[IAEP] Request for new features for Measure

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 17:46:44 EDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 5:31 PM, Claudia Urrea<claudia at laptop.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have been working with the Measure activity for a while now, using
> some un-expensive sensors (humidity, temperature, light, magnet, etc),
> which can be connected to the Mic port. I would like to get two other
> features added to measure.

I'll add tickets for these.

> 1) Invert the curve of the reading of sensor:  Some of the resistive sensors
> are Negative Temperature Coefficient (NTC), which means that the value
> decrease in resistance when subjected to an increase in temperature,
> humidity, etc. If teachers are working with young children, the value
> may not be as important as the effect of the value rising at higher temp,
> humidity, etc.

Shouldn't be too difficult to add.

> 2) feedback when recording: While recording sensor value, there is no
> feedback on the values that get recorded, and I often get questions from
> teachers regarding this.. they asked me how they know that the values
> that are saved into the .txt file are the values they see in Measure as they
> never saw such values while playing with the sensors.

What sort of feedback do you mean? Is not the real-time display of the
data feedback? Or is it simply that they want reassurance that the
data is actually being recorded?

> Please send me any questions... I hope these are things easy to
> implement. I will be happy to give you some feedback and show you
> some of the learning activities I have developed.
> Thanks!
> Claudia
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Walter Bender
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