The goal of this kit is to teach both soldering and programming in BASIC. It can be flown in weather balloons to record the temperature of the air as a function of altitude, left out over night in the garden to discover how its temperature varies over a 24 hour period, or placed inside the freezer to discover its behavior.
This solder kit is a PICAXE-08M2 based project. The PICAXE uses its READADC command to measure the temperature of its LM335 temperature sensor. Each reading is stored in data memory for later readout. A momentary push button switch starts the data downloading and temperature logging processes. An LED indicates the operating status of the project.
Please Note: The PICAXE-08M2 microcontroller is not included in the kit and will need to be purchased separately.