hockey_star_24 wrote:Hey all,
I have a science project going on at school and i need to include some kind of experiment.
Is the science project around a particular subject? Teachers might like projects about stuff they just explained - or maybe you want to surprise him or her with something different?
I was wondering if anybody would have some idea's for a grade 8 science experiment using a Raspberry Pi.
For some experiments a microcontroller board (Arduino or Dwengo board
) may be sufficient and easier to integrate in the project. Most simple experiments can even be done without any electronics... These boards are less powerful in terms of processing power but are more suited to physical computing (interfacing with motors and sensors).
A nice project (but maybe too advanced in the curriculum) would be a controllable centrifuge
. Parts necessary: motor and controller, rpm sensor, some parts made in a FabLab and of course a RPi or other board.
- measure the acceleration of falling objects through a tube with reflectance sensors.
- measure the temperature of materials during the phase transitions and produce a nice graph.
- measure the movements of a pendulum with a sonar sensor.