The Elyria High School ImaginEering Hub is a space that provides learning stations for up to 30 students to explore, tinker, and make.The ImaginEering Hub focuses on the design thinking and problem/project based learning. Students can utilize the ImaginEering Hub during their study halls, lunch times, or for special projects assigned by a teacher. Our stations cover a number of different topics.Stop by room 124 and check out the ImaginEering Hub.You can find details on each below:
Learn the basics of computer science with interactive drag and drop coding. This is a great place to start building a foundation of programming concepts and knowledge.
Sphero SPRK - sphero.com/sprk-plus
The SPRK Lightning Lab app is your hub to create, contribute and learn with Sphero Robots. The visual block-based building interface makes learning the basic principles of programming approachable and fun. When creativity strikes... Make. Code. Share.
Gamestar Mechanic - GamestarMechanic.com
Gamestar Mechanic allows you to learn about how systems work and how they can be modified or changed. Learn to think analytically and holistically, to experiment and test theories, and to consider other people as part of the systems they create and inhabit. Through the game design process, cultivate your skills involving system-based thinking, creative problem solving, art and aesthetics, writing and storytelling, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) skills.
Bloxels - bloxelsbuilder.com
Using a hands-on approach, create classic 13-bit video games, characters, animations, and game elements by combining the Bloxels game board, a smart device, and your imagination. Build, play, and share.
Kodu - kodugamelab.com
Kodu lets you create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu emphasizes creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills.
Scratch - scratch.mit.edu
Program your own interactive stories, games, and animation then share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps you think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively - essential skills for life in the 21st century.
3D Design and Fabrication
Lulzbot Taz5 and Taz6
Turn a computer designed 3D model into a solid physical creation. 3D printing allows you to conceptualize, create, and prototype virtually anything you can imagine.
TinkerCAD - tinkercad.com
This browser-based design solution allows you to imagine anything and create a 3D model of it in minutes.
123D Design - 123dapp.com
A 3D creation and editing tool that supports many of today’s 3D printers.
X-Carve - inventables.comDesign your creations with Easel then use the X-Carve to carve your projects into wood, acrylic, metal, and foam.
Textiles and Wearables
BabyLock Embellisher - http://babylock.com/sewing/embellisher-emb12-2/
The Embellisher uses the unique art of European needle felting to create incredible detail and texture using absolutely no thread! Sewers, quilters, crafters and embroidery lovers all appreciate the extra touch that this machine can bring to any project.
Baby Lock Evolution Serger - http://babylock.com/sergers/evolution/
A serger uses multiple threads to sew a seam, trim off the raw edges, and finish the edges all at the same time. If you are interested in creating clothing or costumes this machine is for you.
Utilize a sewing machine to stitch and/or combine fabrics using thread. If you can imagine it with fabric, this machine will help you create it.
Baby Lock Adventura Embroidery/Sewing - http://babylock.com/embroidery/aventura/
Create and edit your designs and then program the machine to make your custom design come to life. This machine adds a personal touch to all of your textile creations.
V3 Multi-pin Paper Bead RollerCreate your own paper beads. This machine allows you to roll your own beads to incorporate into your own custom jewelry.
RoboticsVEX Robotics - vexrobotics.com
Utilizing design-thinking, VEX EDR offers a rich and exciting platform to immerse themselves in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through the fun of building and programming robots. This highly versatile construction system allows you to build whatever you can imagine. Don’t forget about the competitions…
Lego Mindstorms EV3 - http://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstormsLEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 makes building, programming and commanding your own LEGO robots smarter, faster, and more fun than ever. Follow the simple steps below and before you know it, you’ll be in control of robots that drive, shoot, slither, walk, slam, and spin – to name just a few of the actions that come with this awesome robotics set.
Robot C Programming - http://www.robotc.net/
ROBOTC is a cross-robotics-platform programming language for popular educational robotics systems.
iPad & Garage Band - http://www.apple.com/ios/garageband/
Touch instruments including guitar, bass, strings, percussion, and piano. A fully functioning recording software with two line/mic inputs. Featuring matching Rode microphones for vocal or live recording.
Maschine Mikro 2 - https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/maschine/production-systems/maschine-mikro/trutorials/Compact groove production system for tactile, creative beatmaking with an acclaimed sound library. Featuring an Oxygen-25 MIDI keyboard with 25 keys.
Moog Model 15 App - https://www.moogmusic.com/products/apps/model-15-app
The Moog Model 15 App is the first Moog modular synthesizer and synthesis educational tool created exclusively for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The Model 15 App features both monophonic and 4-voice polyphonic operation is easily commanded via 4 seamlessly integrated controllers. Simple swipes and taps provide instant access to a traditional Moog keyboard, 1150 ribbon controller, 8-step sequencing arpeggiator and the award-winning Animoog keyboard with 22 built-in scales and polyphonic modulation capabilities.
Arduino - arduino.cc
Arduino is an open-source software and microcontroller-based hardware for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control physical devices. Arduino plus your creativity equals boundless possibilities and problem solutions.
Raspberry Pi - raspberrypi.org
The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, and playing games.
123D Circuits - 123dapp.com/circuits
Design and simulate circuits online without breaking your Arduino.
littleBits - littleBits.cc
littleBits are electronic building blocks that allow to create inventions big and small. Make something that does something to solve something. The possibilities are endless.
Soldering is a process in which two or more metal items are joined together by melting and then flowing a filler metal into the joint. Soldering is used to form a permanent connection between electronic components. Solder is a metallic "glue" that holds the parts together and forms a connection that allows electrical current to flow. You can use a solderless breadboard to make test circuits, but if you want your circuit to last for more than a few days, you will want to solder the components together.
Snap Circuits - snapcircuits.net
Learn the basic principles of electronics including resistors, switches, capacitors, series circuits, transistors, parallel circuits, integrated circuits, and motors.