Coding, Computing, & Robotics Kits

The Campbell Commons Makerspace offers a number of toys tools that allow students to explore coding, robotics, and invention. Kits are for use in the Campbell Commons. Just ask at the circulation desk to check one out!


Sphero robot and appSphero SPRK+ App-enabled Robot

The SPRK+ is a spherical robot that connects to a phone or tablet through Bluetooth. It can be controlled or programmed using various apps available for iOS and Android.


Robots that can be built with EV3Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robotics Kit

Mindstorms EV3 is an advanced robotics platform that engages students in the design and engineering of the robot as well as the programming.


Kano Raspberry Pi Computer KitKano assembled

Start by building the Raspberry Pi computer, then dig into coding and video game design. The Kano even includes a hack-able version of Minecraft! Students are also invited to try different alternative operating systems on the Raspberry Pi.


controller made with play-dohMakey Makey Invention Kit

Create your own input device (keyboard, game controller, etc.) out of any conductive material, then use the Scratch programming language to create your own game.


little bits ARC assembledLittleBits Arduino Coding Kit

Arduino is an electronics invention platform that provides an easy interface between inputs, sensors, outputs, and code. LittleBits provides snap-together electronic components that are easy and fast to assemble.


arduino kit assembledArduino Starter Kit

Arduino is an electronics invention platform that provides an easy interface between inputs, sensors, outputs, and code. More advanced than the LittleBits kit (above), this kit provides more components and more possibilities.


Computer CPU “Sandbox”Computer CPU

For students who would like to learn more about computer hardware and operating systems, we have several older desktop computers available for tinkering and experimentation. Here are some possibilities:

  • Disassemble and re-assemble a CPU
  • Experiment with installing and configuring a Linux operating system
  • Explore BIOS settings and their functions

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