The purpose of this research project was to study the use of Arduino and Raspberry Pi’s and investigate the practicality of integrating them into the intermediate and advance laboratory classes. After purchasing diverse types of sensors to use with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, the sensors were then performance tested. The types of sensors that were characterized were an accelerometer, altimeter, barometric pressure, gyroscopic, humidity, magnetic, temperature, and vibrational sensors. Using this analysis, the existing labs can be upgraded and their manuals can be updated and improved to use these sensors where appropriate. This will allow students to learn valuable programming and circuitry skills while using them to advance their knowledge of different physics concepts.
Johnston, Dustin, "Arduino and Raspberry Pi in a Laboratory Setting" (2017). Physics Capstone Project. Paper 52.