Two of the 13 teams awarded grants by the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams program in 2005 used our products extensively. The West Salem HS, OR team developed several methods of testing the ripeness of watermelon. One method was to measure the frequencies in the sound of the “thump” when the watermelon was hit by an object. They used the FFT graph of Logger Pro for the analysis. The team's mentor was Michael Lampert, who is also a 2005 Disney Teacher Award winner.
The Bow HS, NH team developed a remote-controlled submersible for science education. They used our Digital Control Unit and our water quality sensors. The mentor of this project, Stan Wawrzyniak, also won one of the Vernier Technology Awards for this project. For more information on the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams competition, see http://web.mit.edu/invent/www/InvenTeam/pr.html