NOTICE: The Library is planning to implement a new library management system on July 18. In preparation for this transition some functions and services will operate at a limited capacity starting July 12 at 12:00 pm. Users can still check out and return items and search the catalog. Users will not be able to log in to their library accounts, request items online, or use self check-out machines. If you have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 687-7607.
In the last 10 years, the rise of easy-to-program microcontrollers such as Arduino has led to an explosion of interactive electronics, also known as "physical computing."
Using Arduino as a starting point, computer programmers, engineers, artists and hackers are coming together to imagine new solutions, bridging the virtual and the real.
In the Maker Hub, we'll be using Arduinos, Raspberry Pis (a small cheap linux computer), vintage electronics, and a wide variety of sensors, motors, leds, and other components to prototype ideas from domains as diverse as medicine, sports, robotics, activism, and games.
These tools are easier to learn than you might think, and our staff stands ready to help to get on board with electronics!
Check out our scheduled Workshops for hands-on learning opportunities with our equipment.