Take It Make It Kits

Raspberry Pi

  • What is it? A low cost, tiny computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program. 
  • Kit Includes: Raspberry Pi 2 in case, Raspberry Pi camera board, wireless keyboard + 2 rechargeable AAA batteries, hdmi cord, usb hub, 16g micro sd card, anti-static wristband, one book, and a few simple project ideas. Monitor/tv needed for many projects. 
  • Get more info and projects: raspberrypi.org

Squishy Circuits

  • What is it? Enable kids of all ages to create circuits and explore electronics using playdough.
  • Kit Includes:  Squishy Circuit Box [complete item list inside kit], 2 containers of playdough, 4 rechargeable AA batteries, and a Squishy Circuits book.
  • Get more info and projects: squishycircuits.com
  • Maker Tip: Play-doh works as a conductive dough and basic modeling clay works as an insulating dough.

Arno for Arduino Kit

  • What is it? A new approach to learning and teaching about Arduino. The Arno provides beginners with interesting circuits built right into the board, so they can focus on learning the basics of electronics and the Arduino language without needing to assemble and troubleshoot circuits.
  • Kit Includes:  Arno circuit board, usb cable, & a book that gives step-by-step instructions for 40+ projects without the need for external components. Computer needed to operate.

Finch

  • What is it? A simple robot designed for computer education. Supports over a dozen programming languages & environments. 
  • Kit Includes: finch robot, usb cord, and two books: Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future and The Robot Book. Computer needed to operate. Internet connection needed to download software and access free programming software (i.e. Scratch, Snap!, etc.). Links to software and more.
  • Get more info and projects: www.finchrobot.com.

Sphero

  • What is it? Sphero is a spherical robot toy controled by a smartphone or tablet via bluetooth and an app.
  • Kit Includes: 1 Sphero SPRK, 1 power adapter, 1 charging base, and 1 clear cover
  • Get more info: Download the app

MaKey MaKey

  • What is it? Lets you turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple invention kit for beginners and experts doing art, engineering, and everything in-between. Computer needed to operate.
  • Kit Includes: MaKey MaKey board, usb cable, alligator clips, and instruction sheet. 
  • Get more info and projects: makeymakey.com

GoPro

  • What is it? GoPro is a versatile camera that allows you to take action videos which can be made used for multimedia projects and shared.
  • Kit Includes: 1 GoPro camera, a hard case with interchangable backdoors, 1 GoPro mini USB cable, 1 micro SD card, 1 micro SD adapter, 1 tripod with adaptor mount, 1 book
  • Get more info: Download to edit video

Ukulele

Bike Repair

  • What is it? Get started with minor bicycle repairs at homewith the Park tool box bike repair kit.
  • Includes: Park tool box [complete item list inside kit] and two books: Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance and Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance.

Coming Soon

  • Lego EV3 Mindstorm Robot
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Send information and ideas about kits you'd like to see us add or ask more questions about our current kits by email Elizabeth Murray.