The following technology is currently on display in the showcase!

Google Glass

Leap Motion

MakerBot Replicator 2 - 3D Printer

Learn more about 3D Printing at GVSU by visiting the Makerspace page.

MakerBot Digitizer

  • Desktop 3D Scanner
  • Scan Objects to Create 3D Models
  • Create a Digital Copy of an Object


  • 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

Double Robotics


  • 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 


  • 3D Printing Pen - Create and Doodle with Plastic in 3D  
  • Portable - Compact 3D Printing to take with you Anywhere
  • Adaptable - Freehand 3D Design to create Objects and Designs 

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

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


More technology to come to the showcase soon!

Have an idea for an innovative technology to showcase? Contact us and share your suggestions!



We are currently researching the following technologies.

Wireless Presentation

Technologies that enable faculty and students to easily share and display presentations and content from mobile devices.

A few of the technologies being evaluated include:

  • Crestron AirMedia
  • Apple TV
  • Push2TV
  • Christie Brio
  • Wowvision Collab8

3D Projection

In order to better display protein and chemistry molecules, 3D projection is being evaluated.  The goal is to help faculty and students to better visualize 3D objects.

Augmented and Virtual Reality

The ability to enhance or augment real world objects with metadata or visuals that overlay on live camera displays to include animations or additional information.  Applications such as Layar, DaqriAugment, etc.  In addition, virtual reality technologies like Oculus Rift.

Currently Evaluating to Include in Showcase

We are always focused on the future and monitoring emerging trends in educational technology.

What are we missing?  Let us know!

GVSU Student Projects

In addition to researching educational technologies, innovative and entrepreneurship projects are also included as part of the showcase.

Here a a few of the innovative ideas and projects by GVSU students that we are researching:

Technology Previously Showcased

The following technology has been highlighted in the showcase.

GeLo Beacons

  • Precise Mobile Positioning Technology
  • Proximity Detection
  • Integrates with Mobile Apps
  • Automatically Triggered Actions
  • Bluetooth LE

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Microsoft Lync

  • Instant Messaging and Presence Detection
  • Virtual Meetings including Video and Audio
  • Live HD Video and Desktop Sharing
  • Real-time Internet Communication


  • Web camera based intelligent sensor
  • Real-time audience data such as gender, age, and attention time
  • Trigger events based on audience to connect online and offline worlds

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Laser Spirograph

  • 2013 Art Prize Entry – “Persistence Too” - Artist Joe Simon from Wyoming, MI
  • Hands-on Laser Spirograph - Create an Array of Visual Patterns
  • Mirrors, Lasers, and Motors - Adjust the Controls to Change Motors and Mirrors
  • GR Makers – Grand Rapids Makerspace - Display by GR Makers, an Open Community Lab incorporating Elements of a Machine Shop, a Workshop, and a Design Studio.

Giant Smartphone

  • Touchscreen
  • Custom Bezel by Zoomer Display in Grand Rapids
  • Android Operating System running in Portrait Orientation

Coin Mining

A cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange designed around securely exchanging information, which is a process made possible by principles of cryptography.  Mining refers to running cryptocurrency software on a computer to be a part of the banking system.

  • First in the World Scrypt ASIC - Scrypt is the name of the encryption algorithm.  ASIC is an application-specific integrated circuit.
  • Coins Mined by the Devices - Anoncoin (ANC),  Digitalcoin (DGC), Dogecoin (DOGE), Lottocoin (LOT), Litecoin (LTC)
  • Supercomputer - Crypto coin mining is made up of distributed networks which surpasses the largest supercomputers.


Special Events

Throughout the year, the showcase hosts various events.  The following special events have been highlighted.


On October 29, 2013, a “Meet and Greet” event was held for students, faculty, and staff interested in Gaming, Mobile App Development, or Programming. 

Who is YETi CGI?

YETi CGI is a Grand Rapids game design and production studio who developed the “Library Quest” game at GVSU.  In short, the Library Quest game is a mobile app that provides “quests” for students to explore the new Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons.  By completing quests, students are able to learn about the library resources, services, and spaces while earning points for prizes!

YETi CGI Visit