Tech Hub

Lego MindstormWelcome to the Tech Hub at Central Library!

We provide hands-on access to technology to encourage exploration and innovation in our community. By having technological know-how, our citizens can compete globally, leading to a better quality of life.

Windsor Public Library is proud to play a leadership role in advocating for and providing equitable access to technology and digital information to bridge the digital divide. The Tech Hub is a place where people are connected with tools to express their creativity and desire to learn.

Watch our video about the Tech Hub!

Fall 2017 Hours

Tuesdays 5-7
Thursdays 5-7
Saturdays 1-4 (Starting September 9)

If you can’t make it to our Check the Tech times listed above, call us at 519-255-6770 ext. 4439 to book your time in the Hub.

Equipment and Resources


– LEARNING STATIONS –

► Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for anyone making interactive projects. It’s a great way for beginners of all ages to learn about coding.

► Lego Mindstorm series of kits contain software and hardware to create customizable, programmable robots. Build them, program them, race them!LittleBits

► LittleBits are easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower you to invent anything, from a remote controlled car, to a smart home device. The Bits snap together with magnets, no soldering, wiring or programming needed.

► Makey Makey is an electronic invention tool and toy that allows users to connect everyday objects to computer programs using a circuit board, alligator clips, and a USB Olliecable. Learning electronics is easy and fun.  We turn bagels, flowers and even people into pianos.

► Sphero and Ollie are app-enabled robots that do it all. Intelligent and well-rounded, Sphero lets you play, learn, and explore.

– CREATION STATIONS –

► GarageBand Electronic Music: a music creation studio with sound library, instruments and voice. We offer a keyboard, bass, guitar, microphones and even a drum set.

► Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutter: Want to cut paper for cards? Vinyl decals for your walls or vehicles?  Come and learn what the Cameo can do for you.Maker Bot

► 3D Printers: we have 3D printers for the public to use.  We print in PLA plastic, and we charge 50 cents/half-hour of printing. Check out our  3D Printing FAQ sheet.
Forest Glade Library has The Ultimate 2.
Seminole and Bridgeview libraries also have 3D printers available for public use.

► Go Pro and Olympus Cameras: used for action and extreme action photography. We also have computers with video editing software so you can create your own video.

► Intuos Tablet: Wish you could draw right into the computer?  Now you can! The Intuos table lets you sketch in Photoshop, Silhouette and many other design programs.

6 Responses to "Tech Hub"

  1. Bruce Clarke says:

    Hi Sue, I am interested in having some items 3D printed at the Bridgeview branch. Are there certain times of the day someone is available to speak with about it or can I just stop in during regular hours and discuss. Thanks, Bruce

    • Sue says:

      You can always phone the branch or stop in to discuss your project during open hours, although printing may not be available immediately.

  2. Miguel says:

    Hi Sue,
    I am looking for the link to send my stl files for 3d printing but can’t find it.
    can I send the files to your email address (on the message above)

    Thanks,

  3. Martin Utrosa says:

    Hello,
    I am very interested in learning how to use some of the equipment and resources that the WPL Tech Hub has. I know that there are special times when there are events at the Tech Hub, but I was wondering if it is possible to use the equipment and resources during regular library hours. Thank you.

    • Sue says:

      Hi Martin,
      In addition to programs focusing on specific equipment in the Hub, we also have times through the week when you can drop in and explore. Each Wednesday morning from 10-12 and Thursday evening from 5-7, the Hub is open. Outside of these times, you can always book the space by emailing sperry@windsorpubliclibrary.com or phoning 519-255-6770, ext 4603. Hope to see you soon! Sue

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