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Arduino: warning, natural disaster

Workshop overview

Year level 10
Capacity 16-32 students. If you want to bring more students, email
When School days: Monday-Friday
Duration Full day
Where QUT Gardens Point, Science and Engineering Centre
Cost Free

Workshop details

In the face of an imminent natural disaster, Brisbane needs an early warning system. Students are challenged to build, program and troubleshoot a multi-sensor Arduino system to warn of impending disasters such as bush fires, storms or earthquakes.

This workshop will extend students who have completed the Blink challenge or Cars of the future workshops.

Topics covered in this workshop:

  • coding
  • electrical engineering
  • environmental science
  • technology.

Book this workshop

You can request a booking for this full-day workshop. You can also add a 30-minute interactive experience at The Cube to your visit.

All bookings are subject to availability of university spaces and presenters

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Curriculum links

Digital Technologies

  • Develop techniques for acquiring, storing and validating quantitative and qualitative data from a range of sources, considering privacy and security requirements (ACTDIP036)
  • Design algorithms represented diagrammatically and in structured English and validate algorithms and programs through tracing and test cases (ACTDIP040)


  • Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to collect and record data systematically and accurately (ACSIS200)
  • Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between variables and identifying inconsistencies (ACSIS203)
  • Global systems, including the carbon cycle, rely on interactions involving the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere (ACSSU189)

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