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Maker Tools in the Library: Ricoh Theta & Theta V 360 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 Theta for one week at a time.

  • 2 Thetas available for loan.
  • 2 Theta Vs available for loan

Where can I borrow a camera?

You can borrow a Theta 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 Theta Cameras

Theta 360 Camera - capture stunning 360 degree images!

Software & Apps

RICOH THETA Software - This Mac and Windows compatible software will allow you to view your spherical images in they're entirety and upload them to social media. (If your images are uploaded to they will be viewable by everyone.)

Theta 360 App - this app allows you to use your smartphone as a remote control for the Theta as well as viewing your spherical images.

Update Firmware.

Ricoh Theta

  • 1920 X 1080: 15 fps
  • photo and video
  • two 180 degree lenses
  • 4GB memory
  • WiFi built-in
  • Remote Control: Smartphone (optional)
  • Built-in rechargeable battery

Ricoh Theta V 360

Theta V 360 Photo

  • 3840x1920
  • 56 Mbps
  • 360* spatial audio
  • 30 fps high-resolution
  • two 180 degree lenses
  • 4BG memory
  • Bluetooth & WiFi LAN
  • Remote Control: Smartphone app (optional)
  • Built-in rechargeable battery

Ricoh Compact Camera Applications

If you're just looking for inspiration or want to explore the possibilities of using the Ricoh Theta cameras, check out the Theta Gallery; a collection of videos and photos shot with Ricoh Theta cameras!


A world of cherry blossoms in front of the Budokan in Tokyo - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

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).