Concord Consortium's SmartProbe Web Page
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The SmartProbe development effort is an outgrowth of SLiC, the Science Learning in Context project and CC's involvement in the Ubiquitous Computing strand of CILT, the Center for Innovative Learning Technologies.
A SmartProbe combines a sensor, analog-to-digital conversion, a microcontroller, memory for saving its calibration, serial communication, and power-management circuitry all into one small, convenient package. The design goal is, as far as possible within economic constraints, to increase the ease of use and reduce the opportunities for mistakes and failure. Possible features include:
A CILT sponsored white paper on Smart Probes is available in rich text format here. A slideshow presentation on SmartProbes is available here.
CC Sonar Ranger
Concord Consortium Sonar Ranger
The Concord Consortium Sonar Ranger (CCSR) is a battery-powered ultrasonic ranging device based on the Polaroid ultrasonic range finder used in Polaroid cameras and several digital measuring tapes.
CC Smart Temperature Probe
Concord Consortium Smart Temperature Probe
The first generation Smart Temperature Probe, CCTemp, developed at Concord Consortium is designed to be powered directly from a Macintosh or eMate serial port. This version uses 0-5V RS-485 communication and is not compatible with standard RS-232 serial interfaces which use positive and negative signal levels.
CC Smart Light Probe
Concord Consortium Smart Light Probe
The first generation Smart Light Probe, CCLight, developed at Concord Consortium is designed to be powered directly from a Macintosh or eMate serial port. This version uses 0-5V RS-485 communication and is not compatible with standard RS-232 serial interfaces which use positive and negative signal levels.
CC Smart Digital Multimeter
Concord Consortium Smart Digital Multimeter
Our first Smart Digital Multimeter, CCDmm, developed at Concord Consortium is based on the Metex ME-21 multimeter. The Metex ME-21 comes with an optically isolated RS-232 serial interface. We developed a special cable and software to allow it to work with Macintosh computers.
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last updated: 6 June 2000