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Fight summer slump with STEM kits

Maker Kits include robotics, drones and other STEM subjects
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Maker Kits are back on the shelves and ready to be checked out! These kits are packed full of fun and new things to discover. Help stave off the summer slump by borrowing these robotics kits for free from the BWG Library and learn about STEM this summer.The BWG Library Maker Kits include activities for all age levels and are full of endless fun.

Here are some of our favourites to try:

GoPro Hero 7 Silver

No matter where adventure takes you, take the GoPro HERO7 Silver.  This little camera offers 4K video and WDR photo, has an easy-to-use touchscreen and responds to voice commands.  Rugged and waterproof, it’s also equipped with GPS so you can track your distance, height and speed. And for easy sharing, images and videos go directly to the GoPro app.


Ready, set, code! Code-a-pillar lets kids discover the fun of coding as they use their problem-solving and sequencing skills to code a path for their buddy to follow.

Ollie Darkside

Darkside Ollie is the app-controlled robot engineered for speed, programmed for tricks, and customized by you.  Launch over the competition at lightspeed. Spin, drift, and flip with app-powered tricks.  Then switch up your performance with custom tires and hubcaps. Darkside Ollie rolls at speeds of up to 14 mph and connects instantly to your device via Bluetooth LE with a range of up to 100 feet.

Dot & Dash

Kids can watch their virtual coding turn into tangible learning experiences in real time as Dot or Dash with its performance and multiple sensors, interacts with and responds to its surroundings. Additional accessories included.


Teach yourself to code Evo two ways: online with OzoBlockly and screen-free with Color Codes. OzoBlockly, powered by Google’s Blockly, has five skill levels for beginner to master coding. Color Codes, made with markers on paper, teach basic STEM skills, critical thinking, and debugging. 

Visit the BWG Library catalogue to place your hold today!Kits are available to pick up during the BWG Library’s hours, Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 1:30 to 7:00 p.m.