Arduino Vernier Sensor Units

Arduino is the popular open-source electronics prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments and is designed to be as flexible as possible to fit your project’s needs.

The Dow Digital Science Center is adapting this versatile technology to collect data and allow for comparison and analysis studies to be completed that were not previously available. Working with Vernier Sensor units, students are being given the technology to connect wireless sensors to an Arduino microcomputer and start collecting data using state of the art database technology provided by Alma College and The Dow Foundation.

Currently we are exploring the possibilities of deploying units to local schools and have them be able to collect and store data on the Dow Digital Science Center Servers. We are also adapting some arduinos to work with our on campus hexoskin suites to allow for more features and functionality for this project.

From the classic Arduino R3, to the new Arduino Certified Intel Galileo Development Board, Arduino has a large and diverse line of products that Adafruit carries and supplements with our diverse line of boards and packs. For beginners, check out the Adafruit ARDx or Adafruit Starter Pack. For more advanced users, check out their line of project packs like the SousViduino – an open source, do-it-yourself project that contains everything you need to turn your rice cooker into a Sous Vide.