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Strategic Network for Sensor Research

at Cambridge University

The popular sensor workshop has returned again to the Cambrdige Science Festival. We ran 45min long sold out workshops to introduce teenagers to microcontrollers and sensors. Participants built a temperature sensor which displayed its readings using an RGB (multicolour) LED to make it more visually pleasing than just numbers on a screen.

Around 35 teenagers attended the sold-out sessions together with their parents. While some teenagers had previous experience with Raspberry Pis there was less knowledge on Arduino microntrollers and electronics. So everybody learned something!


In addition we demonstrated an optical pulse meter at the Science Festival event at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. This device is a great teaching tool, demonstrating how sensor data is collected, analysed and displayed.

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