Overview of Activities

Overview of Activities

PublicSensors activity modules will introduce you to sensor building which can help you explore the world around you. In these modules, you will develop technological skills in circuit building, engineering and computer science, and apply these skills to studying your local environments.

All modules have basic sensor building and sensor use activities, as well as advanced building and use activities for those who want to learn more. 

Check out the sensors you can build below! If you are new to building your own sensor, start with Introduction.




Learn how to build basic circuits and interact with microcontrollers to send and receive information

Basic Sensors

Learn how to make an acoustic sensor that detects distance and use it to measure distances and water depths in environments around you

Attach more than one sensor to collect multiple environmental measurements at that same time

Convert your sensor into a data logger to see how measurements change with time