Cherokee Regional Library PINES Catalog

MakerSpaces



Having a hard time keeping up with the latest technology and gadgetry? Do you like to build and make things? Stop by our libraries to test out our collection of robotics, tech & all things Maker. Most items are for in-library use only, although some can be checked out and taken home. Here’s what we have:



3D PRINTER & SCANNER

Need to print new plastic training wheels for your daughter's bike? Maybe you don't want to order a replacement part? With our 3D Scanner and Printer, you can scan broken items, edit the digital image, and print them at our library. Or create something new all on your own. 

Available at Dade County Public Library

BLOXELS

This is a great resource that combines tactile objects with coding. Each colored block represents a component in a video game. You can build your own video game by building with these blocks. Design your own characters with the blocks too!  A great, tactile introduction to coding. 

Available at Dade County & Rossville Public Libraries.

CODEAPILLAR

Code-a-pillars are a great early coding tool for ages 3-6. The Code-a-pillar fosters experimentation and problem solving. With stop & go targets, you and your children can experiment how to get the code-a-pillar from one destination to another. 

Available at Dade County, LaFayette-Walker County & Rossville Public Libraries

CRICUT

Whether you're cutting something intricate out of paper or vinyl, we've got the tool for you. Create beautiful handmade cards, decals to monogram gifts, stencils for t-shirts-the list is as long as your imagination. 
Cricut Explore 3 available at Chickamauga & LaFayette-Walker County Public Library 

Cricut Explore Air available at Rossville Library

CUBELETS

Interested in robotics?  Cubelets are magnetic blocks that can be snapped together to make an endless variety of robots with no programming and no wires. You can build robots that drive around on a tabletop, respond to light, sound & temperature, and have surprisingly lifelike behavior.

Available at the Rossville Public Library

DIGITAL SCANNER

Get high-quality scanning capabilities with our Digital Photo Scanners.

Available at Dade County and  LaFayette-Walker County Public Library

DOT & DASH WONDER PACK

Dash and dot are real robots for children ages 6+ that makes learning to code fun for kids. Children can program dash and dot to move, dance, light up, make sounds and even react to their voice. 

Available at Rossville Public Library

GO PRO HERO 4

Do you live an active lifestyle, and want to record it? Our GoPro is an absolute necessity. We've got an unbelievable array of accessories including mounts for your head, chest, wrist & more. This item can be checked out to take home, and comes with tons of accessories. Tag us on social media to help spread the word!

Available at LaFayette-Walker County Public Library

GREEN SCREEN WITH PHOTO SOFTWARE

You can make it look like you've been anywhere with our Green Screen kits. Some assembly may be required. Call ahead for availability.

Available at Dade County & LaFayette-Walker County Public Libraries

HUE ANIMATION STUDIO

HUE Animation Studio contains everything that you need to create your own stop motion animation videos. Whether you're making a LEGO brickfilm with lasers and explosions; filming a claymation movie or watching a flower bloom using time-lapse photography, you can bring anything to life in minutes with the easy-to-use software.

Available at Rossville Public Library

IPAD PRO WITH PENCIL

Digital design is seamless with the combination of the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. The Apple pencil reacts to the pressure of your hand, giving you the ability to shade & sketch like nothing before. Come try it out!

Available at  LaFayette-Walker County, and Rossville Public Libraries

IPADS WITH STEAM APPS

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics.  Explore our specially curated collection of Pre-K & Juvenile apps based on these five topics. 

Available at Chickamauga,  Dade County, LaFayette-Walker County, and Rossville Public Libraries

KODAK CAMERA

Video recording has never been easier with this portable, handheld, high quality video camera. 

Available at LaFayette-Walker County Public Library

K'NEX EDUCATION KITS

K'Nex kits allow young builders to design, create and build their own structures. 

Available at Chickamauga Public Library

LACING CARDS

Perfect for developing fine motor skills, our lacing cards are great fun for littles.

Available at Chickamauga Public Library

LEGO EDUCATION WEDO 2.0

LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 is a hands-on STEM solution that combines the LEGO brick, classroom-friendly software, engaging standards-based projects and a discovery based approach. Designed with collaboration in mind, each Core Set supports two students, introducing them to computational thinking and engineering principles in a fun and engaging way.

