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Some areas of the Main Library are now open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday and 12pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. These areas include main-floor access to Circulation as well as our study and computing space on 1 East with access to MSU printing. As of Feb. 1st, we opened 1 West. Our total capacity at this time is 120 people. We also now have touchless lockers, where you may pick up materials. Outside of safety, our top priority is to provide access to all of our collections. We continue to offer virtual services. We also are paging materials and will continue to mail materials to faculty, staff, and students living off-campus. We encourage you to use our convenient distance services. Please see our Online and Distance Learning resource page for more information.

Selma D. & Stanley C. Hollander
MakeCentral Makerspace

Lending

The Selma D. and Stanley C. Hollander MakeCentral: 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!

To check out equipment, first click the "Availability" button, then click "Get it!" from the library catalog page. You can then select "Request Item Pick up From a Locker" and fill out the request form. Once your item is ready for pick up, you will receive an email.

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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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

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
 

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.

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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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

Liquid Level Sensor

Liquid Level Sensor

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 1

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Description
This SST Liquid Level Sensor provides single point liquid detection. Its sleek and minimalist design makes it perfect for tight spaces.
Use with
Raspberry Pi Kit, Arduino Kit

Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 6

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Description
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.
Use with
Raspberry Pi Monitor Kit, Raspberry Pi Camera Module, Liquid Level Sensor
Not sure where to get started
https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en

Raspberry Pi Camera Module

Raspberry Pi Camera Module

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 1

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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: 7

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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 connects everyday objects to your computer and can send a "click" or keyboard stroke signal, allowing you to play Mario with a Play-Doh keyboard, or a piano with fruit!

Flora GPS Starter Kit

Flora GPS Starter Kit

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 7

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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)

SparkFun Inventor's kit includes a variety of components

SparkFun Inventor's kit includes a variety of components

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 12

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Description
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.
Use with
Liquid Level Sensor
Not sure where to get started
Check out their Getting Started guide: Opens in a New Tab and all their resources under Learning

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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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: 1

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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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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

Digital Calipers

Digital Caliper

Loan Period: 21 Days

Quantity: 3

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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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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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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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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.
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