Open-source sensors system for doing simple physics experiments

  • César Llamas Bello Departamento de Informática Universidad de Valladolid 47011 Valladolid
  • Jesús Vegas Departamento de Informática Universidad de Valladolid 47011 Valladolid
  • Miguel Ángel González Rebollo Departamento de Física de la Materia Condensada, Cristalografía y Mineralogía Universidad de Valladolid 47011 Valladolid
  • Manuel Ángel González Delgado Department of Applied Physics University of Valladolid 47011 Valladolid
Keywords: Physics teaching, sensors, laboratory, arduino, raspberry, motivation, engagement, autonomous work

Abstract

An open-source platform to be used in high school or university  laboratories has been developed. The platform permits  the performance of dynamics experiments in a simple and affordable  way, combining measurements of different sensors in the  platform. The sensors are controlled by an Arduino microcontroller, which can  be wirelessly accessed with smartphones or tablets.  The platform constitutes an economical sensing alternative to commercial  configurations and can easily be extended by including new sensors that broaden the range of covered experiments.

Received: 7 September 2017,  Accepted: 1 March 2018; Edited by: A. Martí,  M. Monteiro;  Reviewed by: E. Arribas, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Albacete, Spain; DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4279/PIP.100004

Cite as: C LLamas, Jesús Vega,  M Á González, M Á González, Papers in Physics 10, 100004 (2018)

This paper, by C Llamas, Jesús Vegas, M Á González, M Á González, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

 

Open Review
Published
2018-04-07
How to Cite
Llamas Bello, C., Vegas, J., González Rebollo, M., & González Delgado, M. (2018). Open-source sensors system for doing simple physics experiments. Papers in Physics, 10, 100004. https://doi.org/10.4279/pip.100004
Section
Articles
Received 2017-09-07
Accepted 2018-03-01
Published 2018-04-07