Students are tasked with the project of completing a natural disaster monitoring project.
Creating an alert system
In the workshop students create a disaster alert system that tracks temperature, humidity, volume and light levels.
Students build a circuit that will trigger a specific LED sequence based on the type of natural disaster.
|Capacity||16-32 students. If you want to bring more students, email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|When||School days: Monday-Friday|
|Where||QUT Gardens Point, Science and Engineering Centre|
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:
- electrical engineering
- environmental science
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