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Selma D. & Stanley C. Hollander
MakeCentral Makerspace

Lending

We are no longer offering locker pick ups for lending technology. Please check out and return all lending technology to the MakeCentral: Service Desk.

The Selma D. and Stanley C. Hollander Makerspace has a variety of equipment available for check out from cameras, to 3D scanners, to micro controller electronic starter kits. All items can be requested by students, faculty, staff, and the public!

Equipment can be checked out and returned at the MakeCentral: Service Desk in person during their open hours.

 

Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera

Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera

Loan Period: 72 hrs

Quantity: 7

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Description
Combine powerful processing and a 24.2-megapixel sensor with a great 18-135mm lens for intense results. A wide ISO range, up to 7 fps shooting and 1080p video ensure you have everything you need in this Canon EOS 80D for fabulous photography.
Use with
Vanguard Alta Pro Tripod, Vanguard Alta Pro Tripod 2+, DSLR Video Kit, RGB 2 Light Studio Kit
Not sure where to get started
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHzqujunhjw
Important Information
SD card not provided, 16 GB SD cards are available for purchase at the MakeCentral Service Desk.

Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera

Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera

Loan Period: 72 hrs

Quantity: 7

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Description
A wide ISO range, up to 7 fps shooting and 1080p video ensure you have everything you need to get started with the Canon 70D. The monitor's vari-angle design also enables efficient shooting and viewing from both high and low angles and an anti-reflective, smudge-resistant coating allows for clear well-detailed viewing.
Use with
Vanguard Alta Pro Tripod, Vanguard Alta Pro Tripod 2+, DSLR Video Kit, RGB 2 Light Studio Kit
Not sure where to get started
https://digital-photography-school.com/megapost-learning-how-to-use-your-first-dslr/
Important Information
SD card not provided, 16 GB SD cards are available for purchase at the MakeCentral Service Desk.

DSLR Video Kit with Canon PZ-E1 and Rode VideoMic GO

DSLR Video Kit with Canon PZ-E1 and Rode VideoMic GO

Loan Period: 72 hrs

Quantity: 4

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Description
Looking to take your videos to the next level? The power zoom adapter and camera mounted microphone in this kit make a great starting point for smooth, stable zooming and clear audio.
Use with
Vanguard Alta Pro Tripod, Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ Tripod, RGB 2 Light Studio Kit, Canon 70D or 80D
Not sure where to get started
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiRz1qtgZZ8

Vanguard Alta Pro Tripod

Vanguard Alta Pro Tripod

Loan Period: 72 hrs

Quantity: 3

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Description
Adding a tripod to when taking pictures is a great way to give your photos a professional look. The adjustable legs and rotating ball head offer stablilty for a multitude of angles and viewpoints.
Use with
DSLR Video Kit, Canon 70D or 80D, RGB 2 Light Studio Kit, DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Gimbal
Not sure where to get started
https://www.glendon.yorku.ca/digital-media-lab/wp-content/uploads/sites/192/alta_pro_user_manual.pdf

Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ Tripod

Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ Tripod

Loan Period: 72 hrs

Quantity: 6

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Description
Adding a tripod to when taking pictures is a great way to give your photos a professional look. The adjustable legs and rotating ball head offer stablilty for a multitude of angles and viewpoints.
Use with
DSLR Video Kit, Canon 70D or 80D, RGB 2 Light Studio Kit, DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Gimbal
Not sure where to get started
https://www.glendon.yorku.ca/digital-media-lab/wp-content/uploads/sites/192/alta_pro_user_manual.pdf

GVM 800D RGB LED 2 light studio kit

GVM 800D RGB LED 2 light studio kit

Loan Period: 72 hrs

Quantity: 2

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Description
Enhance your next photoshoot with this studio light kit! With full RGB capability, you can set the mood in your photos with custom colors and adjust the light intensity with 0-100% dimming, all from your phone!
Use with
Vanguard Alta Pro Tripod, Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ Tripod, Canon 70D or 80D, DSLR Video Kit
Not sure where to get started
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iBBNniRk3I
Important Information
Download GVM App to gain color and dimming control. Available for both Apple and Android

Zoom H4nPro 4-Channel Recorder

Zoom H4nPro 4-Channel Recorder

Loan Period: 72 hrs

Quantity: 4

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Description
Advanced X/Y microphones, incredibly natural-sounding preamps, and built-in cutting-edge effects make the H4n Pro the ultimate portable 4 track recorder.
Important Information
SD card not provided, 16 GB SD cards are available for purchase at the MakeCentral Service Desk.
Download the manual

Zoom H4N Pro 4-Input

Zoom H4N Pro 4-Input

Loan Period: 72 hrs

Quantity: 4

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Description
Advanced X/Y microphones, incredibly natural-sounding preamps, and built-in cutting-edge effects make the H4n Pro the ultimate portable 4 track recorder.

