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: Pre-made dough will work, but if you make your own with these recipes your projects will work better.

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.

Little Bits

  • What is it? A system of electronic modules that snap together with magnets, like electronic building blocks.
  • Kit Includes: little bits premium kit, instruction booklet, and the book: Make - Getting Started with littleBits.
  • Get more info and projects: littlebits.cc

Little Bits Synth

  • What is it? Enables you to explore the iconic synthesizer instrument.
  • Kit Includes: little bits synth kit [complete part list inside] and instruction booklet.
  • Get more info and projects: littlebits.cc

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.

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

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
  • GoPro Camera
  • Additional kits for Raspberry Pi, MaKey MaKey, & Squishy Circuits

Tell us!
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.