Technology Collection

Programmables
Wearables and Outdoors
Laptops and Accessories
Presentation Tools
Other Gadgets
Chargers
Policies



Programmables

Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It comes with an SD card pre-loaded with the NOOBS operating system. Users are welcome to use their own SD card, particularly if they wish to save their work.

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Print
Programming the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started with Python

eBooks
Raspberry Pi User Guide
Raspberry Pi Projects
Teach Yourself Visually Raspberry Pi

Websites
RaspberryPi.org

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Arduino Starter Kit

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. The kit includes a selection of the most common and useful electronic components with a 170-page book of 15 projects. Starting the basics of electronics, to more complex projects, the kit will help you control the physical world with sensor and actuators.

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Print
Arduino Cookbook

eBooks
Arduino for Dummies
Exploring Arduino Tools and Techniques for Engineering Wizardry

Websites
Arduino Website

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Wearables and Outdoors

Pebble Smartwatch

The Pebble Smartwatch uses Bluetooth to send notifications from your iPhone or Android phone to your watch. 

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Websites
Pebble Support Center

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GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition

Lightweight and small, this camera is designed for action and adventure video/photography, while protected in shockproof and waterproof housing.

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Websites
HD Hero2 User Manual

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Garmin eTrex 20 Worldwide Handheld GPS Navigator

The Garmin eTrex 20 GPS unit can be used for hiking and geocaching and is pre-loaded with Colorado state maps.

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Print
GPS Made Easy: Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors
Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter and GPS
The Essential Guide to Geocaching: Tracking Treasure with Your GPS

eBooks
GPS and Geocaching in Education

Websites
Garmin eTrex Owners' Manual

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Laptops and Accessories

Dell Latitude Laptop

Laptops run Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010, and automatically connect to ASU Wi-Fi.

Loan Period: ASU students, faculty, staff: 4 hours with 1 renewal; Community members: 2 hours, no renewals.

Restrictions: ASU students, faculty, and staff may use laptops anywhere on campus; Community members must use laptops in library.



Headphones

Headphones may be checked out for use with library laptops or personal devices. 

Loan Period: ASU students, faculty, staff: 4 hours with 1 renewal; Community members: 2 hours, no renewals.

Restrictions: ASU students, faculty, and staff may use headphones anywhere on campus; Community members must use headphones in library.



Dell SK-8135 Keyboard

One full-sized keyboard is available for use with library laptops.

Loan Period: ASU students, faculty, staff: 4 hours with 1 renewal; Community members: 2 hours, no renewals.

Restrictions: Library Use Only





Presentation Tools

Logitech Wireless Presenter R400

This wireless clicker with laser pointer allows you to control presentation slides from up to 50 feet away.

Loan Period: 3 days, no renewals

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Other Gadgets

Leap Motion Controller

Motion controller uses your hands and fingers to control your computer using applications available in the Airspace Store. 

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Websites
Leap Motion Support

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Livescribe 2GB Echo Smartpen

Livescribe is a multimedia notetaking system that uses pens, paper, and software to record audio and link it to handwritten notes.

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Websites
Livescribe Smartpen User Guide

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Graphing Calculator TI-85

Scientific calculator is programmable and includes graphing capabilities.

Loan Period: 4 hours

Restrictions: Library Use Only

Helpful Resources:

Websites
TI-85 Guidebook

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Chargers

Apple USB cable and charger

30 pin charger connects to older model iPad, iPod and iPhone.

Loan Period: 2 hours, no renewals

Restrictions: Library Use Only

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Lightning to USB cable and charger for iPad, iPhone, and iPod

The Lightning to USB cable is designed specifically for the newer Apple devices, such as the iPhone 5, which use the Lightning connector. 

Loan Period: 2 hours, no renewals

Restrictions: Library Use Only

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Micro USB Home and Travel Charger 

Cable and charger work with most non-Apple cell phones.

Loan Period: 2 hours, no renewals

Restrictions: Library Use Only

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85W MagSafe Power Adapter for MacBook Pro

The 85W MagSafe Power Adapter is designed to work with a 15 or 17 inch MacBook Pro.

Loan Period: 2 hours, no renewals

Restrictions: Library Use Only

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Policies

Eligibility

  • All device check-outs, with the exception of chargers, are restricted to current Adams State students, faculty, and staff.

Holds

  • Devices may be placed on hold in the library catalog. Speak with a library staff member if you need assistance.

  • You will have 3 days to pick up your device once you have been notified that it is available.

Checkout and Return

  • Devices must be checked out at the circulation desk on the first floor of the library.

  • You may check out only one device at a time.

  • Devices check out for 2 weeks and may not be renewed.

  • Devices must be returned to a library staff member at the circulation desk. Failure to return a device in person will result in a $25 fine and possible loss of library privileges.

Usage

  • All devices will be erased upon return. Any files you wish to retain should be backed up on external storage.

  • You should not save any passwords on the library's equipment and you should log out of any applications before returning the device.

  • The Nielsen Library assumes no responsibility for any problems the devices may cause to any other equipment they are connected to.

Fines

  • You will be charged a fine of $5.00 for each day that the device is late.

  • Fines must be paid during regular business hours at the One Stop Center in the Student Union Building and the receipt brought back to the library

Financial Liability

By checking out a device, you assume full financial responsibility for the device and all components that come with it. You will be charged for lost or damaged equipment up to the full replacement cost plus a processing fee.