Arduino Particle Meter
  • Particle meter

Introduce students to real world data collection by measuring particulates in the air with a handheld device that they make themselves. Code for this Arduino-based device is provided, and no soldering is required.. 

Target audience: middle and high school teachers and students, estimated time: 60 - 90 minutes.


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