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Sensing Me

"Sensing Me" workshop presentation and resources given at the Scratch@MIT 2014 conference.
Young people are surrounded by sophisticated high-tech devices that are designed to be easy-to use without an understanding of how they work. The Technology Volunteers at the University of Warwick take the opposite approach: providing opportunities for young people to build “cheap and cheerful” sensors and reflect on how such devices work.

This hands-on workshop explores this build-it-yourself approach, focusing on what can be sensed and measured about people. You will get a chance to build and calibrate sensors to measure a variety of human abilities (such as hand-eye coordination, color perception, and reaction times), use these sensors in projects, and discuss ideas for additional sensors and applications.

The resource worksheets sheets for Sensing Me are available here:
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