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Sensors are everywhere, and a new project wants to bring them to the classroom for cheap


One interesting element of Google I/O this year were the sensors laid out everywhere around Moscone tracking environmental data throughout the event, TechCrunch reports. Those types of sensors are now all around us, including in our phones and in various smart home devices, and now a new Kickstarter project from ManyLabs wants to help kids get familiar with them very early on. The project is called Sensors for Students, and it wants to build a sensor collection kit that includes a plate for an open-source Arduino board and Grove shield combo, along with one of a variety of parts for a number of different types of sensors, including accelerometers, electromagnetic field detectors, a color sensor, a plant watering kit (similar to one component of the Bitponics automated hydroponic garden), and many more…

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