Tool Loans

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Many tools and equipment at think[box] can be borrowed for up to two days for use outside of the facility. Tools available for loan include hand tools, audio, video, and photo equipment, tools for scientific measurement, and more. Anyone can borrow a tool as long as they have a state-issued ID that can be kept at think[box] as collateral for the duration of the loan.

How to Start

  1. To borrow a tool, come in to think[box] and speak to a Student Worker.
  2. Loans can be made for two calendar days at a time. A form of ID must be held at think[box] as collateral for the duration of the loan. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver's license, passport, school ID, etc. IMPORTANT: Tools CANNOT be loaned without holding a state issued ID.
  3. Late returns: Equipment MUST be returned to think[box] before closing time on the last day of your equipment rental. Late returns will result in a fine of $20 per day for each day the equipment is late. IDs will be retained until all fines are paid.
  4. Damaged or Missing items: Returns that contain damaged or missing items are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A full-time staff member will make an assessment and notify the user about terms of repayment.

What Can be Loaned?

Some of the tools and equipment available for loan from think[box] are listed here. Please note that this list is not comprehensive and there may be tools not listed that can still be borrowed. Also, the current availability of each tool is not reflected on this list. Calling ahead to confirm a tool's availability is recommended.

Micro Projector - AAXA MP300

HDMI, VGA, composite, and USB compatible with a 450 Lumen, 160 inch image in 1080p or 720p. An embedded Android OS allows for independent use.

AAXA MP300 User Guide

HD Video Camera - Canon XA-10

Professional grade camcorder with a native 1080p resolution, 64GB internal memory, two SD card slots, and infrared mode.

Canon XA-10 Instruction Manual

Point and Shoot Camera - Casio EX-ZR100

High speed compact digital camera with full 1080p HD video capabilities, 12.1MP, and slow motion video capture at 1000 fps.

Casio EX-ZR100 User's Guide

Tripod (20 Inch) - Promaster 7000

Tabletop tripod with a height range from 12.5" to 20".

Tripod (60 Inch) - Leica Tri 100

Rugged tripod with a height range from 2' to 5', and integrated bubble levels for precise positioning.

Tripod (76 Inch) - Promaster 7450

Light tripod with a height range from 2.5' to 6.5' and integrated bubble levels for precise positioning.

Stereo Audio Recorder - Zoom H4Next

High quality compact audio recorder with stereo capabilities, 4 channel audio, and programmable recording features.

Zoom H4Next Operation Manual

Pen Display - Wacom Cintiq 13HD

High definition pen display with 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity.

Wacom Cintiq 13HD User's Manual

Laser Line Level - Leica Lino L2P5

Laser layout device with four points and two lines at exactly right angles to one another for precision alignment.

Leica Lino L2P5 User Manual

Microchip Programmer - Atmel GTAGICE Mk II

AVR programmer for 8- and 32-bit devices with on-chip, source level debugging over SP, JTAG, PDI, and aWire.

Atmel GTAGICE mk II User Guide

Microchip Programmer - Atmel AVR Dragon

USB programmer for 8- and 32-bit AVR decives with On Chip Debug capability using SPI, JTAG, and PDI interfaces.

An online users manual is available on Atmel's website.

Microchip Programmer - Olimex AVR-ISP500

USB AVR programmer with Atmel ICSP10 and ICSP6 layout connectors, fully compatible with classic 8-bit AVRs, megaAVR, tinyAVR, and USB AVR.

Olimex AVR-ISP500 User Manual

Battery-Powered Oscilloscope - Tektronix TPS2014B

Battery powered, digital oscilloscope with four analog channels, two probes, and operating at a 1 GS/s sample rate.

Tektronix TPS2014B User Guide

Current Probe (Clamp-on Rogowski Coil) - PEM CWT 30R

The CWT 30R current waveform transducer is a wide-bandwidth ac current probe with a flexible clip-around coil.

PEM CWT 30R Instruction Manual

Current Probe (Positional) - Aim I-prober 520

The Aim I-prober is a positional current probe for PCB traces where conventional current probes cannot reach.

Aim I-prober 520 Instruction Manual

Differential High-Voltage Probe - Probe Master 4241

The Probe Master 4241 High Voltage Differential probe is well suited for measuring high-speed voltage surge in power electronics circuits, up to +/-7000V.

Laser Rangefinder - Leica Disto D810

Fully featured laser range finder with an integrated tilt sensor, smart measurement modes, touchscreen, and an integrated camera. For more utility, get the free "Leica DISTO sketch" app from the Apple App Store.

Leica Disto D810 Manual

IR Temperature Sensor - Extech 42510A

Infrared thermometer for measuring surface temperatures up to 600 degrees Celsius without physical contact.

Extech 42510A User's Manual

Thermal Camera - Flir E6

Infrared camera for capturing high quality thermal images.

Flir E6 User's Manual

Thermocouple Datalogger - Extech Easy View 15

Thermocouple with dual inputs capable of both manual and automatic data logging.

Extech Easy View 15 User's Guide