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Strategic Network for Sensor Research

at Cambridge University

lorenaCamBridgeSens and the Sensor CDT ran a series of 30minute long workshops to introduce teenagers to microcontrollers and sensors. No experience with programming and electronics was necessary to build a temperature sensor with an Arduino microcontroller. The temperature reading was converted into a colour displayed with an RGB (multicolour) LED to make it more visually pleasing than just numbers on a screen.

The video shows a demonstration of the sensor.

Around 35 teenagers attended the sold-out sessions together with their parents. Some teenagers and parents had previous experience with Arduino microcontrollers but less so with electronics. So it was a fun and enjoyable experience for everybody.

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