The Library has a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) kits for everyone to check-out. The kits are located in the Eureka! Collection next to the Adult Non-fiction.
Kits can be checked out for 14 days.
Circuit Playground Express
Learn how to program visually with this microcontroller.
- What is MakeCode webpage
- Circuit Playground Overview webpage
Cosmos 60AZ Telescope
Check out the skies with our refactor telescope.
- Quick set-up guide video
- Instruction Manual (PDF)
- To find out what you can see in the night sky tonight, go to EarthSky.org/tonight
Goldiebox and the Spinning Machine
Build conveyor belts and other belt driven machines with this super cool kit. Includes a book with lots of ideas.
- For more ideas check out videos produced by GoldieBlox on YouTube
- How to Build the Spinning Machine video
K'Nex Hyper Space Kit
Build a Gravity Accelerator or a Flight Simulater with this cool snap together set. Instruction book included.
Create and explore electronics with this fun magnetic, snap-together kit. Example circuits provided.
- Little Bits webpage
Make a game controller (or something else cool) with Makey Makey and a banana.
- Makey Makey How To webpage
Play with marbles and gravity! Make your own marble mazes with this kit of interlocking pieces.
Robot Coding Mouse
This beginners programming kit has all you’ll need to help your little robotic mouse friend navigate the mazes you build.
Construct over 700 electronics projects with this snap-together kit. No soldering required! Project guide-books included.
- Demonstration video from Snap Circuits on YouTube
Sphero Mini Robot Ball
Build your own mazes, obstacles, towers and other courses to navigate through the living room.
Create artful electronic designs with conductive play dough and electronic components.
- Quick Start Guide webpage
The kits were made possible through a memorial fund of Willie Erway, University of Wisconsin trained scientist and long-time Oregon resident. It continues to grow from donations.