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Science Festival 2019 - Sensor workshop

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!

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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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