Toi Box collection
In our libraries we provide our customers with opportunities to interact and experience different technologies, specifically, through our afterschool Minecraft and Robots programmes we want to provide them with more. We want to give our customers as many opportunities to experience tech as possible.
Which is why we have created our Toi Box collection. The collection is a range of different digital and STEAM resources that our patrons can borrow. This collection is called our Toi Box collection. The word Toi means knowledge and we want to play a part in building our communities knowledge of the digital world. Where they will be able to see, hear, and experience all it has to offer.
About our Toi Box Collection
Far North District Libraries want to be a Library that provides access to new and emerging technologies and equipment. Borrow our kits to learn, create and discover new and unlimited opportunities.
- All Toi Boxes are free to borrow.
- Toi Boxes have a loan period of two weeks, with no renewals.
- Toi Boxes must be issued and returned through a library staff member during opening hours.
- Overdue charges will apply as per other borrowing collections.
Customer terms and conditions
Far North District Libraries terms and conditions apply when you borrow a Toi Box. All Toi Boxes are available to borrow from the front desk at our Libraries. When you borrow a Toi Box, you are responsible for:
- Returning the Toi Box by the due date and in the same condition that you borrowed it.
- Any loss, theft or damage that occurs to the kit while it is on loan to you. Library staff can provide you with the replacement cost of the Toi Box.
- Reading and following any instructions included in the Toi Box.
- Using items in the Toi Box in a safe and proper manner, and only for the purposes for which it is intended and/or as set out in the instructions.
If you discover a fault with the Toi Box you have borrowed, or it is damaged, please stop using it immediately and return it to your nearest Far North District Library.
Meet our Toi Box Collection
Do you like inventing things? The MaKey MaKey is an invention kit designed to connect everyday objects to computer keys. It's a kit for all abilities and incorporates art, engineering, computer programming and everything in between. Check out this video of the MaKey MaKey’s endless opportunities and borrow a MaKey MaKey Toi Box today.
Are you interested in computer programming? Get coding with a Micro:bit Toi Box. The Micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors and many input and output features that you can program and physically interact with. Check out this video to learn about how the Micro:bit works.
Love Robots? Love drawing? Check out a Ozobot Toi Box and see how creative you can be. The Ozobot is one of the smallest programmable robots in the world. Draw racetracks and obstacle courses and see what the Ozobot can do! Ozobot blends coding and creativity into endless fun experiences. See a video of the Ozobot in action.
Borrow a Merge cube Toi Box and learn through virtual reality! With the Merge cube you can hold virtual objects in your hand and learn about anatomy, math, science, engineering and so much more. Check out a video of the Merge cube in action here.
If you love robots have a go with this one! Borrow a Sphero mini Toi box and have endless fun. The Sphero mini packs tons of fun into a tiny, app-enabled robotic ball. Drive, play, games, learn to code, and more. Check out the Sphero mini in action here.
Borrow a Tumble Trax Toi Box and create unique marble runs. Create your Trax using long, short and curved magnetic pieces - then drop the marble from the highest point to see your design come to life! For more STEAM inspiration check out our STEAM books in our catalogue.
The Brainbox kit makes learning electronics easy and fun! Follow the instructions in the manual and see what exciting projects you can build. Build exciting projects such as alarms, radios, flying saucers, doorbells, and much more. Check out this video to see how Brainbox works.
Borrow an Osmo Toi box and have endless opportunities for hands-on play. Osmo helps kids learn and have fun at the same time. Have a go with the included game tiles or download one of the other Osmo apps to see what else you can do. See what Osmo can do here.