Playing with toys

I spent the afternoon at Tufts playing with some cool toys.  I just picked up some new toys from National Instruments, their MyTemp.  You can learn a bit more here.  Since we are studying thermo right now, this is great.  There are nice thermistor units.  We could have used them last week to put right on the syringes or flasks to measure their temperature directly.

myTemp by Pitsco Education (Pioneer Release)

I hope a few groups will get to use them.  More are in the mail!

I also played around with the new LEGO Ev3.  The data acquisition is coming along. You still cannot find the slope of a graph with the software yet, but I hope it will be there soon.  But I was able to hook some Vernier sensors into the EV3 using the NXT adaptors.