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Electronic sensor lab

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Wow, not bad – a $50 sensor lab

Build your own projects and learn how electronic sensors respond to various physical stimuli such as light, heat, infrared light, pressure, rotation, touch and magnetic fields with the Electronic Sensor Lab. Ideal for classroom use and home schooling of children age 10 and up. Experiments and manual developed by scientist, teacher and electronics writer Forrest M. Mims III.

16 thoughts on “Electronic sensor lab

  1. i use the previous version, it has loads if ic’s 555’s etc. and multy voltage power suplies, and a great manual. there is a video on makebabymake.blogspot.com

  2. First we had the report of the HP 20B calculator with the JTAG port and the dev kit, now this! HP is back, and Forrest Mims is back. Who will be next?

  3. A quick search of google shopping lists several sites selling this item for less than $20.

    That’s quite a mark-up…

  4. @mcheese: could you link some of the places you found? I did a Google shopping search and found Radio Shack, a place selling it for $60, a place selling it for $20 that was out of stock, and a couple of eBay places for $20. Sure, the eBay is cheaper, but eBay isn’t really an accurate comparison point to retail.

  5. I purchased this kit awhile back when I was first getting interested in electronics. While it has a nice array of sensors Mims provides no theory or explanation behind any of the experiments. This is a nice tool for demonstration but not valuable for learning electronics.

  6. In the book “Lego Mindstorms Mechatronics” author Don Wilcher gives several cool examples of prototyping with the Radio Shack Sensor Lab.

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