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databot™

  • databot™ Single
    Item #: LSP-600
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  • databot™ Twin Pack
    Item #: LSP-605
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  • databot™ Class Pack of Ten
    Item #: LSP-610
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One tiny brilliant cube packed with high-tech, science exploration fun.

Description

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Meet databot™ - one tiny brilliant cube packed with high-tech, science exploration fun. Databot™ fits in the palm of your hand, collects information from 11 included sensors that measure motion, altitude, and so much more! The data is streamed instantly to provide engaging experiments in science, coding, and technology in every learning environment imaginable! The databot™ kit includes everything you need to get started - just add a computer or tablet!

Databot™ even comes with a soft case for storage and transportation, external temperature probe, 8 gB MicroSD card to capture mountains of data, USB Micro SD card reader, and other accessories. See complete specs below on sensors, materials, and supported devices!

databot™ comes complete with everything you need to start exploring the hidden world of data immediately!
  • databot™ - 1
  • 8 GB Micro SD Card - 1
  • Micro SD Card Reader - 1
  • Micro USB Charging/Coding Cable - 1
  • External Temperature Probe - 1
  • Industrial Velcro Pad - 1
  • Removable Base Plate - 1
  • Lanyard - 1
  • Soft Shell Storage Case - 1
  • All databot Curriculum and Modules.

Click here to register for our "Sensor Based STEM with Excel and databot™" webinar on Thursday, November 14th, at 3:30 EST.

How to Use databot™

Your shiny new databot has been pre-configured and programmed to work with Google Science Journal using an Android device or Chromebook. Science Journal (SJ) is an easy-to-use digital notebook that you will use to view, record, analyze and share your databot™ data!

With Science Journal students use smart devices - phones or tablets - to build a multimedia science journal around their experiences. Students capture data recordings, write notes and observations on this data, and even add pictures to 'capture the moment' of their experiment. Shown here is a snapshot of a Science Journal portfolio - students can add pictures to label their experiments and build a portfolio that is all stored on the app or online in a Google Drive if you use it with a Google account.

SJ takes advantage of the built-in sensors in your Android smart device making it simple to take data readings with the built-in light, sound, and motion sensors. It also has the ability to communicate with external sensor devices such as databot™ which brings a lot more flexibility and capabilities! Read on to learn how to use databot™ with Science Journal.

It's as Easy as 1-2-3-4!

With only a few clicks for each of the following steps you can be up and running, gathering and displaying data for exploration.

Download and install Google Science Journal on your device. Download and install aRduino Link from the Google Play Store Connect your databot™ Visualize and analyze data. Build a multimedia science portfolio!

Alternatives to Google Science Journal

If you are interested in learning how to take control of databot™, update its software, change the target software from Google Science Journal, or any other number of hacks you have in mind, it's all possible! databot™ is basically a tiny computer in the palm of your hand, loaded with sensors, processors, on-board power, memory, ports for input and output - the whole meal deal! In order to take control of all this miraculous hardware, you just need to upload instructions - databot™ is standing by at your command. This is the general process for using Arduino to take control of databot™ and communicate with other applications:

Once Arduino is setup and installed, you can use your Mac, Windows, or Linux computer to flash new programs that are provided with databot™. For example you can flash a program that will work directly with Excel and the new Microsoft Data Streamer add-in. You can also simply write data to the included SD card and then load it into Excel, Google Sheets, or other programs for analysis. databot™ was designed to be the ultimate data gathering tool. Contact us if you have questions about software, or visit our getting started section for more details on how to set databot™ up and use it. Shown here is a data stream being output directly to the Arduino IDE using the built-in serial plotter function. So many ways to see your data!

Programmed with Arduino and supported worldwide by an enormous community of Arduino users, databot™ is incredibly versatile. You can select from a variety of tools and software that are simple enough to be used by elementary age students or powerful enough to challenge University students. Simply amazing!

Sensors Onboard
  • Air Pressure
  • Altitude
  • Humidity
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Ultraviolet (UV)
  • Light (Lux)
  • CO2 and VOCs
  • Microphone

Additional Features

Speaker for Sound Output
Code databot™ to squeak, beep and chirp based on data it receives.

Programmable Display LEDs
Create interactive light displays or use the pre-built programs to light up databot™ in exciting ways!

SD Card Writer
Log data. You are limited only by the size of your SD card to the data you want to capture!

Micro USB Connection
Charge and program. Simple and efficient - one databot™, one cable.

Bluetooth
Wireless transmission of live data. Visualize real data in real-time on the big screen in the front of the classroom. Play catch with databot™ and watch the numbers!

Rechargeable Battery
250 mAh LiPo battery built in. No batteries to purchase, no extra expenses, no hassle. Just pure databot™ fun!

Temperature Probe
Connect an external temperature probe via 2.5mm stereo jack input. Plug in the included waterproof temperature probe to instantly gain access to live data for chemistry, life science, and environmental studies.

External Analog Sensors
databot™ LOVES data. The more sensors the merrier so we added this simple 2.5 mm stereo jack input port for connecting additional analog sensors.

I2C Sensors
Did we say databot™ LOVES data? I2C enables databot™ to daisy chain hundreds of additional sensors via a 3.5mm stereo jack input.

Robot Connections
Built-in case connections for LEGO® and fischertechnik® elements. Connect databot™ to your favorite robot and start running data collection missions!

Detachable Baseplate
Also included is a plate for adding a Velcro attachment that enables databot™ to hitch a ride on drones, cars, hot air balloons, bikes, skateboards, pogo sticks and so much more!

databot™ has made it to the shortlist of finalists for the ReImagine Education Award in the ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching category! The Reimagine Education Awards - the 'Oscars' of Education' - reward innovative approaches that enhance student learning outcomes and employability, offering $50,000 in funding to the overall winners. Over 1500 incredible competitors applied for the awards this year and we are humbled to be part of this process and to have made it to this level.

Read more on our Blog - databot™ Enters the Low Pressure Zone

Read more on our Blog - The Small, HUGE World of databot™

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