At SuperLab.TV we design and build Advanced Learning Platforms.  Our platforms include open source instructions and are constructed using a vertical design requiring minimal space.  Microcontrollers and sensors are layered upon clear removable shelves for easy access, visibility and are interchangeable between models. Here are some of our current models...

SLTV MODEL 1 - Vibration Monitoring


SLTV MODEL 1 (Close-up)

Model 1 Model 1

The SLTV Model 1 focuses on vibration sensors. This unit incorporates an Arduino cellphone shield, accelerometer, geophone and an electric guitar pickup to demonstrate real time vibration monitoring with a graphical LCD (GLCD) and data logging to an SD card. Click image above to see build instructions and start building yours!

SLTV MODEL 2 - Temperature Monitoring


MODEL 2 Live Temperature Readings

Model 2

  The chart above graphs the Raspberry Pi oil temperature (F) over 24 hours. You
     can see how the oil temperature closely follows the room tempurature chart below.

This chart graphs the room temp (F) in the lab over 24 hours. The jagged up
and down spikes represent the furnace turning on and off in the lab.            

The SLTV Model 2 focuses on temperature sensors. At the core of the Model 2 is a Raspberry Pi submerged in mineral oil. An ioBridge web gateway and two temperature probe widgets post real-time chart readings of the oil and room temperature for comparison. Directly above the oil chamber is an air pump which, when triggered, pumps air into the oil. This causes the oil temperature in the chamber to drop approximately 3 degrees within a few seconds. The air pump can also be manually triggered using the ioBridge iPhone application remotely.
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