What is the WouldShop?

WouldShop2The WouldShop is a hands-on creative space where kids and teens can learn through designing, building, testing, tinkering, making, and connecting with other kids, teens, and staff. The WouldShop provides opportunities for self-directed learning and exploration. Through rotating themes and activities, we strive to pique interest, initiate curiosity, and help kids and teens to develop critical thinking skills.

 

What is in WouldShop

Printrbot Play

printrbot play

  • Printrbot Play has a 4 x 4 x 5 inches build area, and a cover over the hot end to protect curious hands from getting burned.
  • Software Tinkercad
  • Product Website

 Silhouette CAMEO 3Cameo 3


Cricut Maker
cricket maker


HP Designjet T120 Inkjet Poster Printer
HP DeskJet

  • HP Designjet prints posters 24 inches wide with variable height.
  • Print from any program
  • See staff for assistance printing

Singer Sewing Machine - Model 4423

singer sewing machine


Ozobot
ozobot

  • Ozobot is a handheld robot that can be programmed with markers or by using a tablet app. 
  • Software EVO
  • Product Website

sphero

Sphero

  • Sphero is a spherical robot capable of rolling across most surfaces. Sphero can be controlled by smartphones or tablets.
  • Software Sphero Edu 
  • Product Website

littlebits2

LittleBits


Arduino

Arduino

  • 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.
  • Manual
  • Product website

Cubelets

Cubelets

  • Cubelets each have a spcific function, connect them together along with a battery block and design a unique device.
  • Description
  • Product website

makey makey

Makey Makey

  • Makey Makey is an invention kit that turns everyday objects into touchpads and combines them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween.
  • Setup
  • Product website

lego wedo

LEGO WeDo kit

  • LEGO WeDo are computer and tablet controlled bricks that allow users to create simple machine which run on motors. 
  • Software WeDo
  • Product website

lego ev3

Lego Mindstorm EV3 kit

  • LEGO Minstorm EV3 is a computer, sensors, and parts that can de engineered and programmed to almost any task. 
  • Software Mindstorm
  • Product website

 

Wooden Multi-Craft Weaving Loom

wooden multi craft loom

  • Wooden Multi-craft Weaving Loom is used to create Pictures, ribbons, fabric, and more. 
  • Manual

Schacht Spindle Cricket Loom
cricket loom


Button Makerbutton maker

  • Button maker creates round buttons for all occasions. Make and share your designs. 

Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
sizzix

  • Sizzix Texture Boutique transforms ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, vellum and other thin materials into embossed art.
  • Manual

 

The WouldShop also contains general tools for tinkering and making, such as various cutters, a soldering kit, hammers, screw drivers, plyers, standard art tools etc.

We also provide limited supplies of basic consumable materials, such as papers, glues, tapes, fabrics, vinyl, yarn, filament, etc. We do this to get you started. We cannot guarantee that we will have the quantity, size, or colors of materials that you need. If you have a specific project in mind, we encourage you to bring in your own materials to use with the equipment in the WouldShop.

In the space, there is collection of non-fiction, how-to books that can be checked out. We also have STEM Kits and Maker Kits so that you can learn and create at home.