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Tech ideas -- equipment and other

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Arduino -- open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.



BioLite Camp Stove - A portable thermoelectric generator (2012 Showcase) 

Boogie Board is an erasable LCD tablet. It is a tree-friendly alternative to memo pads, sketchbooks, sticky notes, dry erase boards and other writing/drawing mediums. (2010 tech showcase)

Brunton Universal Charger Power Knife -- one compact tool to carry multiple chargers. Ditch all those cables.



Google ChromeBox - Secure web based operating system device (2012 Showcase)



Leap Motion Device - Super accurate 3d motion control for any computer. It’s the closest thing to the Minority Report interface. (2012 Showcase)

LibraryBox - Self-contained digital resource sharing device (2012 Showcase)



MYO -- The MYO armband lets you use the electrical activity in your muscles to wirelessly control your computer, phone, and other favorite digital technologies. (WATCH the video on this one! Seriously cool!)



NODE -- A compact handheld sensor powerhouse. Interchangeable modules allow you to do everything from test for carbon monoxide to check your elevation on a hike to match paint colors perfectly.



QR Codes - What are they? Portals to information! QR codes are essentially 2-dimensional barcode. Users scan the QR Code with a scanning device (for example, the camera on a smart phone), and they are automatically directed to a website or the application specialized to handle the code's data. (2011 Tech Showcase)

Quickmark --  an easy-to-use barcode scanner (does QR codes) Added 11/01/2012



Raspberry Pi - for only $25 - $35, a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. See article in The Digital Shift for how one library is using it.

Ringly -- jewelry that discreetly notifies you of important calls and texts



Square - Now all you need to accept credit cards is iPad, iPhone or Android. Free reader, fast setup, one simple rate for swipe fees. (2011 Tech Showcase)



Tile -- never lose your keys again



Waterfi -- waterproof electronics, including waterproof Kindles and iPods.



Yubikey -- a new approach to online security. 





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