Phase 1A - Humidity and Temperature in a Controlled Environment Experiment

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Level: Novice

Overview: In this experiment you need to track the humidity and temperature over 24 hours within a controlled environment (an isolated enclosure where some measures are taken to isolate the parameters under study, i.e a clear glass or plastic box) in order to observe the relationship between humidity and temperature.

Aim: Your aim in this experiment is to observe the relationship between humidity and temperature through the collection and graphing of data.

Apparatus: ☒CHIPS:

  • SW01 - Advanced Weather Sensor
  • OD01 - OLED Display
  • IP01 - USB Programmer
  • CW01 - Wi-Fi
  • ☒CHIP connectors
  • A clear glass/plastic case or box to place over the ☒CHIPS and establish the controlled environment.
  • A USB power source, for example an iPhone wall socket adapter or a battery pack/power bank
  • Laptop or Desktop (to display dashboard)
  • Internet connection

Steps:

  1. Assemble all the ☒CHIPS you need for this experiment
  2. Make sure to connect your IP01 to a power source
  3. Your CW01 ☒CHIP will automatically connect to the Wi-Fi (or see 1st Time Setup)
  4. Isolate the sensors and power source by placing the clear glass or plastic case over, thus establishing a controlled environment
  5. The data you need to complete your experiment will automatically update and display on your OD01 - OLED Display and upload to the dashboard
  • It is necessary to establish this controlled environment as simply having a door/window open, a varying number people in the room or an air conditioner running will influence both the temperature and humidity readings and thus alter the relationship we want to observe
  • After data collection, view and graph the data on the dashboard (Using the Dashboard), by graphing temperature on the x-axis and humidity on the y-axis, and then draw conclusions on the relationship between Humidity and Temperature based on the trend observed

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