Available at Chickamauga Public Library

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 ROBOTICS

What's better than robotics? Learning about robotics with legos! If your child can think it, then they can build it and code it with Lego Robotics. This is the set of robotics used by the World Robot Olympiad. 

Available at Chickamauga, Dade County & LaFayette-Walker County Public Libraries

LEGO STORYSTARTER SET

Strengthens literacy skills improving writing, language, and reading abilities; Strengthens comprehension skills and enables students to compose new stories or analyze existing ones; Enhances communication skills, including speaking, listening, and presentation capabilities. 

Available at Dade County Public Library

LITTLE BITS CODE KIT

Build a programmable device by snapping together electronic building blocks; code stories, animations, music, and games using free drag and drop block-based coding software; upload your code onto your device; and start playing! Learn fundamental coding concepts: inputs & outputs, loops, logic, variables, and functions. Comes with an invention guide. 

Available at Rossville Public Library

LITTLE BITS STEAM KIT

The easy-to-use electronic building blocks snap together with magnets empowering kids to create inventions, large and small. Each color-coded Bit has a specific function (e.g. lights, sensors, motors, inputs, and outputs) and is reusable for infinite number of inventions. Comes with a 72 page Invention Guide. 

Available at Rossville Public Library

MAKEY MAKEY

Make a banana piano. Turn a cardboard box and some rubber bands into a recordable guitar. Create a game controller out of play-doh. All this is possible (and more) with the Makey-Makey. The Makey-Makey allows you to take real world objects and turn them into controllers for any computer game or app.

  Available at LaFayette-Walker & Rossville Public Libraries

MAGNA TILES

These clear, magnetic shapes make building fun. Turn play into a geometry lesson by making cubes, pyramids and other 3D shapes. Or, just build for the fun of it–kids will still learn how the different shapes fit together. Adults will find they can't resist building too! 

Available at LaFayette-Walker County & Rossville Public Libraries.

PATTERN BLOCKS

Looking for a way to show that math can be fun? Look no further. Help those budding geometry skills by spending some time with your child creating pictures with our oversized Pattern Blocks.

  Available a Chickamauga Public Library

POSTER PRINTER

Have a picture you love, but want blown up? Maybe you've got some digital artwork that you want printed Poster sized? The library has what  you need. 2' x 3' posters cost $20. 

Available at Dade County Public Library & LaFayette-Walker County Public Libraries

OSMO KITS

Worried that your child spends too much time manipulating puzzles on a screen? Come try our Osmo kits. Osmos combine iPads with physical game pines to give kids a tactile experience in a digital world. 

Available at Chickamauga, LaFayette-Walker County & Rossville Public Libraries

OZOBOT BITS

OzoBot Bits not only help with learning about coding, but they also show why coding has to be precise. If lines or colors are not drawn correctly, then the Ozobot will not work or move in the way that it should. A great tactile way to learn about coding.

Available at Dade County & Rossville Libraries

SEWING MACHINE

Talk about a classic MakerSpace item: the Sewing Machine! Have something that needs a quick fix, but you no longer have a sewing machine on hand? Come use ours! 

Available at Dade County Public Library

SLIDE CONVERTER: OPTICFILM 135I

Don't lose your beloved family memories to antiquated technology. This slide converter can convert a variety of slides to digital format.

Available at the Chickamauga Public Library

SORTING BUTTONS

Can your child group all the buttons according to shape? What about color? This fun, low-tech activity is a great development tool for younger children.

Available at Chickamauga Public Library

SPHERO SPARK+

Designed for learner progression, beginners can give robots commands by drawing a path in the app for their robot to follow. Intermediate coders can use code blocks to learn more advanced logic, while pros can use text programming and write their own JavaScript. Accessible from almost any platform, you can program using your smart device and the Sphero Edu app. 

Available at Rossville Public Library

VHS TO DVD SCANNER KIT

Do you have home movies you can no longer access? Turn your old VHS family movies to DVD with this kit.

Available at Dade County & LaFayette-Walker County Public Library

ZETA OPEN BOOK SCANNER

Need to digitize your notes to save on space? Want to get high quality digital images to share mementos with family? This easy-to-use archival scanner easily converts books, loose documents and other materials to a range of digital formats,

Available at the Chickamauga Public Library

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