The following technology is currently on display in the showcase.  In addition, if you are a current GVSU student, staff, or faculty member, we offer a technology lending opportunity if you are interested in using the technology for a class assignment or educational project.  

As a faculty member, you may also qualify for a FTLC grant to help support an innovative technology project. What problem are you trying to solve? Let us know how we can help!

NEW! In the Showcase

New for 2022

  • Amazon Frames
  • Sphero Mini
  • Sphero Bolt
  • Osmo Monster Bundle
  • Makey Makey
  • Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4
  • Lenovo ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses
  • Lenovo Mirage VR S3 Headset 
  • Propellerhead's Reason Studio and Midi controller
  • Ultimaker S3
  • Cricut Maker 3
  • Lego Robotics Kit
  • Glowforge Laser Cutter and Engraver
  • Revopoint POP 2 3D High-Precision Scanner
  • DJI RoboMaster EP Core
  • CleanBox
  • Pico G2
  • Ricoh Theta SC
  • HP Reverb
  • NVIDIA Canvas
  • A lot of new VR experiences and simulations for the Quest 2 and Valve Index!


New in 2021

Looking Glass

Looking Glass 3D Holographic Display

  • Holographic Display

A unique display that creates a 3D image out of 45 distinct light angles, and  2D models.

  • Leap Motion interaction

The Looking Glass display has a interaction with a Leap Motion controller to allow users to interact with the 3D display.

  • Unity Integration

If you can think it you can design it with Unity integration into the Looking Glass software so any thing you can think of you can create!


  • Interact Beyond the Screen
    By using the stylus and glasses, users are able to examine 3D models from different perspectives.

    Sensors within the display allows zSpace to track the glasses and stylus. As you tilt your head to look around an object on the computer, zSpace automatically updates to display the correct perspective.
  • Engage with a Variety of Educational Applications
    - Tinkercad 3D printing and modeling is available through zSpace
    - Automotive, Allied Health, Agri-Science, Manufacturing, and STEM applications
    - Custom 3D modeling
  • Familiar Interactions
    The unique stylus creates a comfortable holding position in which users can rotate their wrists naturally, allowing for manipulating and interacting with 3D objects.

Ricoh Theta V - 360 Degree Camera

  • 360 Degree Lens
    Two dual fish eye lenses. Leave no blind spots anywhere in the atmosphere the camera is placed for real time stitching of the photos to create a live panorama shot
  • Live HD Streaming
    Share and connect with friends in real time HD. Also compatible with youtube 3D viewing
  • App Enabled
    All from the connectivity of your iPhone. You can control the rotating camera lens, record videos and capture images without ever needing your hands on the device
  • Wireless
    With a strong battery life you can take it on the go hands free and capture your surroundings

Oculus Quest

  • VR without the Wires
    The Oculus Quest is designed for all VR capabilities but without an external computer and without the wires. Since the processor is within the headset, it provides a seamless VR experience. The Quest also has the capability to mirror its screen to a separate device to see the VR experience outside of the headset.
  • Full Motion Capability
    The Oculus Quest has two controllers that are highly sensitive to haptic inputs, and provides a way to interact with the Virtual Reality landscape, whether it’s picking up a cube or flipping the pages of a book, the controllers have acute sensors to allow for specific hand motions and actions.
  • An Ever-Growing Game Library
    One of the Quest’s highest features is the ability to choose games from an ever-expansive game market for games that are good for all age ranges. The library is available to all other Oculus devices, allowing for games to be shared on one account. The availability of games is expansive within age preference, genre, and price.
  • 7 Things about Oculus Quest

Learn more at Oculus Quest

Introducing Muse 2

Multi-sensor Meditation

  • Engage in Guided Meditations
    Track your progress.
  • Brain Activity, Breathing, Heart Rate Sensor
    Measures EEG brainwaves, PPG/Pulse Oximetry heart rate, PPG/Gyroscope breathing rate, and body movements by accelerometer.
  • Developer / Software Development Kit
    Muse offers a software development kit to support research projects or educational applications.

