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Rusty Macdonald Library

The Innovation Lab at the Rusty Macdonald Library has fun and educational technology for all ages and abilities! Patrons can use the Innovation Lab during the library’s open hours. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver who is at least 12 years old. Library employees are available for limited assistance.

Dash & Dot

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Robots that spark your creativity! Develop problem-solving skills while playing games and puzzles.

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Cubelets

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Combine colour-coded magnets to create your own robot. You can use different coloured Cubelets each with their own functions to grow your robot while learning about creating computer programing.

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Bee Bots

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BeeBots are the perfect starting point to learn sequencing, estimation and problem-solving skills while having fun.  BeeBot activities include creating mazes, undertaking rescue missions or visiting different countries on a map.

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Sphero SPRK+ Robot

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The Sphero SPRK+ is a programmable robot! You can use three different coding styles on the Sphero app to make the robot drive around, change colours, and do tricks.

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Pixel Board

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The pixel board introduces you to image representation. Use black and white mosaic tiles to create images on cork boards.

Cubetto

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A wooden robot toy that teaches programming basics. Using a block-based coding language discover programming concepts and create your first programs.

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Binary Tree

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Learn the concepts of tree data structures with the Binary Tree. Sort the branches and connectors and build your own tree.

Binary Tower

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Learn the binary number system with the Binary Tower. Fill the towers that are arranged according to place value completely with wooden balls to discover the binary number for the matching number of balls.

Binary Cards

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Start learning the binary number system by flipping through the cards and counting the dots.

Keva Planks

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Create contraptions and works of art using the Keva wooden planks.

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MacBook Pro with Editing Software

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Use the MacBook with Adobe Creative Suite to edit and create images and videos. Programs include but are not limited to Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, iMovie, Quicktime and GarageBand.

Round Prairie Library

The Innovation Lab at the Round Prairie Library has a wide range of technology for all ages and abilities! Patrons can use the Innovation Lab during the library’s open hours. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver who is at least 12 years old. Library employees are available for limited assistance.

LEGO® Mindstorm

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Use your creativity to build robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine.

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LEGO®

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Timeless creativity and infinite possibilities for you to build and create with Lego blocks.

MacBook Pro with Creative Suite

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Use the MacBook with Adobe Creative Suite to edit and create images and videos. Programs include but are not limited to Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, iMovie, Quicktime and GarageBand.

Canon PowerShot SX60 HD Camera Tripod & Green Screen

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This item may be reserved in advance for use in the library.

Take pictures like a pro with the Canon PowerShot SX60 HD Camera & Tripod.

Yamaha Mixing Console & Mic

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This item may be reserved in advance for use in the library.

Create and record your own music with the Yamaha MG10Xu.

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Cricut

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This item may be reserved in advance for use in the library.

The Cricut is a personal electronic cutting machine for making precision paper, fabric or vinyl cuts. Design and cut everything from cards and home décor to party favours and accessories.

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Button Maker

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Make something as cute as a button. Design your own or use pictures and graphics provided.

Snap Circuits

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Learn the basics of engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts by building electronic circuits. Get snapping and build voice recorders, AM radios, doorbells and much more.

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Little Bits

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Magnetic “Bits” snap together to turn ideas into inventions. You can use the different electronic building blocks each with their own functions to create inventions while learning about electronics.

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Makey Makey

The Makey Makey is an electronic invention kit. Turn the world into your personal keyboard by taking everyday objects and combining them with the internet using the Makey Makey.

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Raspberry Pi

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Learn to program and understand how computers work with this miniature computer. Use your creativity and make this multipurpose computer into almost anything.

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Kodo Kids Discovery Ramps

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Create an endless amount of ramps and watch the balls roll down. Use your creativity to prop the ramps up against almost anything while you learn about force and motion.

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Frances Morrison Central Library – Children’s Innovation Lab

Patrons can use the Innovation Lab during the library’s open hours. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver who is at least 12 years old. Library employees are available for limited assistance.

Art & Craft Supplies

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Some of items that are included in this lab are:

  • Markers
  • Pencil crayons
  • Glue
  • Yarn/string
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Wire
  • Graph paper
  • Cable ties
  • Bulldog clips