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Curriculum Materials for Engineering Education

Invention Kits

MaKey MaKey Invention Kit
Invention Kit
Ages 8+

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Interdisciplinary 130
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Description
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, you can play Mario with a Play-Doh keyboard, or piano with fruit!

The MaKey MaKey uses high resistance switching to detect when you've made a connection even through materials that aren't very conductive (like leaves, pasta or people). This technique attracts noise on the input, so a moving window averager is used to lowpass the noise. (SparkFun Electronics)
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littleBits Workshop Kit
Invention Kit
Ages 8+

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Interdisciplinary 130
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Description
littleBits makes it easy for both teachers and students to engage in STEAM by using a universal, 21st-century language: electronic building blocks.

The intuitive, color-coded Bits™ each have a specific function (ie. motion, lights, sound, sensors, internet connectivity), and all the Bits snap together with magnets to make larger circuits. Building circuits is simple and intuitive, allowing students to create powerful, sophisticated electronics in a matter of seconds. With an ever-expanding library of Bits, educators and students can grow their collection and engage in increasingly complex projects as their understanding of the system and Bits grows.
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littleBits Base Kit
Invention Kit
Ages 8+

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Interdisciplinary 114
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Description
See above. 

Board Games & Puzzle-Solving

Dimension Board Game
Board Games & Puzzle-Solving
Ages 8+ | 1-4 Players

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Interdisciplinary 207
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Description
Dimension is a fast-paced, innovative puzzle game that takes place in three dimensions with 60 colorful spheres. All of the players play at the same time. Everybody tries to position the spheres on their trays to earn as many points as possible. The task cards indicate how the spheres must be placed to earn points; for example, exactly two orange spheres must be on the tray, black and blue must touch each other, and blue must not touch white. Complete these tasks while racing against the timer. Prove to your opponents that you are the master of multi-dimensional thinking! (Box description)
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Tesla vs. Edison: War of Currents Board Game
Board Games & Puzzle-Solving
Ages 14+ | 2-5 Players

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Interdisciplinary 228
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Description
Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, and three other important inventors of the time struggle to determine who will be most remembered as the man who brought light to the masses. Contributing innovations in power generation, delivery, and illumination, you also choose to invest in Direct Current (DC) technology or the superior but later developing AC technology.

Players control a small group of legendary figures from the War of Currents, each rated in Innovation, Engineering, Finance and Public Relations. Each turn these legends are allocated to help research, commercialize or patent technology; influence the public's perception about the inventors and AC or DC technology; bid on and hopefully secure either residential, exhibition or power generation projects in cities around the 1880's United States. Money is tight and players may need to sell shares of their company in order to do everything they need to succeed. But be careful: other companies can buy stock you release, and the winner is the player whose company's stock is worth the most at the end of the game! (Board Game Geek).
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Robotics

Lego Mindstorm Robot
Robotics
Ages 10+

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Math 160
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Description
Lego Mindstorms makes building, programming and commanding your own LEGO robots smarter, faster, and more fun than ever. 
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Robo-Bug: Build Your Own Motorized Robotic Bug Kit
Robotics
Ages 7+

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Math 98
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Description
Robo-bug gives kids a bugs-eye view of the world! This robot can crawl over sand and rocks, pull objects, and even climb hills.

Robot Inventor's Workshop Kit
Robotics
Ages 7+

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Math 99
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Description
The Robot Inventory's Workshop Kit includes ROBOTIX motor, controller, parts, and handbook with six challenges: create your own robotic arm, end effectors in action, build a pulley power hoist, build a lunar crawler, the robot zoo, and robot inventions. 

Hubsan FPV X4 Mini Quadcopter
Robotics
Ages 18+ to fly

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
QUADCOPTER1
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Description
Features in-build video camera for a live picture feed directly to the transmitters built-in screen. Record to the SC card and view on the screen. Lightweight airframe with 6-axis flight control system and adjustable gyro sensitivity. 

Construction

Teifoc Construction Toys
Construction
Ages 6+

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC

‚ÄčTeifoc Education Class Set | Kit Math 138
Teifoc Architectural Brick House | Kit Math 139
Teifoc Assorted Bricks | Kit Math 140
Teifoc 2 lb. Mortar | Kit Math 141
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Description
Teifoc is a unique build and play system that uses real reusable bricks to create fun and elaborate structures and creations. 

Legos Construction Set
Construction
Ages 5+

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Math 58
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Legos Architecture: Brandenburg Gate
Construction
Ages 12+

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Math 136
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Description
Commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace, the Brandenburg Gate has been one of Berlin's most important monuments for over 200 years - both as an architectural landmark and historic symbol.

Legos Architecture: The White House
Construction
Ages 12+

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Math 137
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Description
Replicate the home to the nation's Head of State. The assembled White House model stands 9" (22 cm) wide on a base with a printed name label and includes a booklet with facts about the building, its construction and its history.

Legos Architecture: Fallingwater
Construction
Ages 16+

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Math 135
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Description
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1934, Fallingwater is perhaps the most famous residential home in the world. 

Qubits Construction Toys
Construction
Ages 4+

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Math 153
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Description
Qubits are a Construction Toy alternative that not only helps your child understand modular design and geometric shapes, but are fun as well. Qubits are unique in the way that they assemble with the use of just 2 different shapes. 

Fiddle Stix Construction Toys
Construction
Ages 4+

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Math 57
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Description
Hard wood construction toys consisting of rods and connectors. 

GoldieBlox Craft-Struction Box
Construction
Ages 6+

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Interdisciplinary 208
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Description
Kids will think like Goldie to prototype and problem-solve with over 275 pieces. Weekly how-to videos at BloxTown.com. Build spatial skills, engineering principles (prototyping), and confidence in problem-solving. 
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Science

Density Identification Set
Density
Grades 6-8

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Science 149
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Description
With this kit, students try to identify each of 12 different samples by determining their density. 
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Density Comparison Kit
Density
Grades K-8

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Science 141
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Description
46 piece kit with activity guide; accommodates both liquids and solids. 

Texas Instruments CBR-2 Sonic Motion Detector
Distance, Velocity, Acceleration
Grades 4-12

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Interdisciplinary 161
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Description
Designed for teachers who want their students to collect and analyze real-world motion data, such as distance, velocity, and acceleration.
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Concept of Heat and Temperature
Heat, Temperature
Grades K-12

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Science 155
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Description
This educational kit contains materials and instructions suitable for safe hands-on inquiry-based experimentation into the nature and properties of heat and temperature. Experiments that can be performed: what is heat and temperature, how do materials absorb heat, what happens to materials when they are heated, how do materials react when heated, measuring expansion, etc.  

Dynamics Apparatus
Physics
High School/College

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Science 154
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Simple Mechanics

GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank
Hinges & Levers
Ages 4-9

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC
Kit Interdisciplinary 143
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Description
The GoldieBlox series encourages girls to learn engineering principles uses girl-oriented themes and stories. GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank features Goldie's attempt to bathe Nacho Dog and demonstrates the principles of hinges and levers. The book includes 3 design ideas; parts included.

   

Wooden Simple Machines Student Models
Mechanical Models
Grades K-8

Location
Wiggins Memorial Library, 3rd floor CMMC

Block and Tackle | Kit Science 90
Gear Train | Kit Science 91
Pulley | Kit Science 92
Inclined Plane | Kit Science 93
Lever | Kit Science 94
Screw | Kit Science 95
Motion Converter | Kit Science 97
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3D Printing

3D Printing
3D printing requests may be submitted at: http://library.campbell.edu/services/3D-printing