The Coqui: a simple device to read a sensor via an audible tone. We're exploring using audio frequencies to convey sensor readings -- like a modem, but even simpler -- in order to make sensor readings more accessible for people (or to enable data transmission over ubiquitous audio jacks on PCs and smartphones)
For example, a Coqui can be built to measure:
On this page, you can:
- Learn more about the educator community at Public Lab
- Purchase Coqui Sensor Kits for your classroom
- Get instructions for assembling your Coqui Water Conductivity Sensor
- Find lessons designed around the Coqui
- Get help from the FAQ, or ask your own question
Education & Public Lab: Get Involved!
We're creating a strong community of practice where educators of all experiences can sharing resources, knowledge, and lend a hand. You can learn more about this here.
Getting Classroom Kits For Your School
We offer a variety of tools and kits that can be used in educational settings. We offer a 10% discount on bulk educational purchases, and we are always happy to work with educators to make suggestions and prepare custom orders to meet your needs.
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Assembling Your Coqui
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For step-by-step assembly instructions, click here.
Using the Coqui
Here are some lessons, materials, and workshops shared by Public Lab contributors. Try them out or design and share your own.
|DIY Science Lesson with the Coqui||-||-||@pdhixenbaugh||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
|Sensor Journalism: A Guide for Educators||-||-||@kanarinka||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
|Water sampling workshop with a "Mega-Coqui" kit with One Cranston||-||-||@warren||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.
Here is where we'd put our curated FAQ. Undecided whether this would look like a research note that we add to or a list of questions with a special tag that others are unlikely to use. I think if we use questions there needs to be a way to mark an "answer" even if it's a staff member compiling the best bits and pieces from the comments to make one cohesive answer"