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Maker Tools in the Library: GoPro Digital Cameras

This guide will assist patrons who plan to borrow various technology items available in the Library of Engineering and Science

How can I borrow a camera?

You can borrow a GoPro Camera for one week at a time.

  • 4 HERO6s available for loan.
  • 1 HERO4 Silver available for loan.
  • 4 HEROs available for loan

Important Note:

You will need to use your own MicroSD to use the HERO & HERO4

  • Images are not stored within the camera & a MicroSD is not provided.

The HERO6s do come with an SD & a MicroSD Chip (please remove your content before returning).

Where can I borrow a camera?

You can borrow a GoPro from the Library of Engineering & Science located in the WALC. Go to the Reference Desk located on the 2nd floor, & make sure you bring your PUID!

Available littleBits Kits

GoPro HERO4 Silver -  "High-performance capture. Tough-display convenience."

GoPro HERO - "HERO makes it easy to capture and share your world."

Software & Apps

GoPro Studio Software - compatible with both Macs & PCs, GoPro Studio allows you to import, playback, and edit your GoPro photos and videos.

GoPro App - download the GoPro App (on any smartphone and tablet) if you want to pair your device with the camera. This app allows you to not only use your device as a remote with the camera, but you can also share the images you captured through social media. GoPro App Pairing Tutorial.


HERO6 Specs.

  • 4K60 / 3840x2160 / 60fps
  • 12MP
  • Widescreen video capture
  • JPEG, RAW file formats
  • Touch-screen
  • Hands-free control
  • Waterproof 33ft (10m) without case
  • Night capture
  • Built in WiFi + Bluetooth

GoPro HERO4 Silver Specs.

HERO4 Silver Specs.

  • 27K30 / 1080p60 / 720p120 fps
  • 4K / 2.7K Video
  • 12MP
  • Control/View/Share
  • ProtuneTM for Photo and Video
  • Time Lapse Video
  • SuperViewTM
  • Auto Low Light
  • Night Photo / Night Lapse modes
  • Waterproof to 131' (40m)
  • Built-In Touch Display
  • Built-In Wi-Fi + Bluetooth

GoPro HERO Specs.

HERO Specs.

  • 1080p30 / 720p60 fps
  • 5mp‚Äč
  • SuperViewTM
  • Auto Low Light
  • Waterproof to 131' (40m)

GoPro Applications

If you're just looking for inspiration or want to explore the possibilities of GoPro cameras, check out the GoPro Channel. An entertaining collection of videos and photos shot with GoPro Cameras!

GoPro:Tour de France 2015

GoPro: Chasing Waterfalls with Dane Jackson


Library of Engineering & Science Hours of Operation

Library of Engineering & Science

Reference Desk (765) 494-0831

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday

8:00am - 11:00pm


8:00am - 11:00pm


11:00am - 11:00pm


11:00am - 11:00pm

Standard Hours of Operation (extended hours are offered around finals week, reduced hours or closings may occur during Purdue break periods).