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Equipment at the Academic Technology Commons

From 3D scanners and printers to virtual reality to editing software, the Academic Technology Commons at Saint Louis University allows access to a variety of innovative equipment. 

3D Printer
 

Reservable Equipment

The ATC and Pius Library have available technology for reserve. Need to borrow a camera or microphone? How about a GoPro or a drone? For a full list, including basic equipment specifications, see below. Laptops are also available on a first-come, first-served basis.

New equipment added in the past year:

  • 360 Video Cameras
    • Insta360 Pro
    • Insta360 One
    • Vuze
    • Samsung Gear 360
  • 360 Webcam from Owl Labs

First-come, first-served items:

  • Laptops 
  • Graphing calculators
  • Phone chargers
  • Laptop chargers
  • Small projectors

 

Reservable items:

  • Video cameras
  • Still cameras
  • Audio recorders
  • Wireless classroom microphones
  • Wireless mics for video cameras
  • Public address speakers
  • Microphones for PAs
  • Webcams
  • Videoconferencing systems
  • Video projectors
  • Portable screens

 

Laptops

Check out a laptop at the AskSLU desk located inside the Academic Technology Commons, available to SLU students, faculty, and staff with a valid SLU ID.

All loans:

  • Are available for up to 7 days. If the laptop is not returned a billing/replacement fee of up to $2,000 will be assessed.
  • Are completed as a package including a laptop computer, removable power cord, and may include a battery.
    • All items (laptop computer, battery, and removable power cord) will be checked out in working order. Please let an AskSLU staff member know immediately if something is not working.
    • All items must be returned together, at the same time, and in working order to the AskSLU desk.
  • Borrowing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Reservations are not available for future check-out.

Borrowers are responsible for:

  • The safe return of the laptop, battery, and removable power cord;
  • Not leaving the laptop unattended; and
  • Keeping food and drink at a safe distance from the equipment borrowed.
  • A replacement fee of up to $2,000 for a lost, stolen, damaged, or vandalized laptop will be assessed to the borrower of record.

Failure to follow above policies may lead to patron's account being blocked from borrowing laptops on a semester-long or permanent basis.

360 Cameras

5 total available:

  • Insta360 Pro 
    • Used for high quality 360-degree video and photography. Large, 6-camera pod.
  • Insta360 One (2 available)
    • Used for handheld, high-quality, on-the-go 360-degree video/photography
  • Vuze 4k 3D 360° VR Camera 
    • Used for 360 3D VR (virtual reality) imaging
  • Samsung Gear 360 (ID: CAM 180)
    • Used for handheld 360 video/photography
Cameras

4 total available:

  • Sony Alpha 6000 (ID: DIGI 69)
    • Primary use: High quality, auto and manual photography and 4K video capability
    • 1 available
  • Sony Alpha 6500 (ID: DIGI 72)
    • Primary use: High quality, auto and manual photography and 4K video capability
    • 1 available
  • Panasonic Lumix FZ35 (ID: DIGI 123)
    • Primary use: Good both for point-and-shoot and more manual photography. Has AVCHD lite format HD video recording capabilities
    • 1 available
  • Canon SD1300IS (ID: DIGI 124)
    • Primary use: Easy, fast, good quality point-and-shoot camera
    • 1 available
Microphones

9 available:

  • Phoenix Duet MT202/PCO USB Microphone (ID: ACC 67, 68)
    • Primary use: Plug and play USB Microphone with speaker built in
    • 2 available
  • Sony UTX-B1 Wireless Microphone (ID: ACC 112, 139, 142, 143)
    • Primary use: Microphones for use in classrooms. For use in the TV Channel 42-45 range.
    • 4 available
  • Blue Snowball USB Microphone (ID: AUDI 154)
    • 1 available
  • Sony UWP-D16 Wireless Microphone (ID: ACC 474, 475)
    • Primary Use: Wireless microphone for use with both a lavalier and handheld pack, to use with speakers, cameras, and other microphone compatible technologies.
    • 2 available

Wired lavalier microphones are also available and are commonly used for PA systems or multi-speaker events.

