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Tech Lending

The library offers a variety of different media equipment and emerging technologies for checkout to current Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and staff.

Borrowing items from Tech Lending

The library offers a variety of different media equipment and emerging technologies for checkout as a service to current Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and staff. The full list of available items can be found by browsing through the category pages listed below.

  • Each item can be checked out for a period of four days (with no renewals available).
  • Each item is available only to current Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and staff who have a valid library account.
  • Each item is  checked out on a first-come, first-served basis at the Services Desk (Mudd 2, Claremont Colleges Library). Check the availability of an item by searching for its name in Library Search.
  • An optional consultation is available to patrons who wish to receive an orientation on how to use any of the items in the Tech Lending Program. Patrons who wish to have this orientation should email libraryusers@claremont.edu to set up an appointment.
  • First-time borrowers need to read and sign the Claremont Colleges Library Technology Borrowing Agreement.
Cameras
Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR

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Check the availability of the Canon EOS Rebel T6

What’s in the box:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR camera body
  • Canon ERS 18-55mm lens
  • Canon battery charger
  • Canon rechargeable LP-E6 battery
  • USB cable
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 Basic Instruction Manual
Canon EOS 70D DSLR

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Check the availability of the Canon EOS 70D DSLR

What’s in the box:

  • Canon EOS 70D camera body
  • Canon ERS 18-135mm lens
  • Canon battery charger
  • Canon rechargeable LP-E6 battery
  • USB cable
  • Canon EOS 70D Basic Instruction Manual

Watch videos below on assembling and using the Canon EOS 70D

Canon XA10 Camcorder

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Check the availability of the Canon XA10 Camcorder

What’s in the box:

  • XA10 Camcorder
  • BP-808 battery pack
  • Lens hood
  • Stylus pen
  • Microphone holder
  • Handle unit
  • Wireless controller
  • CA-570 compact power adapter
  • USB cable
  • Stereo video cable
  • Component cable
GoPro HERO4 Camera

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Check the availability of the GoPro HERO4 Camera

What’s in the box:

  • GoPro HERO4 Silver Camera
  • GoPro camera housing (waterproof to 131 feet / 40m)
  • Touch backdoor (enables you to replace housing’s standard backdoor, so that you can access touch display. Waterproof to 10 feet / 3m)
  • Skeleton backdoor (improves sound quality by allowing more sound to reach microphone)
  • GoPro rechargeable battery
  • USB cable
  • Curved adhesive mount
  • Flat adhesive mount
  • 2 quick release buckles
  • 3-way pivot arm (Mounting Hardware)
  • GoPro Hero4 Silver Quickstart Guide
Camera lenses
Canon EF 75-300mm Zoom Lens

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Check the availability for the Canon EF 75-300mm Zoom Lens

Tokina AT-X 16-28mm Pro FX Lens

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Check the availability of the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm Pro FX Lens

Yongnuo 50mm Lens

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Check the availability of the Yongnuo 50mm Lens

Camera mounts and tripods
Slik U9000 tripod

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Check the availability of the Slik U9000 tripod

Ravelli APLT4 Tripod

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Check the availability of the Ravelli APLT4 Tripod

What’s in the box:

  • Tripod
  • Detachable Boot
  • Carrying Pouch
Steadicam SOLO Stabilizer and Monopod

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Check the availability for the Steadicam SOLO Stabilizer and Monopod

What’s in the box:

  • Camera Plate
  • Stage
  • Gimbal
  • Post
  • Swivel Foot
  • 8 1/4lb Weights
  • 2 Allen Wrenches
Steadicam SOLO Arm and Vest Kit

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Check the availability of the Steadicam SOLO Arm and Vest Kit

Note: The Arm and Vest Kit is designed to be used in conjunction with the SteadiCam SOLO Stabilizer and Monopod. You will need to check out both parts in order to use the kit properly.

