of device screens by giving students the ability to interact with virtual objects.

Online Resources

https://d4iqe7beda780.cloudfront.net/resources/static/main/pdf/makerspace-lessons.pdf
https://mergeedu.com/?cr=5335

Please note kit is intended for borrowers ages 10+. The kit contains choking hazards.

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BBC Micro:bit by BBC has become the heart of countless creative digital technology projects around the world and a trusted educational learning system. This tiny programmable platform teaches through invention. Learn to code, design animated LED games, interface with sensors, all on the one board. Micro:bit users have full access to the BBC micro:bit website  where fresh lesson plans are shared along with tutorials and tips for everyone be you educators, parents, workshop coordinators or just an aspiring maker.

Bit:Bot - This (almost) ready-assembled robot requires no soldering, no wires and nothing more than a screwdriver to complete it.

Online Resources
BBC micro:bit website  and guide
Bit:Bot assembly instructions


Please note; this kit is intended for borrowers ages AGE 7 +. The kit contains choking hazards.

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The Pi Supply micro:bit Tinker Kit is a set of micro:bit accessories that enables you to connect all kinds of modules easily to help you learn about coding and physical computing. The kit comes with ten different modules that are all designed to be controlled via the BBC micro:bit.

We've developed 21 guides around this kit to help get you up and running as quickly as possible.

Please note kit is intended for borrowers ages AGE 7 +. The kit contains choking hazards.

Online Resources

micro:bit Tinker Kit Projects

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Awaken your child's cognitive abilities through these fun-filled coding games! With Osmo Coding Starter Kit, your kid coder will learn how to place physical blocks into sequences and understand the basics of programming, all while developing creative confidence and a love for learning.
Osmo is magic! Encourage your child to think logically while controlling onscreen characters and learning to code. Build computational thinking skills, pattern recognition, visual acuity, and more!

Online Resources

Set Up Video Tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wejlT5ib0lE
https://www.playosmo.com/en/shopping/kits/coding/

Help
https://support.playosmo.com/hc/en-us

Please note kit is intended for borrowers ages 5+. The kit contains choking hazards.

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This is the Ozobot Bit Dual 2.0 Educational robot in Crystal White and Black. With Ozobot you'll be able to introduce logic-based decision making and initial coding principles to young learners in an interactive way. The Ozobot can follow hand-drawn lines, read colour sequences to perform special actions and even be 'flashed' with a block-based coding app to perform Scratch-styled programs. It's one of our favourite educational tools for young learners.

Online Resources
Ozobot
Colour Code guides
Webpage with inspiring ideas

Please note: this kit is intended for borrowers ages age 5 +. The kit contains choking hazards.

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This is the Ozobot Bit 2.0 Educational robot in Crystal White. With Ozobot you'll be able to introduce logic-based decision making and initial coding principles to young learners in an interactive way. The Ozobot can follow hand-drawn lines, read colour sequences to perform special actions and even be 'flashed' with a block-based coding app to perform Scratch-styled programs. It's one of our favourite educational tools for young learners.

Online Resources
Ozobot
Colour Code guides
Webpage with inspiring ideas


Please note kit is intended for borrowers ages 5+. The kit contains choking hazards.

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Designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding, SPRK+ is far more than just a robot.

Online Resources
Webpage with inspiring ideas

Please note: this kit is intended for borrowers age 8+. The kit contains choking hazards.

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The Sphero Mini Activity Kit has everything you need to get rolling and playing, including a clear Sphero Mini app-enabled robotic ball, a bumper cover to protect your Mini, 3 traffic cones, 6 bowling pins, a 28 piece construction set, and activity cards that help expand play time and imagination in STEM learning.

Connect to Sphero Play app and Sphero Edu app to play STEM games and learn to code.

Online resources:

https://youtu.be/DxFNCRYbMe4

Please note kit is intended for borrowers ages 6+. The kit contains choking hazards.

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The power of music is at your fingertips with Specdrums! Tap a colour, make a beat, and take your music on the move. Anywhere, anytime. Our Specdrums musical rings are bundled with everything you need to start playing – at home or in the classroom. Browse our collection of Specdrums and start jamming!

Online Resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywrYoqRYx_g

https://support.sphero.com/category/j93xuwpum6-specdrums

https://files.helpdocs.io/el0mxci937/other/1603380959123/specdrums-user-manual.pdf

Please note kit is intended for borrowers ages 6+. The kit contains choking hazards.

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