Keep the Fridge Door Closed--And we have the data to prove it!

Submitted by DaveBakker on Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:12

keep calm and close the fridge door

We've all hear this a million times from our parents (or said it a million times to our kids). Is it really that big of a deal?

It turns out that the data is pretty interesting, and it's pretty clear that even opening the door about once per hour wreaks havoc with the internal temperature and humidity.

PocketLab Down Under

Submitted by DaveBakker on Tue, 09/12/2017 - 16:02

Welcome to all of our PocketLab fans in Australia!
Even though the PocketLab team is located in San Jose, California, which is pretty much on the other side of the world,  Australia is one of our largest international customers. We were pleasantly surprised when orders started coming in from down under, and we still can't help but smiling every time we print out a shipping label with an 'AU' country code at the bottom.

How to share your PocketLab story

Submitted by PocketLab on Fri, 09/08/2017 - 19:49

How are you using PocketLab to explore the world around you? Share your PocketLab Story today!
1) Email thepocketlab(at) a quick description of how you used your PocketLab. Be sure to attach any videos or pictures you want to include. We'll post it to the PocketLab Stories page for you. 

2) Click the "Add Content" link to the left, then click "PocketLab Story" to post the story yourself. You can attach images from your PocketLab experiment or embed a YouTube video using the tool bar at the top of the pos


Demonstrating Induction with PocketLab Voyager

Submitted by PocketLab on Mon, 08/14/2017 - 17:51

PocketLab Voyager is in the middle of a coil of wire. The rest of the wire is also wrapped in a coil, and a magnet is used to induce a current through the coil/wire. The magnetic field from the coil around the Voyager is then measured by the Voyager's magnetometer. The right hand rule tell us the magnetic field from the coil will be along the z-axis of the PocketLab Voyager. In the video you can see the z-axis of the magnetic field graph (lower graph) change each time the magnet enters. Science is awesome!