What’s in the box:

  • Vest
  • Back Pad
  • Arm
  • User Manual
Revo SR-1000 Video Shoulder Support Rig

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Check the availability of the Revo SR-1000 Video Shoulder Support Rig

What’s in the box:

  • Stainless steel Shoulder Mount Frame
  • Foam Shoulder Pad
  • Removable Hand Grip
  • Shoulder Pad Mounting Plate and Allen Screws
  • Shoulder Mount Frame Mounting Plate and Screw
  • Baseplate Mounting Plate and Screw
  • Camera Mounting Screw
  • Allen Wrench
  • Instruction Pamphlet
GoPro Head Strap

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Check the availability of the GoPro Head Strap

What’s in the box:

  • Head strap
GoPole Reach for GoPro

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Check the availability of the GoPole Reach for GoPro

What’s in the box:

  • GoPole
  • Remote clip
  • Wrist-strap attachment
Other camera equipment
Rode VideoMic Go

Check the availability of the Rode VideoMic Go

Kinotehik LCDVF Viewfinder

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Check the availability of the Kinotehik Viewfinder

What’s in the box:

  • LCDVF Viewfinder
  • 2 Mounting frames
  • Microfiber eye cushion
  • Protective pouch
  • Lanyard
  • Cleaning cloth
  • User manual
SpectroLED Lighting Kit

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Check the availability of the SpectroLED Lighting Kit

What’s in the box:

  • Light panel
  • Yoke
  • AC to DC adapter
  • Diffuser
  • 2 stacking clips
  • User manual

The Digital Tool Shed also has stands for mounting the light panel. You can inquire about these in the Digital Tool Shed.

Green Screen Kit

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Check the availability of the Green Screen Kit

Audio recorders and equipment
Zoom H5 Handy Audio Recorder

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Check the availability of the Zoom H5 Handy Audio Recorder

What’s in the box:

  • Operation manual
  • XYH-5 X/Y mic capsule
  • AA size (LR6) battery x 2
  • USB cable
  • Foam windscreen
  • Case
  • ​Steinberg WaveLab LE software download
  • Steinberg Cubase LE software download
Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones

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Check the availability of the Sony MDR-7506 professional headphones

What’s in the box:

  • Sony MDR-7506 Professional Headphones
  • 1/4 inch to 1/8 inch adapter
  • Carrying pouch
Virtual and augmented reality devices
Epson Moverio

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Check the availability of the Epson Moverio

What’s in the box:

  • Mobile viewer controller
  • Mobile viewer
  • Earbuds
  • USB charging cable
  • Ear guides
  • DC power adapter
Google Glass

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Check the availability of the Google Glass

What’s in the box:

  • Pouch for shades
  • Google Glass
  • Shades
  • Google Glass pouch
  • DC adapter
  • USB charging cable
  • Extra nose pads

Note: Glass is connected to your personal Google+ account, so be sure to reset Glass before returning it to the library!

  1. Tap the touchpad to turn Glass on.
  2. From the Home screen, swipe backward on the touchpad until you see the Settings bundle.
  3. Tap into the Setting bundle and swipe forward until you see the Device Info card.
  4. Tap again and swipe forward until you see Factory Reset.
  5. Tap the Factory Reset card to confirm the reset.

Instructions from: https://support.google.com/glass/answer/6057546?hl=en

All of your personal information will be wiped once you have reset Glass, so be sure to back up any of your photos, videos, or other personal information that you want to keep onto your computer or Google+ before resetting. The library is not responsible for your personal information, and we unfortunately cannot help retrieve it after the device has been reset.

Oculus Rift Developer Kit 2

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Check the availability of the Oculus Rift Developer Kit 2

What’s in the box:

  • Positional tracker
  • DVI to HDMI adapter
  • Headset
  • Optional lenses
  • Foreign plug adapters
  • DC power adapter

Note: The Oculus Rift is compatible with PC operating systems only.

Leap Motion Controller

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Check the availability of the Leap Motion Controller

What’s in the box:

  • Leap Motion Controller
  • 2 USB cords
  • USB extension cord
  • Mount for Motion Controller

Note: Before you can begin using the Leap Motion Controller, you will need to install the necessary software on your computer.  This software can be found through the following link: www.leapmotion.com/setup.

