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Using Adafruit Metro to revolutionize Physics Labs
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Using Adafruit Metro to revolutionize Physics Labs

by Sidharta on Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:13 pm

Hi Lady Ada:

My Name is Sidharta (Sid). I am a 9th Grader in NJ (Montgomery High School) doing Physics Honors course. Although we have good equipment to measure velocity and acceleration (on a ramp), the equipment was expensive and somewhat cumbersome.

I have been playing with Adafruit's electronics for almost 2 years now (my dad - Kumar Vadaparty -- bought a lot of stuff from you and taught me a lot)....and thought why can't I build one to measure these in a modable, affordable and portable tool.

I built one using your Metro (it is a great Arduino) and IR sensors (they are cheap -- $2/pair) -- it came out great. I published 3 articles in Instructables explaining (a) the Physics (b) the mechanical building of it using Laser Cutting at Philadelphia's Next FabLab (c) The electronics & Code. The code is in Github.

Here are the links:
http://www.instructables.com/id/THE-KINEMETER-Part-1-the-Kinematic-Tool/
http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Kinemeter-Part-2-Building-the-Body/
http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Kinemeter-Part-3-Circuit-Code/

Any feedback from you would be greatly appreciated.

Sid Vadaparty

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Re: Using Adafruit Metro to revolutionize Physics Labs

by adafruit2 on Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:23 am

awesome work!!!

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Re: Using Adafruit Metro to revolutionize Physics Labs

by adafruit_support_rick on Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:38 am

Great work! Congratulations! I'll be passing this along to some science teachers I know

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Re: Using Adafruit Metro to revolutionize Physics Labs

by Sidharta on Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:20 pm

Thank you.

Hi Ladyada:
Is it possible to write this up in Adafruit's "Learn" lessons/videos? I know I would modify the metro into the newly released bluefruit feather.

Please let me know what changes in the descriptions I need to do to make it into Adafruit's learn?

It is like "giving back" to adafruit, and also more students and teachers can pick up from there (you have an awesome site).

Thanks very much

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Re: Using Adafruit Metro to revolutionize Physics Labs

by adafruit on Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:41 pm

Thanks so much for posting up on Instructables! We're all set for now, but we'll revisit and let you know!

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