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 2018

Wednesdays 5-7     Makers ExploreCheck the Tech Free Play
Thursdays  5-7        Check the Tech Free Play
Saturdays 2:30-3:30         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. Nancy says:

    Does your Tech Centre have the ability to scan an object and replicate it?

  2. Melissa says:

    Hello,

    do you still offer the Vinyl printing at the library?

    If so what do I need to proceed with that?

    Thanks

    Melissa

  3. Angelique says:

    Hello,

    Is there anyone available to assist me with creating a book layout?

    Thank you

  4. ave says:

    I would like to create some YouTube content and I’m wondering what the process is for reserving your green screen room. Please advise.

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