Learn more at

SparkFun Inventor's Kit

  • Getting Started with Programming and Hardware
    Interaction with the Arduino programming language with circuits.
  • 5 Projects, 16 Circuits, and Sample Code
    SparkFun’s Inventor’s Kit includes 5 projects and 16 interconnected circuits with example code and instructions included.
  • Educational Curriculum
    A creative medium for advancing teaching and learning with a curriculum designed specifically for hands-on learning — focusing on critical thinking, collaboration, communication, curiosity, problem solving and invention.

Learn more at SparkFun

Oculus Go

  • VR Anywhere
    The Oculus Go is a new Standalone VR Headset, and allows the user to use it anywhere wirelessly. The Go doesn’t require a phone or a computer, and it has no wires that need to be attached.
  • The Latest VR Apps
    The Oculus Go isn’t restricted to the headset, but can be used with an App that can download apps, games, and experiences while you’re away from the VR headset.
  • Customize To Your Needs
    The Go is made for a seamless experience. Whether you would like to equip prescription lenses, or use headphones; the Go is made for different modes of accessibility.  
  • 7 Things about Oculus Go

Learn more at Oculus Go

Curiscope Virtuali-Tee

Take science to a new dimension and learn about the human body... on a human body. The Virtuali-Tee uses beautifully designed augmented reality and amazing 3D learning experiences to explore the circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems with fully immersive 360 videos.

  • Bringing Learning to Life
    VIRTUALI-TEE is an augmented reality T-shirt that uses augmented reality code to display a visual representation of the body’s internal systems.  By downloading an app on your phone, and pointing your phone at the VIRTUALI-TEE t-shirt, you can dissect organs in gross detail.
  • Group Learning
    VIRTUALI-TEE is great for group learning.  Simply use Chromecast or Airplay to mirror your device screen.
  • Compatibility
    VIRTUALI-TEE’s app is compatible with iPhone 5s or later, iPad 3 or later, Galaxy S5 or later etc.  

Learn more at Curiscope


Motion Sensor Music and Rhythm Device

  • Kinesthetic Improvements
    The Phonotonic is used by creating motion that is then translated into faster or slower melodies and rhythms. With the addition of self-created music to exercise, it creates a personalized experience for all users.  The Phonotonic can also be used by children who have cognitive impairments in order to improve their kinesthetic movements by relating exercise to fun rhythms and movement.
  • Rhythm Development
    Since each movement of the sensor is attributed to different sounds, this tool can be used to help develop the rhythm of children. The music library is expansive, and allows for melodies and beats to be mixed and matched for different music creations.
  • Social Interaction
    Improve your social interactions by adding music to any scenario, and being able to make music with friends and family.

Learn more at Phonotonic

Elenco Snap Circuits

Educational Kit to Beginner Circuitry

  • Completed Kit
    The Elenco Snap Circuit board allows for a variety of different educational levels to interact and understand circuitry through kits that available through Elenco. The kits range from beginner levels and up to 500 variety project kits. The kits can also be combined with computer interfaces to enhance the learning experience.
  • Educational Variety
    Snap Circuits also allows for a variety of projects to be cultivated, and our kit includes pieces to create alarms, fans, and much more! There are over 750 different projects that can be created with the modular snap circuit builder interface.
  • Hands-On Learning
    Snap Circuits also allow a sense of expressive creation, further enhancing the STEM educational value. The circuit isn’t pre-made, so it allows for educational versatility and for users to create whatever project they would like to pursue.

Learn more at Elenco

Amazon Echo Show

Music and Video Smart Home Device

  • Amazon Alexa
    The Amazon Show uses the smart home assistant, Alexa, to tell you the latest news, weather, and current events. Alexa can also schedule calendar appointments, make to-do lists, and order products on Amazon.
  • 7 Things about Amazon Echo Show 

Learn more at Amazon Echo Show

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Educational Microcomputer

  • Endless Projects
    The Raspberry Pi 3 is a credit card-sized computer that allows makers to create projects ranging from home automation to robotics to even hosting web servers. With the addition of external components, the potential build configurations are limitless.

  • Computer Science Education
    The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that is programmable for any innovative projects. They even offer different online courses and a Pi club locator to help makers get in contact with one another.

