Michigan State University

Technology Lending

The Selma D. and Stanley C. Hollander MakeCentral: Makerspace has a variety of starter kits, for electronic development, that come with components to start using the electronics immediately as well as other electronic equipment. These can be checked out at the Hollander MakeCentral: Service Desk (2W).   This service is available for students, faculty, staff, and the public!

SparkFun Inventor’s Kit

SparkFun Inventor's kit includes a variety of components The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit is a great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the Arduino programming language. Arduino is a an open-source electronics platform that can be attached to sensors, motors, and other components to make interactive projects. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can communicate with software running on your computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP). The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit includes everything you need to complete 16 circuits that will teach you how to read sensors, display information on an LCD, drive motors, and more. The kit does not require any soldering and you don’t need any previous programming or electronics experience to use this kit.

  • Not sure where to get started? Check out their Getting Started guide and all their resources under Learning.
  • Loan Period: 21 days
  • Total Number: 12 Kits

Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

Raspberry Pi module ready to plug into your keyboard and monitor The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that 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.

 

Raspberry Pi Camera Module

Raspberry Pi Camera Module 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.

Makey Makey

MaKey MaKey clips to items which the computer sees as keyboard keys Using the MaKey MaKey you can make anything into a key (get it?) just by connecting a few alligator clips. The MaKey MaKey is an invention kit that tricks your computer into thinking that almost anything is a keyboard. This allows you to hook up all kinds of fun things as an input. For example, play Mario with a Play-Doh keyboard, or piano with fruit!

FLORA GPS Starter Kit

GPS Starter Kit parts
  • Not sure where to get started? Check out Adafruit's website on the FLORA Starter Kit for ideas and videos on how one can make full use of this platform.
  • Loan Period: 21 days
  • Total Number: 3 Kits

Structure Scanner

Structure Sensor Portable 3D Scanner
  • Not sure where to get started? Structure provides examples of how people are making use of their devices in many different situations: medical applications, AR/VR positional tracking, embedded installations, and 3D scanning.
  • Portable 3D Scanner
  • Range 40cm-3m
  • Precision: 
    • 0.5mm at 40cm
    • 30mm at 3m
  • Loan Period: 72 hours
  • Total Number: 1

Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera

Canon 70D DSLR
  • Looking to add photography to your list of hobbies? Borrow one of our DSLR's to get started and discover your love of pictures. DPS provides a great guide for beginners on the use of  a DSLR camera.
  • 20.2MP
  • 18-135mm lens
  • Full HD 1080p/30 video
  • SD card not provided, 16 GB SD cards are available for purchase at the MakeCentral Service Desk for $13.40 each.
  • Loan Period: 72 hours
  • Total Number: 4

Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera

Canon 80D DSLR
  • 24.2MP
  • 18-135mm lens
  • Full HD 1080p/60 video
  • Wireless Remote Shutter Release
  • SD card not provided, 16 GB SD cards are available for purchase at the MakeCentral Service Desk for $13.40 each.
  • Loan Period: 72 hours
  • Total Number: 2

ALTA PRO 263AB TRIPOD w/HEAD

tripod

Adding a tripod to when taking pictures is a great way to give your photos a professional look. Make use of the four that we have available for your photography or video work.

  • Lightweight
  • Max height: 5.67'
  • Loan Period: 72 hours
  • Total Number: 4

DJI Osmo Mobile Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones

Stabilizer for smartphones
  • Capture stabilized footage through multiple shooting modes
  • Compatible with most mobile devices
  • Loan Period: 72 hours
  • Total Number: 2

Zoom H4nPro 4-Channel Recorder

Zoom H4n audio recorder
  • Line-to-Mic attenuator cable
  • Hot Shoe to ¼”-20 male post adapter
  • On-Camera DSLR audio kit
  • SD card not provided, 16 GB SD cards are available for purchase at the MakeCentral Service Desk for $13.40 each.
  • Loan Period: 72 hours
  • Total Number: 4;

Polsen MO-PL1 Lavalier Microphone for Mobile Devices

Lavalier Microphone
  • Microphone sensitivity optimized for mobile devices
  • Compatible with most mobile devices
  • Microphone clip
  • Foam windscreens
  • Loan Period: 72 hours
  • Total Number: 2

SINGER Sewing Machine

sewing machine

Make use of our borrowable sewing machine. With three weeks for a loan period you are able to work on projects both big and small, and even make use of our circuit kits if you would like to make a project a little more complex.

Digital Caliper

digital caliper
  • Loan Period: 21 days
  • Total Number: 3

Digital Multimeter

Digital Multimeter
  • Not sure where to get started? Check out SparkFun's information page on multimeters and how you are able to log, process and analyse your voltage and current data electronically.
  • Loan Period: 21 days
  • Total Number: 2

SST Liquid Level Sensor

SST Liquid Level Sensor
  • Not sure where to get started? SparkFun provides information for those interested in using the SST Liquid Level Sensor if one is interesting in the level of liquids. Their device makes use of a minimal design to offer measurements in limited spaces. 
  • Loan Period: 21 days
  • Total Number: 1

Liability and Late Fees

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