Science and Engineering Projects Using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Explore STEM Concepts with Microcomputers

; David Bradt

Hone your understanding of science and engineering concepts with the versatile Arduino microcontroller and powerful Raspberry Pi mini-computer. The simple, straightforward, fun projects in this book use the Arduino and Raspberry Pi to build systems that explore key scientific concepts and develop engineering skills. Les mer
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Hone your understanding of science and engineering concepts with the versatile Arduino microcontroller and powerful Raspberry Pi mini-computer. The simple, straightforward, fun projects in this book use the Arduino and Raspberry Pi to build systems that explore key scientific concepts and develop engineering skills.
Areas explored include force/acceleration, heat transfer, light, and astronomy. You'll work with advanced tools, such as data logging, advanced design, manufacturing, and assembly techniques that will take you beyond practical application of the projects you'll be creating.
Technology is ever evolving and changing. This book goes beyond simple how-tos to teach you the concepts behind these projects and sciences. You'll gain the skills to observe and adapt to changes in technology as you work through fun and easy projects that explore fundamental concepts of engineering and science.
What You'll Learn

Measure the acceleration of a car you're riding in

Simulate zero gravity

Calculate the heat transfer in and out of your house

Photography the moon and planets



Who This Book Is ForHobbyists, students, and instructors interested in practical applications and methods to measure and learn about the physical world using inexpensive Maker technologies.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

* Chapter 1: Introduction

Provides a brief summary of the book and the goals.



* Chapter 2: What is STEM

This chapter will expand on the meaning of STEM and why each area is important. How it is good to understand the differences. The authors have found there is a bit of confusion and not many examples of good definitions.

o Science: Expand knowledge

o Technology: Tools and methods to use

o Engineering: Solve problems and develop tools

o Math: Communication tools to explain the world



* Chapter 3: Arduino Basics

This includes a short history of the Arduino and the basics of how to use it.



* Chapter 4: Raspberry Pi Basics

Short history of the Raspberry Pi and how it works.



* Chapter 5: Data Logging Basics

This section will demonstrate a couple of methods using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi for capturing and logging date.



* Chapter 6: Math for Science and Engineering

Concepts related to graphing and algebra will be covered in this section. Also the difference between weight, pressure, temperature and mass.



* Chapter 7: Simple Projects

This section explains several simple projects that can provide date on some basic physical properties.

o Force: use of the force sensor.

o Temperature: measuring temperature with two types of sensors.

o Capturing counts: methods to capture counts of events.



* Chapter 8: Math for Time and Other Dependent Functions

This section will highlight some key math concepts such as time or condition dependency and how they can be used to analyze data and model or simulate system responses.



* Chapter 9: Time/Condition Dependent Projects

These projects gather data that may change based on time. The projects will show ways to measure and capture the data along with time stamps data.

o Friction: Friction force can change between motion and the onset of motion.

o Acceleration: sometimes acceleration is confused with velocity, but they are different. This project highlights that difference and a unique sensor to measure acceleration.

o Zero gravity: Unique project that shows how the zero gravity simulator plane works.

o Heat transfer: While we often measure temperature, heat transfer is really an important aspect, and this project shows how to measure it.



* Chapter 10: Other Projects

This section details additional interesting projects.

o Astro photography: This section will show how to use a Raspberry Pi to capture beautiful images of the moon and several planets.

o Light/radiation: One inexpensive sensor will be highlighted that can measure light intensity in different wave lengths like infrared or visible light.





* Chapter 11: Conclusion



* Chapter 12: References

This section provides some additional information to aid the researcher to develop and build projects.

o Design and decision: Design tools and decision methods will be discussed.

o Safety concepts: Several safety related topics like safety glasses, filter masks and care around hot or sharp objects will be highlighted.

o Drilling and tapping: Dos and don'ts related to drilling and tapping holes.

o Soldering: Techniques of holding parts together for soldering.

o 3D printing: Brief summary of some tools and techniques available now.

Simulation techniques: Parabolic partial differential equations and other techniques.

Om forfatteren

Paul Bradt has a BS in Computer Science from University of Houston Clear Lake. He currently runs a small company that provides IT support and works as a contractor developing various computer programs. He has worked extensively with microcomputers like Arduino and Pi and believes them to be excellent tools for developing an understanding of how electronic components and hardware interact in integrated systems. He also believes they are very useful as teaching aids in learning the basics of computer programming. Paul likes to promote STEM concepts through hands-on techniques.
David Bradt has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University with many years of experience in engineering, safety, reliability, industrial equipment, petrochemical and NASA. He likes using tools like the Raspberry Pi and the Arduino to capture data to help form the basis for informed analysis of the physical world. He enjoys building all kinds of systems and is an amateur astronomer.