For intermediate users.
Explore several ways to use Logger Pro software and Vernier technology to introduce STEM and engineering during this 1-day, hands-on workshop.
In the morning, you will learn how a Digital Control Unit (DCU) can be used to develop logic-based, sensor-control systems. Some of the exercises you will perform are
- Controlling inexpensive DC devices (motors, buzzers, LEDs, and others) with the DCU
- Creating an automated, sensor-controlled apparatus
In the afternoon, we will have a choice of two topics:
Option A – Using the Vernier Structures and Materials Tester
Participants learn how to conduct an engineering lesson moving from basic concepts of geometry and design, through testing of small components, and capping it off with a bridge or truss design contest.
Option B – Building and Calibrating Your Own Sensors
We will have participants build simple sensors and learn how to calibrate them for use with Logger Pro. Examples include temperature and force sensors and photogates.
Participants should have some experience with Logger Pro software and the use of sensors. This workshop will be held July 16, 2015 in Beaverton, Oregon, at the Vernier office. The $99 registration fee includes lunch and a Vernier Digital Control Unit. You may also be able to earn graduate or continuing education credit through Portland State University.
Note that the Arduino workshop is on the day following this workshop. Consider attending it, if you are interested in further training on engineering education topics.