  • Collaborative Coding Community
    Due to the versatility of the RPi 3, along with the large quantity of projects that can take shape, there is a big emphasis on the community of makers to support both those that are new. They even have a portion of their site dedicated to their community members.

Learn more at Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Makeblock mBot Ranger

3-in-1 Educational Robot Kit

  • Easy to Assemble
    Equipped with color-coded RJ25 ports for easy wiring. No soldering required.
  • Programmable
    Can be programmed with either the Scratch or Arduino programming languages to begin mastering the basics of writing code.
  • Infinite Extensibility
    Providing compatibility with the entire Makeblock platform of 400+ parts allows for the development of more projects.
  • 7 Things about Makeblock mBot Ranger

Learn more at Makeblock

Snap Spectacles

Snapchat’s Spectacles are camera equipped sunglasses perfect for any occasion. 

  • Hands Free Photography
    Record videos with this wearable camera that save directly to your Snapchat memories
  • 115 Degree Filming 
    The wide angle for filming allows you to capture more of your surroundings with a camera angle that mimics our natural eyesight
  • Social Media 
    Share with your friends your unique perspective on what is happening around you
  • 7 Things about Snap Spectacles

Learn more at Snap

Merge Cube

  • Augmented Reality
    The Merge Cube app provides an augmented reality view of the cube while it displays different surfaces, whether it is used as a handheld cube or in Google Cardboard.
  • Hologram in your Hand
    The Merge Cube provides a dynamic learning experience and can transform into a virtual cube that can be used in different game settings to turn into a castle, a spaceship, or the solar system! There is a wide variety of native apps to use with the Merge Cube, and you can curate the content that you want to see.
  • The Hologram: Compatible with VR
    Using the VR mode on the Merge Cube app allows for a hands free viewing from the electronic device, and you can twist and turn the cube 360° to get the fullest experience possible.
  • 7 Things about Merge Cube

Learn more at MergeVR

HTC Vive

  • Fully Immersive Virtual Reality
    Immersive VR experience allows you to walk around freely and explore everything. Stunning graphics make the experience feel so real and surreal simultaneously
  • Haptic Feedback
    HD haptic feedback and intuitive gestures mean playing games and interacting with the virtual world comes naturally
  • Motion Tracking
    360 motion tracking via base station technology that helps the headset and controllers track their exact location in space. Freely explore and interact with the virtual world. Room-scale VR puts you at the center of everything
  • 7 Things about HTC Vive

Learn more at HTC Vive


Aurora was inspired by the beauty of the Aurora Borealis and features modularity, color changing display and animation, and voice control.

  • Influence Your Mood
    Change the ambient color in your room to help influence your mood and happiness
  • Unleash Your Creativity
    Create personalized designs and scenes
  • Flexible and Convenient Control
    Mobile control of scenes
  • 7 Things about Aurora Tiles

Learn more at Nanoleaf


  • Digital “Scent” Speaker
    Playback scent messages
  • Aroma Therapy
    Scent is an important part of wellness, productivity, and inspiration
  • Scent-based Creation
    Create a personal scent space
  • 7 Things about Cyrano

Learn more at oNotes

Microsoft HoloLens

  • Mixed reality headset includes augmented and virtual reality elements
  • Untethered, holographic computer
  • Explore holograms along side of the "real world"
  • Interact with holograms with gestures
  • Communicate with apps via voice
  • 7 Things about Microsoft HoloLens

Learn more at Microsoft HoloLens

Amazon Echo

  • Voice Enabled Web Connected Speaker
    Hands-free and always on speaker with smart assistant
  • Alexa
    Cloud-based voice service and intelligent agent
  • IoT
    Supports the Internet of Things through smart home controls
  • Far-field Voice Recognition
    With 7 microphones, Alexa Voice Service responds from across the room
  • 7 Things about Amazon Echo

Learn more at


  • Modular Electronics
    Make robots and electronic devices with magnetic modular components
  • Creative Combinations|
    Create unique designs and capabilities through a variety of combinations (lesson plans and recipes available on web site)
  • Lego Compatibility
    Customize robots with Lego attachments
  • Branch out with Bluetooth
    Advanced control of Cubelets using a mobile device with Bluetooth
  • 7 Things about Cubelets

