Pet Car Alarm System for TI-84 Plus CE OS 5.3
Texas Instruments Inc.
Biology, Computer Science, STEM
Pets suffer when left unattended in a car on a sunny day. Understand the science behind the greenhouse effect. Use math, computer programming and engineering to design a pet-smart alarm system.
Save a Pet
Design a car alarm system that protects pets from overheating.
Students create a system to measure temperature and the presence of a magnetic field to trigger an alarm.
Homeostasis of mammals
Temperature scale conversion
Multiple inputs / outputs
Feedback and Control system
Learn to do the project yourself
Step 1: Get a practice kit from the TI STEM Team by filling out the Request Details form at www.TIstemProjects.com
Step 2: Do the following:
A. 10 Minutes of Code with the TI-Innovator Unit 1.
These are step-by-step instructions that will give you a foundation for creating, running and editing TI-Basic programs with the TI-Innovator Hub.
Follow this link. Click on Unit 1 and then click step by step to go through the skill builders. (Note: Units 2 and 3 are also useful)
B. Digital Mood Ring Project.
We have found this to be a great first project for doing feedback and control systems. The topic is fun and the set-up is not intimidating. You will cover foundational concepts for programming and for feedback and control systems. After doing this project both adults and students say that the more advanced projects no longer look so overwhelming.
Make sure to download and follow the “By Challenges” Teacher document and example programs at this link
Also, we highly recommend a set of YouTube videos that we created based on workshops with teachers preparing to lead summer camps. Follow this link.
C. You are ready for this project. Download the teacher document, example programs and any other files from this page. Work through the challenges in the teacher document.
Contact STEMemail@example.com with questions or comments about the project.