MCL’s Electronics cabinets in MetaSpace 511 are overflowing with an array of useful tools for those dabbling in the world of electricity and electronics. Among the many things you’ll find are:

Snap Circuits

Learn the basics of electricity, engineering and circuitry with full color, curriculum-rich, easy-to-follow instructions. Learn how electricity and magnetism work and how they can be used to make each other. Lots of fun and interesting projects to build with our Snap Circuit kits.

Squishy Circuits

Squishy Circuits use conductive and insulating play dough to teach electrical circuits basics in a hands-on way. A perfect blend of fun and learning. There’s no need for breadboards or soldering – just add batteries and pre-made doughs. Let your creations come to life as you light them up with LEDs, make a little bit of noise with buzzers, and spin with the motor.

Makey Makey

Makey Makey is an electronic invention tool and toy that allow users to connect everyday objects to computer programs. Using a circuit board, alligator clips, and a USB cable, the toy uses closed loop electrical signals to send the computer either a keyboard stroke or mouse click signal. Make a banana into a musical instrument? Yep.

How can I explore the great things in MetaSpace 511?

There are two ways to access the electronics tools and kits MCL offers:

  1. Through a library-led program. Be sure to checkout our online calendar for upcoming programs. 
  2. By making a reservation in MetaSpace 511. Visit or call the Information Desk at (262) 363-6411 to schedule your time slot. You can use any of the electronics kits we have in the library.