We were proud to be invited to do a summer program for about 70 high school girls aspiring to be future engineers at Santa Clara University. The week long program was called GetSET (Get Science, Engineering, and Technology), was sponsored by the Society for Women Engineers and had activities ranging from programming to visiting Facebook, and a hands-on lab with PocketLab.
The School District of La Crosse, Wisconsin challenged their students to determine what attributes make the idea soccer player. Watch the video below to see how they used PocketLab and their iPad technology, plus a lot of creativity, to investigate what physical attributes contribute to accuracy and force of a soccer kick.
From the intro on Instructables:
This cool demonstration was brought to us via Twitter by Earth and Environmental Science Teacher, Ryan Hollister (follow him at @phanertic).
Exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in a Bell X-1 aircraft,Felix Baumgartner did too, but not in an aircraft. He did it by jumping out of one. In a state of the art pressure suit, Baumgartner jumped out of a capsule dangling from a helium balloon that had reached the stratosphere, 24 miles from the surface of the Earth. Before deploying his parachute, Baumgartner reached a top speed of 833.9 mph.
Need some PocketLabs for a classroom or for science exploration at home or work? We've given Instructables 17 PocketLabs and an iPad to give away to the best entries in their Explore Science contest.
Clifton, PocketLab's inventor and CEO, posted a helpful explanation on PocketLab's Projectile Speed graph in our previous forum. The original post is below:
Have you ever wondered what happens to your package after you put it in the mail? Does the package ever get hot, cold, wet, turned upside down, dropped off the back of a truck, or bitten by a dog while waiting on your doorstep?
The PocketLab Team has been brainstorming citizen science experiments that users around the world can investigate with us. Join us in the first ever citizen science project that examines the mysteries of what happens to your package when it goes into the mail!
Starting January 1, 2016 we have found a new international carrier, Globegistics, that is able to dramatically reduce our shipping cost by almost 70%! We are passing that savings entirely on to our customers, and now if you order internationally, we are charging a flat rate of only $8US.
Globegistics is able to give about the same delivery times for most countries, and the same reliable US Postal Service shipping and tracking.
Ordering your PocketLab internationally has never been more affordable!