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!

Summer 2018

Wednesdays 1-2:30     Check the Tech Free Play
Wednesdays 5-7          Makers Explore
Saturdays 2-3:30         STEAMy Saturday

Click here for all our programs.

To learn more about our upcoming programs, call 519-255-6770 ext 4439.  We add new programs all the time.  If you have a suggestion about what you’d like to learn in the space, please give us a call!

Equipment and Resources

► 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 and  Snap Circuits are easy-to-use electronic building blocks that help you to invent anything, from a remote controlled car, to a smart home device, while safely learning about electric circuits and electronics.

► 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.

► Robotics like SpheroOllie and Cozmo are user-friendly robots that help kids of all ages learn about how robots work, and coding, and they are super fun to operate.

– 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.

 

► 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.

► GrImage result for stikbotseen screen: Learn about how green screen technology works on large and small scales and make your own special affects movie! .

 


► 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.

3D Printing also available at:

Forest Glade Maker Bot
Seminole
Bridgeview
Chisholm 

Contact branches for details, or email 3dprinting@windsorpubliclibrary.com

6 Responses to "Tech Hub"

  1. Amr says:

    Hi Sue,
    I was looking for a 3d printer certification program similar to the one provided by Toronto Public Library. Is it available ? if yes Could you please send me its schedule.
    Thanks

    • Sue says:

      Hello Amr,

      We don’t require the certification program that TPL does, as staff here are the actual operators of the machine. We do run workshops on 3D design throughout the year, so watch the program guides for courses that match your interests.

      Thanks,
      Sue

  2. 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.

  3. 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,

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