Project kits
Arduino Project Kit

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Check the availability of the Arduino Project Kit

What’s in the box:

Name of Component Description Number
1. Arduino Uno Microcontroller Arduino Uno Microcontroller mounted on wooden platform with Breadboard 1
2. USB Cable Cable allows to to hook up Arduino Microcontroller to Computer for programming and can also supply power 1
3. Liquid Crystal Display Alphanumeric display in two rows with sixteen characters each 1
4. DC Motor Converts electrical energy into mechanical energy to spin the shaft of the motor 1
5. Servo Motor Geared motor that can only move 180 degrees.  Comes with three different head styles. 1
6. Battery Snap Used to hook up a 9 volt battery to the Arduino 1
7. Piezo Can detect sound or convert electricity into sound 1
8. Diodes Ensures electricity only flows in one direction 7
9. Light Emitting Diodes Type of diode that illuminates when electricity passes through it 8 Red,
8 Green,
7 Yellow,
3 Cyan
10. Pushbutton switches Momentary switches that close a circuit when they are pressed 10
11. Tilt Sensor Type of switch that is either open or closed based upon its orientation 1
12.  Transistor Acts as an electronic switch 7
13. Resistors Restricts the flow of electricity, thereby changing voltage and current 22     220 ohm,
7     560 ohm,
7     1K ohm,
7     4.7K ohm,
22     10k ohm,
7     1M ohm,
14     10M ohm
14. Potentiometer Variable resistor 3 potentiometers w/ white knobs
15. Photoresistor Variable resistor that changes resistance based upon amount of light detected 6
16. Gels Used in conjunction with the photoresistors, they can filter out certain wavelengths of light 1 of each color (red, green, & blue)
17. Capacitors Store and release electrical energy 13
18. Temperature Sensor Changes voltage output depending on temperature 1
19. H-bridge Circuit that allows you to control polarity of voltage 1
20. Optocoupler Allows connection of two circuits that do not share a common power supply 2
21. Male Header Pins Used to connect to female sockets on breadboard 40
22. Jumper Wires Used to connect components on the breadboard
23. Wooden Inserts Various wooden inserts used to complete projects 6
24. Arduino Project Book Introduction book for the Arduino project kit.  Also contains 15 projects to construct 1
25. Special LEDs 2

Note: In addition to the items that come with the Arduino Project kit, there are several items that you will need to supply if you want to complete all the projects detailed in the project book.

These items are as follows:

  • 9 volt battery
  • Small light source (such as a flashlight)
  • Conductive material (aluminum foil or copper mesh)
  • Colored Paper
  • Scissors
  • An old CD or DVD
  • Tape and glue
Kano Computer Kit

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Check the availability of the Kano Computer Kit

What’s in the box:

Name of Component Color
1.  Kano Computer motherboard contained in a clear plastic case
2. keyboard (wireless/bluetooth) Orange
3. HDMI Cable Yellow
4. Power Plug and Cable (3 pieces) Red
5. USB Dongle Green
6. Case Cards Orange and Clear
7. Micro SD to SD adapter Black
8. Book 1: make a computer Orange
9. Book 2: code powers Grey
Computer equipment
SpaceNavigator 3D Mouse

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Check the availability of the SpaceNavigator 3D mouse

You can find the necessary drivers to fully use the 3D mouse at the 3DXWare10 site.

Wacom Intuos Pro SE Drawing Tablet

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Check the availability of the Wacom Intuos Pro SE Drawing Tablet

What’s in the box:

  • Intuos Pro Special Edition pen tablet
  • Wacom Grip Pen
  • Pen stand with 10 replacement nibs and nib removal tool
  • Color identification rings
  • 2 m (6.6 ft) USB cable
  • Installation CD
  • Quick start guide
RavPower Battery Charger

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Check the availability of the RavPower external battery charger

What’s in the box:

  • RavPower external battery charger
  • (2) MicroUSB to 2A USB connections
  • Type-C MicroUSB adapter
DVD-RW Drive

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Check the availability of the DVD-RW drive

What’s in the box:

  • DVD-RW Optical Drive with Cable (28.3cm)
  • English User Manual
SanDisk microSDHC

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Check the availability of the SanDisk microSDHC

What’s in the box:

  • 8GB microSDHC
  • SD adapter
  • SD card holder
GPS Units
Bad Elf GPS Pro+

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Check the availability of the Bad Elf GPS Pro+ Unit

What’s in the box:

  • Bad Elf GPS Pro+ Unit
  • USB Charging Cable
  • Vehicle Charging Adapter
  • Lanyard
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