Coding and Electronics

Integrated circuits are the cornerstone of all modern electronics. Our coding an electronics station allows users to play with volumetric datasets generated by from NASA space missions and other observations of natural phenomena. Try your hand at designing and building your own computational machines.

Coding for WiFi Enabled Lighting

There are a variety of new wifi lighting systems that enable users to control room lighting from a smart phone or tablet. With a bit of ‘python’ coding and raspberry pi we were able to modify the lights to respond to live data from NASA’s Coordinated Community Modeling Center!

Small-Scale Robotic Sensors

This project explores how the LEGO and VEX robots can mimic robotics at NASA. We will study the integration of affordable sensors to explore temperature and navigation/position of certain small areas and objects, similar to the thermocouples, resistance temperature detectors (RTD) and global positioning system (GPS) used in NASA missions, such as the MMS spacecraft.

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Collapsable 1m^3 kilopixel Volumetric Data Display

We currently have an 8x8x8 volumetric display, but what if you could create a 1x1x1 meter collapsible display. The goal is to use found objects like led lights and ping pong balls to create an extra large, portable display.

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