Please note that to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, shared equipment including electronics are not currently available at this time.
Code a Pillar
This unique caterpillar learning toy encourages kids to experiment as they play, helping them to develop coding, sequencing and critical thinking skills. … There’s even a motorized head segment with lights, sounds and blinking eyes that brings Code-a-Pillar to life!
Little Bits General
Magnetic, modular and colour coded snap together creating circuits, helps develop creativity, problem solving, and independent thinking.
Little Bits Korg Synthezier
Creates sounds the user can construct from 12 separate, snap able components—including a tiny keyboard, four-step sequencer, a small speaker, a battery power source, and a host of circuits which help manipulate the sound.
Little Bits Code Kit
Learn fundamental programming concepts: inputs & outputs, loops, logic, variables, and functions through coding games using 16 Bits, 30 accessories, and a Code Kit App
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.
It is hands on platform for kids to build, collaborate, and tell stories through video game creation. Build your own video games with Bloxels.
Build working circuits over 300 different electronic circuits, no soldering and no tools needed, it snaps together.
A unique gaming accessory that will change the way your child plays. Osmo is designed with reflective artificial intelligence, a ground breaking technology that bridges the real and digital realms.
It is a tiny app-enabled robot the size of a ping pong ball that offers lots and lots of fun for all ages. You can drive the Mini using your smartphone, or you can make it move simply by smiling, frowning, or tilting your head.
Sphero 2.0 is twice as fast, rolling at a clip of about seven feet per second, and it’s three times as brightly lit as the first generation ball
Can I borrow the electronics?
No, the electronics are for in branch use only. The Vancouver Island Regional Library does have Tinker Totes as a STEAM resource that is available to borrow.
Can I bring my class for a tour of the Creativity Commons and to play with the electronics?
Yes, we can offer tours of the space and the use of the equipment for your class. The best way to get the conversation started is by email email@example.com.