For use within the Maker Space only, the combination of iPads and MacBooks doubles the power of creativity. The MacBooks are loaded with open source software including Cura, Tinkercad, SketchUp, Slic3r, Blender, Meshlab and Meshmixer, Inkscape and 123D Design for 3D printing. They also have Garage Band, iMovie and Audacity for recording audio and video tracks. On the iPads, we’ve replicated the apps for everything that’s on the MacBooks! Also included is the Cricut Design Space plus apps for the Ozobots, green screen and more! If we don’t have the app you’re looking for, just ask. The Maker Space team will be happy to install any free app needed for creativity, exploration and learning.
The LulzBot TAZ 5 is a versatile, high performance desktop 3D printer that respects your freedom to create. The LulzBot TAZ 5 is critically acclaimed, from being named "Best overall" 3D printer by Make magazine. Combined with PLA filament, a biodegradable and bioactive thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch, cassava roots, chips, starch, or sugarcane, you’re finished prints will not only look great, but are durable as well. Print anything from a flower vase to a game piece, business card holder or a key chain. The possibilities are endless.
Scanning with the MakerBot Digitizer is a fast and easy way for anyone to create 3D models. Turn physical objects into 3D digital design files in approximately 12 minutes. You don’t need any design skills, 3D modeling, or CAD expertise to get started and the output is a standard 3D model file format (STL) which can be modified and improved in third-party 3D modeling programs, like Autodesk’s free software MeshMixer.
What is a green screen? A green screen allows you replace the real background of a video with a digital background. It offers the most natural-looking way to integrate your subject into another video. Instead of putting each visual element in its own frame (a la picture-in-picture), green screen lets you blend the two. Use our digital camera or video recorder and input into Adobe Photoshop, Premier or After Effects and you are on your way to becoming a master of digital imagery.
What can you do with a $35 computer? A whole lot! A Raspberry Pi is a miniature computer that can be programmed for a weather station, digital photo frame, Wi-Fi extender and more! Learn to use commands and build your own Pi by attending a workshop or teach yourself with our step-by-step command line instructions.
VHS to DVD dubbing is a simple process to preserve special moments. Simply start the VHS tape for dubbing to DVD, and the conversion process begins. With a few more simple steps to complete the process, you never have to worry about losing family history again.
Do you have some old slides? Bring them in to digitize or check out the converter to use in the comfort of your own home. Preserve those memories and keep them all on your computer.
The Panasonic WXF991 is the pinnacle of hand-held 4K video capture, featuring several in-camera cinema creative and editing solutions that can enable anyone to capture and produce like a pro. For those without 4K display options, the WXF991 offers in-camera down sampling to 1080p Full HD displays. Enjoy multi-camera scene picture-in-picture recording via a second built-in camera, or add a Wi-Fi link to a mobile device camera to increase creative possibilities. Optional accessories available for checkout include a tripod, light kit and directional or surround microphones.
The COOLPIX B500 feels great in your hands, whether you are zooming in with its super telephoto NIKKOR glass lens or recording 1080p Full HD video using the flip-up LCD. Features include: 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor, NIKKOR f/3.0-6.5mm ED lens, 22.5-900mm (35mm equivalent), 40x optical zoom lens, 80x dynamic zoom, 3" 921k-dot tilting LCD, full HD 1080p video recording at 30 fps, Bluetooth (BLE), Wi-Fi, NFC connectivity. Tripod also available for checkout. AA batteries not included.
The GoPro is more than a camera it is an idea that can create many other ideas! GoPro is the action camera of choice as it is lightweight, compact, and mountable. The GoPro camera can capture still photos and video in high-definition through wide-angle lens while being remotely controlled to work automatically. Optional accessories available for checkout include a chest harness or head strip and hat clip.
From TV shows to movies to games, it is all available on Apple TV or Chromecast. Enjoy content from apps like Netflix, Hulu, and ESPN — Apple TV and Chromecast are a media-streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Simply use the included remote or your mobile device and the TV you already own to stream your favorite TV shows, movies, music, sports, games and more.
Semiprofessional microphones that plug right into your computer or laptop through USB. Change settings for use with podcasting, recording music, or interviews.
Are you interested in 3D printing, but not in having to learn the software? Check out the 3D printing pen. With it, you can make any 3D object you can think of. The only limit is your imagination!