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CCC Library Makerspace

Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a 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.

Borrow the Raspberry Pi from the front desk, plug it into our monitor, and try your hand at coding. We've complied a binder full of helpful information and projects from beginner to advanced. 

Arduino

Arduino is an open-source platform used for building electronics projects. Arduino consists of both a physical programmable circuit board (often referred to as a microcontroller) and a piece of software that runs on your computer, used to write and upload computer code to the physical board.

An Arduino and a laptop with correlating software is available for checkout at the front desk. Need a project to practice? Try building a circuit and creating a blinking LED. Instructions are found in the Makerspace. 

 

 

Makey Makey

The Makey Makey is a tool that uses alligator clips to create connections between a circuit board and everyday objects and uses these connections to interact with computer programs. 

Need a project? Try playing Tetris using the Makey Makey, five alligator clips, a piece of paper, a pencil, and an emulator from the Scratch Labs (the Makey Makey and a laptop with the software is available for checkout at the front desk). Instructions are found in the Makerspace.