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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.

****This may change as we update store listings

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.

Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.

Get Help

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"