Polsen MO-PL1 Lavalier Microphone for Mobile Devices

Polsen MO-PL1 Lavalier Microphone for Mobile Devices

Loan Period: 72 hrs

Quantity: 2

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Description
Microphone sensitivity optimized for mobile devices. Comes with a microphone clip and foam windscreens to reduce static and ensure stable placement.
Important Information
S Optimized for iOS, but compatible with most Android devices. iPhone users will need headphone jack or dongle.

Polsen MO-IDL1-MK2 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone for DSLR Cameras and Smartphones

Polsen MO-PL1 Lavalier Microphone for Mobile Devices

Loan Period: 72 hrs

Quantity: 4

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Description
Designed for mobile journalists, podcasters, vloggers, and live streamers, this compact lavalier microphone that lets you record clear and accurate speech directly to your DSLR/mirrorless camera, audio recorder, or smartphone.

Structure Sensor 3D Scanner

Structure Sensor 3D Scanner

Loan Period: 72 hrs

Quantity: 2

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Description
Structure Sensor adds precise 3D vision to the iPad mini, giving it a new way of understanding the world around it. This enables a growing set of advanced capabilities like 3D scanning, indoor mapping and mixed reality experiences.
Not sure where to get started
https://structure.io/structure-sensor/uses
https://structure.io/structure-sensor/getstarted/first-use#viewer
Important Information
Additional, higher resolution 3D Scanning services available in the Digital Scholarship Lab.

Garmin VIRB 360 Camera

Garmin VIRB 360 Camera

Loan Period: 72 hrs

Quantity: 2

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Description
With one touch or voice command, this rugged, waterproof camera captures fully spherical video with 360-degree audio, and it includes built-in GPS and sensors for augmented reality data overlays. 4K spherical stabilization ensures smooth video regardless of camera movement. Videos and photos are automatically stitched in camera, enabling fast sharing as well as instant livestreaming with the free, easy-to-use VIRB Mobile app.
Not sure where to get started
https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/05/garmin-virb-360-action-cam-review.html

Android Insta360 Cell Phone attachment kit

Android Insta360 Cell Phone attachment kit

Loan Period: 72 hrs

Quantity: 2

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Description
This instantly turns your Android phone into a 360 degree camera that can capture both photo and video. This handy device is an easy addition to any trip, photoshoot, or project you might have!
Use with
Vanguard Alta Pro Tripod, DJI Osmo Gimbal Stabilizer
Not sure where to get started
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhwNfRX3Ak8

Iphone Insta360 Cell Phone attachment kit

Iphone Insta360 Cell Phone attachment kit

Loan Period: 72 hrs

Quantity: 2

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Description
This slim design instantly turns your iPhone (6 and above) into a 360 degree camera that can capture both photo and video. This handy device is an easy addition to any trip, photoshoot, or project you might have!
Use with
Vanguard Alta Pro Tripod, DJI Osmo Gimbal Stabilizer.
Not sure where to get started
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev127g1c2w8

DJI Osmo Mobile Gimbal

DJI Osmo Mobile Gimbal

Loan Period: 72 hrs

Quantity: 2

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Description
Capture stabilized footage through multiple shooting modes. Compatible with most mobile devices.
Use with
Android or iPhone Insta 360 cell phone attachment kit.
Not sure where to get started
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs7V7Nsh-zo

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Gimbal

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Gimbal

Loan Period: 72 hrs

Quantity: 4

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Description
Capture stabilized footage through multiple shooting modes. Compatible with most mobile devices.
Use with
Android or iPhone Insta 360 cell phone attachment kit.
Not sure where to get started
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xah7LpZpFY0

