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Kits for loan

Due to renovations of the Cannon Hill facility loans of kits from Public Library Services have been temporarily suspended. Kits can be reserved via the RLQ Catalogue and borrowed from other RLQ libraries. No boxes will be accepted at Cannon Hill during renovation. Please keep your returns in your library until further notice or arrange a rotation with another RLQ library. Stay tuned for updates.

Borrow digital literacy resource kits to support literacy and learning in your community. Resource kits ensure that all communities have access to new and emerging technology, nurture community connectedness, encourage collaborative partnerships that reach beyond buildings into community, and help libraries to be open and responsive to new ideas and be agile in adopting new practices.

Sphero kit

The Sphero kit contains eight Sphero SPRK+ robots designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding. These spherical robots are extremely tough and can be driven over almost any surface - even underwater! Using the Sphero and Sphero Edu apps you can easily learn blockly programming and explore a broad range of STEAM activities. Sphero must be connected to a mobile device or tablet for use; no devices for controlling Sphero are included with this kit.

Skoog kit

The Skoog music kit contains two Skoog 2.0 tactile music interfaces - they're squashy foam cubes that act as wireless controllers for the Skoogmusic apps. Whatever your skills, abilities or musical talents, Skoog’s universal design enables fun, accessible, expressive music-making for children, parents, musicians and all community members, including those with disabilities. Skoog must be connected to a tablet or computer for use; no devices for interacting with Skoog are included with this kit.

Makeblock kit

The Makeblock kit consists of multiple build-it-yourself robots that can be assembled myriad ways.  Beginner users can build their own robot by simply assembling 40 specially designed parts with step-by-step instructions. mBot is an entry-level robot that allows users to explore coding with drag-and-drop programming blocks. mBot can be connected to a tablet or computer for use; no devices for interacting with mBot are included with this kit.

Maker kit

The Maker kit consists of portable items commonly used in makerspaces. Each item introduces the user to basic maker or fabrication technology, and can be used with minimal set-up and instruction by the user.

Gadget kit

The Gadget kit consists of portable items currently available commercially in Australia. Each item introduces the user to new technology interfaces, and can be used with minimal set-up and instruction by the user.

iHealth kit

The iHealth kit is a health kit with a suite of four health devices that provide information about your health to the iHealth app on a mobile device. The kit contains:

Ozobot kits

Ozobot 1.0

Ozobot 1.0 can follow lines and colour on paper and on digital devices. You can program it to move, play and dance using colour codes. Ozobot 1.0 is compatible with OzoDraw and OzoGroove apps. Ozobot 1.0 does not use OzoBlockly programming. Suitable for both young and old, but designed to teach coding, robotic behaviour and deductive reasoning to school age children.

Ozobot 2.0

Ozobot Bit 2.0 can follow lines and colour on paper and on select iOS and Android devices. You can program it to move, play and dance using colour codes. Ozobot Bit 2.0 is compatible with OzoDraw and OzoGroove apps, as well as with OzoBlockly programming app. Suitable for both young and old, but designed to teach coding, block-based programming language, robotic behaviour and deductive reasoning to school age children.

Each kit contains 4 Ozobots. Learn more about the Ozobot, including how to use it, ideas for being creative and how to use OzoBlockly.

Digital fact sheets

A number of the items available in the kits for loan are featured on the Digital fact sheets page. Visit the Digital fact sheets page to find specifications, tips for getting started, helpful links and more.

Last updated
25th September 2017