Arduino board

Arduino is a credit-card-sized, programmable microcontroller that can read sensors and will turn on lights, run motors, and more, based on the code you write.

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Atari Flashback Console

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Revisit the early days of video games with the 50th anniversary Atari Flashback Gold Mini HDMI Console with 130 Classic games built-in, plus two wired Atari joysticks and paddle controllers.

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Baking Tools

Dessert Decorator tool with iced cupcakes, eclairs, and brownies

Need a cake pan for a kid’s birthday party that you’ll never use again? Have a recipe that requires a limited-use kitchen tool you’d rather not buy? We have an assortment of cake pans and baking tools for checkout.

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Balloon Pump

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Quickly blow up balloons using this plug-in, portable electric balloon pump with dual nozzles (air pump only, no helium).

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Bird Watching Kit

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Take home everything you need to spot and identify birds: a monocular telescope with smartphone attachment, traveling case, a tripod, two bird guide books and more.

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Book Club Kits

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Do you belong to a book club or are you looking to start one? Mead Library is home to nearly 200 Book Club Kits featuring multiple book copies and many include book discussion guides.

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Bubble Machine

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Create some backyard bubble fun with this automatic bubble blower that blows over 5,000 bubble per mintue. 

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Car Engine Code Reader

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DIY auto mechanics can get quick access to diagnostic trouble codes. Easily determines the cause of the check engine light and much more.

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Discovery Packs

Museum To Go Bags

Can't make it to the attractions featured in our Experience Collection? Bring the experience home with these curated kits.

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Electronic Drum Kit

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Make music without waking the neighbors with this electronic drum set, featuring USB MIDI connectivity, drum sticks, kick pedals and dual built-in speakers.

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Energy Meter

Energy meter

Borrow an electricity meter and calculate the cost of electricity consumed by home appliances.

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Experience Passes

Milwaukee Museum of Art building exterior

Check out a pass for free admission to local and regional attractions.

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External CD/DVD Drive

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Bring home an external CD/DVD drive that's compatible with PCs and Macs.

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External Hard Drives

External hard drive

Bring home a portable hard drive for temporary storage of scanned photos, videos and other digital items.

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Food Vacuum Sealer

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Keep food fresh with a Nesco food vacuum sealer.

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Home Recording Studio Kit

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Coupled with your own smart phone or computer, this kit provides everything you need to create a professional, web-ready, video. Comes with a ring light, webcam, selfie-stick/tripod, and lavalier microphone.

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Karaoke Machine

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Create a karaoke party at home with a portable karaoke machine; features 2 UHF wireless microphones, a bluetooth speaker and an LED Light.

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Kids STEM Kits

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Bring home a STEM Kit, featuring books and hands-on activities designed to engage kids in a variety of science, technology, engineering and math skills.

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