Gadgets

SA4

Another visual programming environment, this one for the Arduino.

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SA4
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Ardublock

For those interested in using the Arduino programming language without "coding" out your sketches, this is an interesting alternative. Using a visual programming interface similar to Scratch, you can create Arduinio skteches that can be loaded to your microcontroller for execution.

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Hang On, It's Going to be a Bumpy Ride

As we speed toward 2014, one thing we can be certain of, there will be questions about ebooks and digital content and there will be a need for technology instruction on the fly.  The questions will come via phone, chat, e-mail, and in-person:  They will be varied; they will be hard; there will be

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Cynthia Lambert
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Seasonal Promotional Materials From Overdrive

Overdrive has created some seasonal promotional materials for libraries.  The kits contain customizable print ready templates and web graphics, etc.  I'm not 100% sold on promoting 'Overdrive'--I think we need to promote our library brand, not a vendor we pay.

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Overdrive
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Seasonal Promotional Materials From Overdrive

3Doodler: 3D Printing Pen

The 3Doodler allows you to sketch in three dimensions. It works on the same principle as a 3D printer - plastic is heated and extruded through the tip of the pen. It is a great introduction to the concepts of 3D printing, no software or 3D design skills needed!

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WobbleWorks Inc.
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3Doodler
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Circuit Scribe: Draw Circuits Instantly

Circuit Scribe is the latest amazing piece of tech to be overwhelmingly funded on Kickstarter.

"Circuit Scribe is a rollerball pen that writes with conductive silver ink. It makes creating circuits as easy as doodling."

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Electroninks Incorporated
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Circuit Scribe: Draw Circuits Instantly

The future of makerspaces

            Writing these articles has been extremely rewarding.  I’ve had quite a few librarians call me in the past couple weeks to talk about creating makerspaces in their library.  I’ve had a great time talking with them and I hope we all continue this conversation when the month is over.

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Tyler Rousseau
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What Makes a Makerspace

When most people ask me about Makerspaces they, of course, ask about 3D printers.  The two seem to be so closely related in conversation that it seems some people think one term is synonymous with the other.  While 3D printers are definitely a prized possession of many Makerspaces they are by no

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Tyler Rousseau

Why 3D Printing?

                       I know I said I would discuss the future of 3D printing this week.  However, after a largely positive feedback for last week, some people did mention that I may have overlooked perhaps the biggest question of all, why get involved?  This lead to the quest

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Tyler Rousseau