Coding and Electronics

You can borrow electronics and coding kits from the Library for three weeks. These kits are designed to make it fun to explore and learn how to code and create electronics projects.

Coding kits and resources

Cubetto

Cubetto is wooden robot that teaches the basics of computer programming through adventure and hands on play. Designed for ages 3-6.

Borrow Cubetto
Watch a video on Cubetto

Ozobots

Ozobots are tiny colour sensing robots that you can code with markers and paper or with a digital surface like a computer or tablet. Ozobots can be fun and challenging for a range of ages.

Borrow an Ozobot 

Watch a video on Ozobots 

Dash Robots

Dash robots can be programmed to move, dance, light up, make sounds, avoid obstacles and even react to your voice with free apps available to download to your Bluetooth enabled device such as a tablet.

Borrow Dash 

Watch a video on Dash 

BBC Micro:bit

Micro:bit is a programmable micro-computer loaded with lights, sensors and features that you can use to build cool creations from robots to musical instruments. It can be coded using a Bluetooth enabled device such as a tablet. The kit comes with a power pack and instructions to get started.

Borrow a Micro:bit 

Watch a video on Micro:bit 

Arduino

Arduino is a programmable circuit board for creating interactive electronic projects. It can be programmed to do simple things like activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions from a computer.

Borrow Arduino  (comes with an instruction book)

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is a tiny computer that can be used to build electronic projects, complete computer tasks such as spreadsheets and games or to learn and practice coding with Python, Scratch and other programming languages. The kit includes the board, a variety of sensors and accessories, and instructions to get started. You will need to provide a keyboard, monitor and mouse.

Raspberry Pi 

Online tutorials – Lynda.com

Lynda.com from LinkedIn Learning offers thousands of on-demand training tutorials that can be accessed anywhere using your library card. There are many tutorials on Raspberry Pi, Arduino and coding – from beginner to advanced.

Electronic Resources

Makey Makey Go

Makey Makey Go lets you turn everyday objects into computer keys. You can use any number of already-created programs that use keyboard and mouse input, or if you're really creative, you can write your own. Just plug in to a computer and play!

Borrow Makey-Makey Go

Watch a video on Makey Makey Go

Snap Circuits

Snap Circuits make learning about electronics fun and easy. Pieces snap together to create exciting projects. Follow the designs in the manual or create and build your own projects using the included motors, lights and speakers.

Borrow a Snap Circuits kit 

Watch a video on Snap Circuits