Arduino Kit

Arduino Kit

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 20

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Description
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs -- light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message -- and turn it into an output -- activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board. This kit comes with the book Make: Learning Electronics with Arduino to help beginners learn electronics in a fun and informative way. Learn how to use a multimeter, read and follow schematics, set up electronic components, work with analog and digital inputs and outputs, understand programming concepts such as loops and variables, program an Arduino to respond to sensors and control devices, and experiment with circuits and learn how to build your own projects. Kit put together by Michigan State University Libraries Makerspace.
Not sure where to get started
This kit includes the book Make: Learn Electronics with Arduino which will the absolute beginner get started. For more tutorials: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/HomePage?from=Main.Tutorials

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Raspberry Pi 4 Kit

Raspberry Pi 4 Kit

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 8

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Contents
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with 8 GB RAM, case, power supply, microSD card, card reader, micro HDMI cable, GPIO reference card, GPIO ribbon cable, breadboard, jumper wires, various LEDs, 2 push buttons, resistors, Official Raspberry Pi Guide book
Description
New and improved, the Raspberry Pi 4 is faster and more powerful than its predecessors. This credit-card sized computer plugs into a computer monitor or TV and uses a standard keyboard and mouse running a variety of the Linux operating system. It enables people of all ages to explore computing, learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python, set up a web server, or create your own media server. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games. The Raspberry Pi 4 is backwards compatible.
Use with
Raspberry Pi Monitor Kit, Raspberry Pi Camera Module, Liquid Level Sensor
Not sure where to get started
https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/raspberry-pi-getting-started
Important Information
A micro SD card is included

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Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Kit

Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Kit

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 2

Availability

Contents
Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera sensor, official Raspberry Pi Telephoto lens, official Raspberry Pi wide angle lens, Raspberry Pi case with camera mount
Description
The Raspberry Pi Camera Module is a 12.3mp camera capable of 1080p video and still images. It connects directly to your Raspberry Pi and has interchangeable lenses (CS mount and C mount with adapter) for a variety of photographic applications. This module is only capable of taking pictures and video, not sound.
Use with
Raspberry Pi 4 Kit, Raspberry Pi Monitor Kit, Raspberry Pi Camera Module, Liquid Level Sensor
Not sure where to get started
https://static.raspberrypi.org/files/product-guides/Raspberry_Pi_High_Quality_Camera_Getting_Started.pdf

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Raspberry Pi Pico Starter Ki

Raspberry Pi Pico Starter Ki

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 2

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Contents
Raspberry Pi Pico, solderless breadboard, jumper wires, push button switches, various LEDs, resistors, piezoelectric buzzer, potentiometer, HC-SR501 PIR sensor, 12C 1602 LCD module, WS2812B LED strip, spare header, micro USB cable with switch button
Description
Pico is Raspberry Pi's first microcontroller (similar to an Arduino). Its power and versitality mean it can be used on its own or in tandem with a Raspberry Pi computer.
Not sure where to get started
https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/getting-started-with-the-pico

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Sensor Kit for Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Sensor Kit for Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 4

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Contents
Over 300 electronic components and 16 sensors including flame sensor, PIR motion detector, infared tracking, laser transmitter, IR obstacle avoidance, LDR sensor, rain sensor, smoke sensor, soil moisture sensor, temperature humidity sensor, tilt sensor, sound sensor, trickle charge timekeeping chip, ultrasonic distance sensor, vibration sensor, wireless transceiver module
Description
With over 300 components, this kit is well-equipped to help beginner and advanced learners develop a variety of projects.
Use with
All components are compatible with Raspberry Pi. Most compoents are compatible with Arduino.

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Raspberry Pi Camera Module

Raspberry Pi Camera Module

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 1

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Description
The Raspberry Pi Camera Module is a 5mp camera capable of 1080p video and still images. It connects directly to your Raspberry Pi. This module is only capable of taking pictures and video, not sound.
Use with
Raspberry Pi Kit, Raspberry Pi Monitor Kit, Liquid Level Sensor

Raspberry Pi Monitor kit

Raspberry Pi Monitor kit

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 2

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Description
No monitor? No keyboard? No problem! Borrow this kit to use the Raspberry Pi Kit to its full potential if you don't have a monitor set-up handy.
Use with
Raspberry Pi Monitor Kit, Raspberry Pi Camera Module, Liquid Level Sensor

MaKey MaKey

MaKey MaKey

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 4

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Description
Using the MaKey MaKey you can make anything into a key, just by connecting a few alligator clips. This invention kit connects everyday objects to your computer and can send a signal - allowing you to make a piano out of a banana! No prior programming knowledge needed!
Not sure where to get started
https://makeymakey.com/pages/how-to