Learn more at Modular Robotics

Double Robotics

Ricoh Theta S - 360 Degree Camera


  • 360 Degree Lens
    Two dual fish eye lenses. Leave no blind spots anywhere in the atmosphere the camera is placed for real time stitching of the photos to create a live panorama shot
  • Live HD Streaming
    Share and connect with friends in real time HD. Also compatible with youtube 3D viewing
  • App Enabled
    All from the connectivity of your iPhone. You can control the rotating camera lens, record videos and capture images without ever needing your hands on the device
  • Wireless
    With a strong battery life you can take it on the go hands free and capture your surroundings
  • 7 Things about Ricoh Theta S

Learn more at

Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer

  • Supports printing with PLA, ABS, CBE    
  • Layer resolution from 600 to 20 micron  
  • Build volume of 223x223x205 mm
  • 7 Things about 3D Printing

Learn more at


“ People are just as likely to get sick from their phones as from the handles of the bathroom” – Dr. Cain, WSJ

  • How it Works
    UV-C Lamps inside the PHONESOAP produce a special wavelength of light that allows the light to go through the cell wall of the bacteria or viruses and damage their DNA, so they will die off and not cause infections.
  • Effectiveness
    The UV lights cleans your phone in 4 minutes and the blue light on the front will turn off when it your phone is clean
  • Built-in Charging
    With built-in charging you can clean and charge at the same time!
  • 7 Things about Phonesoap

Learn more at Phonesoap


  • Clutter Free Wireless Charging
    Charge your Smartphone without the Wires
  • Qi Integrated
    Supports the Qi Standard without need for Adapters or Chargers
  • Magnetic Field
    A Magnetic Field transfers Power to a Receiver (Embedded in Devices or within an Adapter)

Learn more at Aircharge

Sphero 2.0

  • App-Enabled Ball
    This waterproof sphere can play golf, run over zombies, or jump a ramp all from the control on your smartphone or tablet
  • Customizable
    Change colors, earn tricks and complete challenges on the Sphero app
  • Learn with Sphero
    With the SPRK app you can take lessons and learn the basics of programming. The more you play, the smarter you get!
  • 7 Things about Sphero

Learn more at Sphero


  • Learn Programming
    Learn basic programming using a tiny robot.
  • Gaming
    Experience the world of gamification through physical and digital games.
  • Portable
    The worlds smallest robot that combines digital and physical components to create new gaming experiences
  • Learn Valuable Skills
    While playing with these tiny robots you can also gain life skills of programming through creative play
  • Confidence Builder
    Allows a student to use their imagination to explore coding concepts using sequential and visual programming to gain computational thinking
  • Application or DIY Based
    Use Ozobot Bit to control the movement of the robot or play racing, arcade, or puzzle games on a tablet or your own surface
  • 7 Things about Ozobots

Learn more at Ozobot

sprout by HP (no longer available)

  • Revolutionary All-in-One Computer with Touch Screen and Projected Work Surface
  • Intuitive and Natural Work
    All-in-one computer with touch screen and a projected work surface\

  • Learn how to Play the Piano
    Learn how to play the piano or be a DJ with Pianotime or Crayola DJ apps. These are just a few of the applications that you can find on the Sprout Marketplace

  • Add a New Dimension to 3D
    3D scan an object, design it, and then print it on a 3D printer

  • 7 Things about HP Sprout

Learn more at sprout by HP


Play Beyond the Screen with 4 Apps

  • Masterpiece
    After placing a piece of paper in front of the iPad, choose an image that you want to draw and start making your own masterpiece
  • Words
    Play solo or with a friend and be the first one to spell out the on-screen hidden work by using the real-life letters
  • Tangram
    Arrange puzzle pieces so that they match the image show on the screen
  • Newton
    After you place a piece of paper in front of the iPad, use your creativity to invent objects to guide the falling balls into target zone
  • 7 Things about Osmo

Learn more at Osmo

Google Glass

  • Wearable Computing
  • Optical head-mounted display
  • Take photos and videos hands-free
  • Easily access and share information
  • 7 Things about Google Glass

