Immerse Yourself in Arduino EDUvision Season 4

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hopefully you’ve been with us during the roller-coaster ride of Arduino EDUvision season 4, which just came to a close. We’ve had a wonderful time, and the response from the community has been outstanding. Arduino EDUvision began life as a way to compensate for the lack of in-person events during 2020. And now we’ve already live…… Continue reading Immerse Yourself in Arduino EDUvision Season 4

Sync Google Drive with Arduino Science Journal projects

Reading Time: 2 minutes Note: Google Drive is available to all users over the age of 14. This is so we adhere to the COPPA compliance requirements for students under 14-years-old. Students and teachers can now sync Google Drive with their Arduino Science Journal experiments. This means you can access experiments from any device using your Arduino account. The…… Continue reading Sync Google Drive with Arduino Science Journal projects

Raspberry Pi: a versatile tool for biological sciences

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over the nine-ish years since the release of our first model, we’ve watched grow a thriving global community of Raspberry Pi enthusiasts, hobbyists, and educators. But did you know that Raspberry Pi is also increasingly used in scientific research? Some of the scientific applications of Raspberry Pi that Jolle found Dr Jolle Jolles, a behavioural…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi: a versatile tool for biological sciences

Going hands-on with STEM during the pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes This article was written by Valentina Chinnici, Arduino Education Product Manager. The last year has clearly been challenging for educators around the world due to the pandemic. Yet despite these difficult times, educators and students haven’t stopped getting hands-on and experimenting with STEM. But how is it possible to create a systematic environment for student ideas…… Continue reading Going hands-on with STEM during the pandemic

The Science Journal is graduating from Google — coming to Arduino this fall!

Reading Time: 2 minutes This post was written by Valentina Chinnici, Arduino Product Manager. Arduino and Google are excited to announce that the Science Journal app will be transferring from Google to Arduino this September! Arduino’s existing experience with the Science Journal and a long-standing commitment to open source and hands-on science has been crucial to the transfer ownership…… Continue reading The Science Journal is graduating from Google — coming to Arduino this fall!

FluSense takes on COVID-19 with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 3 minutes Raspberry Pi devices are often used by scientists, especially in biology to capture and analyse data, and a particularly striking – and sobering – project has made the news this week. Researchers at UMass Amherst have created FluSense, a dictionary-sized piece of equipment comprising a cheap microphone array, a thermal sensor, an Intel Movidius 2…… Continue reading FluSense takes on COVID-19 with Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi vs antibiotic resistance: microbiology imaging with open source hardware

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Edwards Lab at the University of Reading has developed a flexible, low-cost, open source lab robot for capturing images of microbiology samples with a Raspberry Pi camera module. It’s called POLIR, for Raspberry Pi camera Open-source Laboratory Imaging Robot. Here’s a timelapse video of them assembling it. Measuring antibiotic resistance with colour-changing dye The…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi vs antibiotic resistance: microbiology imaging with open source hardware

Growth Monitor pi: an open monitoring system for plant science

Reading Time: 3 minutes Plant scientists and agronomists use growth chambers to provide consistent growing conditions for the plants they study. This reduces confounding variables – inconsistent temperature or light levels, for example – that could render the results of their experiments less meaningful. To make sure that conditions really are consistent both within and between growth chambers, which…… Continue reading Growth Monitor pi: an open monitoring system for plant science

A low-cost, open-source, computer-assisted microscope

Reading Time: 2 minutes Low-cost open labware is a good thing in the world, and I was particularly pleased when micropalaeontologist Martin Tetard got in touch about the Raspberry Pi-based microscope he is developing. The project is called microscoPI (what else?), and it can capture, process, and store images and image analysis results. Martin is engaged in climate research:…… Continue reading A low-cost, open-source, computer-assisted microscope

Exploring a classic physics problem with Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Exploring a classic physics problem with Arduino Arduino Team — September 11th, 2019 As described in this project’s write-up, “The brachistochrone curve is a classic physics problem, that derives the fastest path between two points A and B which are at different elevations.” In other words, if you have a ramp leading down to another…… Continue reading Exploring a classic physics problem with Arduino

Saving biologists’ time with Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 2 minutes In an effort to save themselves and fellow biologists hours of time each week, Team IoHeat are currently prototyping a device that allows solutions to be heated while they are still in cold storage. The IoHeat team didn’t provide any photos with their project writeup, so here’s a picture of a bored biologist that I…… Continue reading Saving biologists’ time with Raspberry Pi

Prepare to have your mind bent with the Viveport Video science series Mindbenders

Reading Time: 8 minutes Mindbenders is an all-new immersive VR 360 video series on Viveport Video, allowing viewers to get up close and personal with the principles of science. We sat down to chat with creators Tory Belleci, Kari Byron, and Grant Imahara to hear what inspired them to create this immersive new way to learn about the world…… Continue reading Prepare to have your mind bent with the Viveport Video science series Mindbenders

Researchers develop new device to easily measure fluoride in drinking water

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fluoride can be healthy in certain concentrations, but above a certain level it instead has the opposite effect, causing serious dental and bone diseases. While the cost and benefit of any substance use has to be carefully weighted, up until now, verification that water source isn’t contaminated—above just 2 ppm—has been the purview of well-equipped…… Continue reading Researchers develop new device to easily measure fluoride in drinking water

Analyzing Twitch chat during a Pokémon Marathon

Reading Time: 5 minutes We dove into Twitch chat during the Pokémon Marathon, and found key moments when viewers sing, cry, and laugh together. Sometimes, weirdly, all three happen at the same time.Context and datasetTwitch ran a marathon of all Pokémon episodes and movies. The first 13 episodes aired on August 27, from 10am to 4pm PST. While watching Pokémon,…… Continue reading Analyzing Twitch chat during a Pokémon Marathon

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