Flora GPS Starter Kit

Flora GPS Starter Kit

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 4

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Description
This module is the best way to add a GPS to your wearable project. It's part of the Adafruit Flora series of wearable electronics, designed specifically for use with the Flora motherboard (included in this kit).
Not sure where to get started
https://learn.adafruit.com/products/1090/guides

Brother Computerized Sewing Machine Project Runway Limited Edition

Brother Computerized Sewing Machine Project Runway Limited Edition

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 2

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Description
AWith 165 unique built-in stitches, this machine is perfect for everything from constructing garments to quilting. This machine comes with 8 quick change presser feet including, zigzag, buttonhole, zipper, button sewing, overcasting, blind stitch, monogramming, and quilting feet.
Use with
Check out with our Sewing Machine Accessory Kit
Not sure where to get started
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOjKWLEh_8w

Elna 340 eXplore Sewing Machine

Elna 340 eXplore Sewing Machine

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 4

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Description
Our mechanical Elna 340 has 26 stitches and 6 presser feet. It is an easy to use, versatile machine that can handle multi-layer projects just as easily as it can handle straightforward alterations. Great for sewing anything from a pair of jeans to a quilt.
Use with
Check out with our Sewing Machine Accessory Kit

Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 Sewing Machine

Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 Sewing Machine

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 1

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Description
This computerized sewing machine has 600 built in stitches and 14 different presser feet to accommodate almost any textile project you can think of! The one touch stitch selection feature creates an easy user experience and makes it easy to customize your project.
Use with
Check out with our Sewing Machine Accessory Kit
Not sure where to get started
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM4iKItH4DM

Sewing Machine Accessory Kit

Sewing Machine Accessory Kit

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 4

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Description
This two-tiered kit is a great pair with any of our sewing machines! If you need essential sewing materials such as needles, bobbins, and thread, this kit is a great starting point.
Use with
Check out with one of our Sewing Machines

Hand Mending Kit

Hand Mending Kit

Loan Period: 7 Days

Quantity: 2

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Description
Whether you need to fix your favorite shirt, have some detailed embellishments to add to a sewing project, or just prefer hand sewing, this kit has it all! No matter what level of experience you have, the materials in this kit will cover plenty of repairs and projects.

Digital Calipers

Digital Caliper

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 3

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Description
Digital calipers make measuring parts with a high level of accuracy quick and easy. These are great when you are 3D modeling and need to take precise measurements of physical objects.

Klein Tools 69149

Klein Tools 69149

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 3

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Description
This multimeter test kit contains a manual ranging digital multimeter, a non-contact voltage tester, and the receptacle tester. The non-contact tester automatically detects standard voltage in cables, cords, circuit breakers, lighting fixtures, switches, outlets, and wires. The receptacle tester detects the most common wiring problems in standard receptacles. This kit is great for anything from testing your wiring when working with one of our Raspberry Pi Kits. Use with: Raspberry Pi Kit

Makedo Cardboard Construction Kit

Makedo Cardboard Construction Kit

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 1

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Description
Makedo is an open-ended toy construction system for all skill levels. Just find some cardboard and the Makedo Cardboard Construction Kit provides the tools you need to make anything from a flower to a fort.
Not sure where to get started
https://know.make.do/

Wacom Intuos Creative Pen Drawing Tablet

Wacom Intuos Creative Pen Drawing Tablet

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 2

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Description
Whether you're looking to digitally doodle, edit photos, or generally further your graphic design skills, this battery-free pen with thousands of pressure sensitivity levels makes the transition from paper to tablet smooth and user-friendly.

3Doodler 3D Pen

3Doodler 3D Pen

Loan Period: 72 Hours

Quantity: 2

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Description
This pen allows you to extrude heated plastic which hardens rapidly, allowing you to make 3D art, fix things, design items, and decorate your space!
Not sure where to get started
https://learn.the3doodler.com/resources/
Important Information
Comes with PLA, let Makerspace know if you need replacement/additional filament.

Zine Kit

Zine Kit

Loan Period: 7 Days

Quantity: 2

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Description
Short for “magazine,” Zines are a great way to express your intentions in “pamphlet” or “book-ish” form. Our kit provides everything you need to create a fun, colorful, and informative way to combine text and art.
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