Library’s “Tech Petting Zoo” shows the lending future is here

UVic library makes 3D printer, tech gadgets available

UVic librarians spent the lunch hour inside the McPherson Library hosting a Tech Petting Zoo on Wednesday.

On display were a series of cameras (a 360-degree camera) virtual reality goggles, gadgets and other modern electronic-based technologies such as a 3D printer, an Arduino ‘Magic 8 Ball’ (see main photo) and more.

In conjunction with the available technologies in the digital makerspace, UVic offers a series of free workshops.

The possibilities for creative output and problem-solving are as diverse as the technology itself, often leading to real-life career opportunities for students, said librarian Rich McCue.

For more information visit the workshops and the digital scholarship commons.

Just Posted

Central Saanich invites electric vehicle drivers to plug in

New charging stations at public services yard first step in transitioning to electric fleet for District

Saanich ranks 23rd among best cities for work in British Columbia

Sidney ranks 22nd, while Victoria ranks 36th in B.C. Business Survey

Victoria councillor responds to Christmas decoration backlash

Ben Isitt says question was part of a line-by-line analysis of Victoria’s 800-page budget document

Reader response: City of Victoria considers scrapping Christmas decorations

Hundreds of respondents provide feedback on a recent motion passed by city council

Big sister credited with saving girl hit by car from more severe injuries

Saanich police continue to seek driver who left the scene Monday

VIDEO: Close encounter with a whale near Canada-U.S border

Ron Gillies had his camera ready when a whale appeared Dec. 7

No flood of extremist returnees to Canada expected, federal report says

The report says some 190 people with connections to Canada are suspected of terrorist activity abroad

Out of the doghouse: B.C. city lifts ban on pup who barked too much at dog park

Cameron the Shetland sheepdog is allowed back into Uplands off-leash dog park under some conditions.

Canada-China relations turn icy over arrest of Chinese exec

The Huawei case has threatened to complicate U.S.-China efforts to resolve a bitter trade dispute.

Prosecutor signs off on former B.C. Liberal government’s quick-wins probe

David Butcher said in a statement released Monday that the RCMP recommended charges under the Elections Act

Canadian physicist who won Nobel Prize touts science for the sake of science

Donna Strickland, 59, said securing the field’s highest honour has given her a significant new platform

High winds and heavy rain delays, cancels BC Ferries sailings

Island routes between Tsawwassen, Swartz Bay affected

Too many die in heavy truck crashes, B.C. auditor says

Province has no mandatory driver training for commercial vehicles

Nanaimo’s Discontent City bulldozed

No access to the site allowed as crews clean up what was a homeless village on the waterfront

Most Read