Hardware

Apple, Inc.

Apple focuses on designing and manufacturing consumer electronics and software products. The company’s best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of personal computers, the iPod line of portable media players, the iPhone and the iPad. Apple’s software products include the Mac OS X operating system, iTunes media browser, the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software, and Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio- and film-industry software products.

Arduino

Robotics and electronic hobbyists have embraced the Arduino platform for its versatility. The single-board microcontroller makes designing and using electronics accessible to the DIY generation. Although Arduino is technically a hardware solution, it does utilize software via a standard programming language compiler.

DMA uses Arduino in several courses and students enrolled in Robotics & Electrical Engineering with Arduino and the Academy for Robotics & Engineering get their own Arduino development kit to take home at the end of the program.

Canon

Canon is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011 and was one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility.

LEGO Mindstorms

Based on a pioneering experiment at MIT, the LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 robotics kit gives robot builders the software and hardware they need to design working robots that can be personalized and customized to perform a variety of tasks.

Each robotics student in DMA’s tech camps is assigned their own LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT or EV3 robotics kit for use during the duration of camp.

DMA uses the base NXT kit (valued at $295) and/or the EV3 kit (valued at $339) and adds additional parts to the kit, bringing the combined value of the kit students use during the week to approximately $700.

Oculus

Oculus Rift is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Whether you’re stepping into your favorite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you’ll feel like you’re really there.

Rift’s advanced display technology combined with its precise, low-latency constellation tracking system enables the sensation of presence – the feeling as though you’re actually there. The magic of presence changes everything. You’ve never experienced immersion like this.

Ultimaker

Engineered to perform, the Ultimaker 2+ is reliable, efficient, and user-friendly. Thanks to its support of a wide range of materials, it’s suitable for a huge variety of applications, from prototypes to customized tools. It’s a great all-around 3D printer that delivers consistent results. Driven by technology, inspired by people, and passionate about creating genuinely meaningful innovation, Ultimaker is a unique team of talented engineers, developers, and forward-thinkers.

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world, able to solve the problems that matter to them, and equipped for the jobs of the future.

Raspberry Pi provides low-cost, high-performance computers that people use to learn, solve problems and have fun by providing outreach and education to help more people access computing and digital making. They also develop free resources to help people learn about computing and how to make things with computers, and train educators who can guide other people to learn.

Curcuit Scribe

Circuit Scribe is for Makers, STEM Educators, Artists, Kids, & Life Hackers. We wanted to make it easier for Makers to Make. No shaking, no squeezing, no goop, no smell, no waiting for ink to dry. Circuit Scribe draws smooth lines with conductive silver ink and allows you to create functioning circuits instantly. With the Circuit Scribe, the need for breadboards are eliminated, allowing makers to more effectively build circuits without distraction.

LEGO WeDo

LEGO® WeDo is an easy-to-use set that introduces young students to robotics when combined with the LEGO Education WeDo Software v.1.2 and Activity Pack. Students will be able to build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as language, literacy, and social studies. The Construction Set comes with more than 150 elements including a motor, tilt sensor, motion sensor, and LEGO USB Hub.