Learn more at Google Glass X Company


  • Introduction to Circuits
    Fun and Interactive way to Learn the Basics of Circuit Construction  
  • Millions of Combinations
    Diverse Connectable Parts allows for a Variety of Designs
  • Design your own Inventions
    Combine with Crafts for Endless Possibilities
  • Learn from Others
    Community Projects and Shareable Inventions 

Learn more at littleBits

Leap Motion

Learn more at Leap Motion

Lellan DigitalCanvas

Learn more at


  • Personal Cameraman
    Robot Automatically Follows with 360° Pan and 20° Tilt
  • Presentation Capture
    Capture Lectures, Presentations, Meetings, and Demonstrations
  • Video Projects
    Use for Flipped Classroom, Distance Learning, or Student Projects
  • 7 Things about Swivl

Google Cardboard

  • Mobile Virtual Reality
    Use your Smartphone for a Virtual Reality Experience
  • Gesture Controls
    Control your Experience through Movements, not Buttons
  • Create Your Own
    Do-It-Yourself Guides are available Online for Free
  • 7 Things about Google Cardboard

Aurasma - Augmented Reality

  • Live Real-world Objects with Computer-generated Overlay
    Using a Camera on a Mobile Device, Real-world Objects are Augmented by Computer-generated Information
  • Metadata for Real-life Objects
    Enhances the current Perception of Reality with Information and Media
  • Interactive
    Optical Sensors, Accelerometers, GPS, Gyroscopes, and Wireless Sensors provide Interactivity

Epic Mobile Projection Keyboard

  • Laser Projected Keyboard
    Device Emits and Detects Infrared Light to Track Keystrokes
  • Portable
    A Keyboard for your Pocket
  • Adaptable
    Use with nearly all Computing Devices
  • Wireless
    Bluetooth provides Wireless Keyboard Operation

POWERUP Paper Airplane

  • Powered Paper Airplane
    Power Paper Airplanes with Propeller and Rudder
  • Smartphone Control
    Mobile Control of Flight via Bluetooth
  • Create Your Own
    Build Homemade Airplanes
  • Basics of Aerodynamics
    Learn about Flight with Experimentation and Fun!

SMART Board 8070i Interactive Flat Panel

  • Interactive Flat Panel
  • Select, Write, Draw, and Erase with Digital Ink
  • Open, Close, and Interact with Applications via Touch

Seek Thermal

  • See the Unseen
    Mobile thermal sensor
  • Mobile Thermal Imaging
    Convert your mobile device into a thermal imaging camera to get heat readings from anywhere and anything

  • Safety
    See people or animals in the dark by their heat signature

  • DIY
    Use seek to see a clogged drain, how much heat escapes around doors and windows, and other home improvement projects

Learn more at Seek Thermal

Thalmic Myo

  • Wearable and Hands Free
    Comfortable armband allows for hands free electronic control

  • Gesture Computing
    Link Myo to a computer or mobile device and control applications with a flick of the wrist

  • EMG Sensor Technology
    Myo sensors read muscle movement in the forearm

Learn more at Thalmic

Structure Sensor

  • Measure Entire Rooms with Ease
    Capture dimensions of rooms in a fast, accurate, user-friendly way

  • Recreate 3D Shapes
    Scan geometry in real-time and apply real world physics to 3D models
  • Interact with 3D Models
    Play games that integrate real world objects with virtual objects – merging reality and imagination

Learn more at Structure Sensor

HP Sprocket

  • Mobile Photo Printer
    Take a Picture and Print a 2x3 Photo from your Smartphone
  • ZINK Printing
    No Ink Cartridges Required
  • 7 Things about HP Sprocket

Learn more at HP Sprocket

Puzzlebox Orbit with MindWave Mobile Brainwave

  • Mind Controlled
    Brain-controlled helicopter
  • EEG Headset
    Mind control using brainwaves by focused concentration
  • Brain-Computer Interface
    Realtime tracking of brainwaves communicate over Bluetooth to operate helicopter

Learn more at Puzzlebox and Neurosky MindWave

Brown Innovations SonicBeam SB-47

  • Directional Speaker
    Creates a tightly focused beam of sound

Learn more at Brown Innovations

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