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ExpEYES-An Open Source Pocket Science Lab

A Other Talk for All [all] by Praveen and Minal Patil,

Dates: 2014-10-25 - 2014-10-25 Venue: Main Hall

Abstract

ExpEYES is from the PHOENIX project of Inter-University Accelerator Centre,New Delhi. It is a hardware & software framework for developing science experiments, demonstrations and projects without getting in to the details of electronics or computer programming. It converts your PC into a science laboratory.

Design of ExpEYES combines the real-time measurement capability of micro-controllers with the ease and flexibility  of Python programming language for data analysis and visualisation. It also functions as a test equipment for electronics hobbyists and engineering students.

ExpEYES is the most affordable, Open Source, Pocket Science Lab.

Main Description

An understanding of science and technology is necessary in every students life. The main challenge in the field of science Education at a global level is the declining interest of students into science. Unfortunately the performance of a student is often measured by the ability to memorize than the real understanding. as a result most of them fail to apply what they learn in the classroom to the things they encounter in real life. Students also lose interest because of absence of appropriate motivation and also due to the of lack of equipment.

The key to combating this is the adoption of an inquiry-based, 'learn-by-doing' approach i.e. learning by exploring and experimenting. However, almost everywhere science is mostly taught from the textbooks without giving importance to experiments, partly due to lack of equipment. ExpEYES (Experiments for Young Engineers and Scientists) is the most affordable solution to this problem. ExpEYES brings the ability to perform experiments with reasonable accuracy, opens up an entirely new path for learning science by experimenting and exploring.

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