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Android tricorder? Google’s new app uses your smartphone’s sensors to collect, chart science data

Google tricorder? New app uses your smartphone's sensors to collect, chart science data:

  • Google’s new app uses your smartphone’s sensors to collect, chart science data
  • Google’s new Android app can record and measure your environment and then helps you turn data into graphs.
  • The app lets users build science projects using data collected from a smartphone’s sensors, such as the accelerometer, light sensors, and microphone, or by using sensors from other devices connected via Bluetooth to the smartphone.
  • The Android app is part of Google’s Making & Science Initiative, which aims to encourage more people to explore science.
  • To support the items, Google has also released microcontroller firmware, so that data from an Arduino device’s pins can be sent to Science Journal.

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@KirkDBorne: “Google tricorder? New app uses your smartphone’s sensors to collect, chart science data:”


Google’s new Science Journal app enables you to measure light, motion, and sound, as well as data collected on external devices.


Android tricorder? Google’s new app uses your smartphone’s sensors to collect, chart science data

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