Tripods
  • Photo Tripods
    • There are two photo tripods available for loan.
  • Video Tripods
    • There are five video tripods available for loan.
Web Cams

5 available:

  • Logitech C920 Webcam (ID: CAM 46, 47)
    • Primary use: Plug and play USB webcam
    • 2 available
  • Logitech Webcam PRO9000 (ID: CAM 126)
    • Primary use: Plug and play USB webcam
    • 1 available
  • Logitech Telecommunications System 
    • Primary Use: Video conferencing system
    • 1 available
  • Owl Labs: Meeting OWL 360° Web Cam 
    • Simplified USB conferencing camera with 360° video capability
    • 1 available
Camcorders

9 available:

  • Zoom Q2HD (ID: CAM 33, 34)
    • Simple point-and-shoot video
    • 2 available
  • Panasonic HC-X900M (ID: CAM 35, 36)
    • Full HD video camera
    • 2 available
  • Panasonic HC-X920K (ID: CAM 60, 63, 178, 179)
    • Full HD video camera, greater capability than the X900M
    • 4 available
  • Canon Vixia HFS20 (ID: CAM 127)
    • Full HD video camera
    • 1 available
  • GoPro Hero 5 Black (ID: CAM 118)
    • Primary use: On-the-go action videography
    • Waterproof up to 10m (33ft)
    • Product Site
  • GoPro Karma Grip (ID: CAM 119)
    • Primary use: A GoPro-specific gimbal to hold the camera. Stabilizes the GoPro to create professional looking footage.
    • The Karma is NOT WATERPROOF and should not be used in conjunction with the GoPro Hero 5 underwater.
    • Product Site
    • Comparison of footage with and without the Karma grip
Drones

2 available:

Projectors and Screens
  • Projector (ID: VIDE 66, 506)
    • Primary use: sharing/projecting computer screen
  • Screen (ID: SCRN 80, 82)
    • 5-foot tripod projector screen
  • Screen (ID: SCRN 125)
    • 7-foot tripod projector screen
Speakers
  • Anchor XTR-600C Portable Speaker (ID: AUDI 76)
    • Primary use: Portable speaker 
    • 1 available, used in conjunction with AUDI 77
  • Anchor XTR-6001 Portable Speaker (Sister) (ID: AUDI 77)
    • Primary Use: Must be used with AUDI 76
    • 1 available, used in conjunction with AUDI 76
  • Soundcraft L16B Portable Lectern (ID: PA 269)
    • Primary use: Tabletop lectern
    • 1 available
  • Liberty MPA-4500 Portable Speaker (ID: AUDI 10468, 10473)
    • Primary use: Portable Speaker with the following connections--IN: Two XLR/One ¼'', OUT: One ¼"
    • 2 available

 

Dell Canvas

The Dell Canvas is a 27-inch drafting-table tablet great for digital art, video editing, creating CAD for 3D printing, and more.

The Stylus and Totem for the Dell Canvas are available at the AskSLU helpdesk with a SLU ID card.

Scanners

The ATC has several book scanners and specialty scanners to meet your needs.

Available Scanners include:

  • Book scanners: with available OCR software to convert text scans into word documents
  • Large flatbed scanner: best for high quality images and large files
  • 35mm film scanner
  • Microfilm scanner

Print Workshop

The Print Studio offers professional grade printing, scanning and finishing options to support student projects, conference presentations and other needs you might have. 

When printing a poster, be sure to check if there are any size requirements for your poster and design the file accordingly for the best product. Please save your poster as a PDF for optimal printing. At this time the ATC is only able to accept Billiken Bucks or a department fund code as payment, if applicable.

Large Format Poster Printing

Charge is based on rolling inch (each inch used to make the print) per material used:

  • Banner = $0.50/in, durable and waterproof.
  • Semi-gloss Photo and Art Matte = $0.80/in, not as durable but holds the most vibrant color.
  • Fabric = $1.00/in, super durable and great for long lasting posters or ones that need to travel far.

For more information on large format printing, visit our Creating Posters site.

Advanced Laser Printing

The ATC’s digital press can create photo quality images on a variety of papers.

  • Plain Paper (Letter) = Color: $0.25 B&W: $0.05
  • Plain Paper (Legal) = Color: $0.25 B&W: $0.05
  • Plain Paper (Tabloid) = Color: $0.30 B&W: $0.10
  • Cardstock (Letter) = Color: $0.35 B&W: $0.15
  • Cardstock (Tabloid) = Color: $0.50 B&W: $0.30

The Laserjet printer also has these additional finishing services: C-folds, Z-folds, booklet folds, stapling, and 3-hole punching.

Finishing Services
  • Laminating: $0.50/per foot
  • Mat Cutting: Please schedule at least 30 minutes for your first mat.
    • 8" x 10" = $2.50
    • 11" x 14" = $3.00
    • 16" x 20" = $4.50
    • 20" x 24" = $9.00
    • 32" x 40" = $18.00
  • Dry Mounting: Please schedule at least 30 minutes if this is your first time mounting.
    • 8" x 10" = $1.50
    • 11" x 14" = $2.00
    • 16" x 20" = $4.25
    • 20" x 24" = $7.50
    • 32" x 40" = $15.00

Cutting and Trimming:

  • The ATC houses several sizes of paper cutters for student and faculty use. The cutters are available for use during normal staff hours.