The TI STEM team is excited to work with the West Virginia State University Center for the Advancement of STEM on a STEM and coding camp using the TI-Nspire CX calculator and the TI-Innovator Hub.
See this link at the West Virginia State University Center for the Advancement of STEM (CASTEM) site for camp information.
Fred Fotsch, Erick Archer and Dave Santucci of the TI STEM team will be leading this online interactive camp.
The camp project will be to make a Digital Mood Ring. The Mood Ring project brings together science, math and coding concepts, and it is a lot of fun.
We will also be recording the camp sessions each day and posting them for you to review and use on your own. If we discover additional materials that would be useful for the camp, we will post them here.
Getting ready for the camp
During the camp, the STEM team will guide you through each step of the project following a TI-Nspire file that is on the calculator that you received. We will discuss the science and coding concepts. And we will answer questions.
If you want to get a head start in getting ready for the camp, here are some resources that you can use.
This short Youtube video explains how a mood ring works. link
These short Youtube videos will help you get acquainted with the TI-Nspire and the TI-Innovator Hub.
The first video gives an overview of the TI-Nspire and a quick tour of the screen and the keyboard. link
The second video shows the steps to create and run a program on the TI-Nspire to control the TI-Innovator Hub. link
If you want to learn even more about programming the TI-Nspire CX with the Hub, follow the 10 Minutes of Code lessons at this link.
When you get to the page, Click on Unit 1, then click through step by step for instructions.
Make a Mood Ring
This project is a fun way to begin your STEM and coding journey
Students create a system to control the color of an LED based on the temperature of their finger.
Concepts in the project
Science of Color
Feedback and Control systems
Temperature sensor input
Color LED output