provides a smart and easy way to learn about sensors and actuators and their real world applications using interactive hands-on projects.
Sensor/Actuator selection, Save sensor logs, Switch between sensors, Auto generation of C++ code for Arduino
Engaging Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Basic projects for middle school students, intermediate projects for high school students, advanced projects for college students.
Intelligent Sensor and Actuator (ISA) kit is an all-in-one educational kit for students and instructors in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs to learn and teach about sensors (inputs) and actuators (outputs) through interactive hands-on projects.
An LCD screen mounted on the kit provides the information of the signals read from sensors.
ISA dashboard provides an interactive graphical user interface (GUI) for the user. It functions like an oscilloscope to display signals from the sensors and save the log.
Control the actuators from your smartphone or tablet.
List of common sensors and actuators in the ISA kit.Watch the video
RGB LED emits light and you can change the color of LED by changing the red, greed, and blue color components.
Servo motor is a rotary actuator that allows control of angular position.
Moisture sensor measures the moisture level of a media such as soil.
Ultrasonic sensor determines the distance to an object.
Gas sensor measures the level of alcohol and some other gases.
Motion sensor detects any motion and moving objects.
Infrared sensor decodes the signal sent via IR remote controller. If it is used in conjunction with RGB LED, it changes the LED color.
Light sensor measures the light intensity through a photo cell.
Pot is a rotary potentiometer that functions like a knob to increase or decrease a physical quantity such as volume. For example, when used in conjunction with the servo it changes the angle of rotation.
Bluetooth is used to communicate wirelessly with your smartphone or tablet. You can change the LED color or rotate the servo motor.
A relay is a switch that can be operated electronically. Each channel of a relay can be operated independently to switch on and off the connected electronic device.
A passive buzzer is an audio signaling device.
An accelerometer measures proper acceleration (g-force).
A joystick is an input device that pivots on a base. When pushed downward, it will send a click signal.
A line tracking sensor can be used in RC cars to verify if the car in on or off the track.
A temperature and humidity sensor measures temperature and humidity of the environment.
A touch sensor is a digital sensor to indicate if it has been touched or not.
A sound sensor sends a high value signal if the noise level is above some predefined threshold. The threshold can be adjusted by a potentiometer on the sensor.
A soft potentiometer functions like a rotary potentiometer. However, instead of turning a knob, you touch it with your finger and move your finger on it.
A pressure sensor measures the applied pressure.
A fan motor can turn clockwise or counter-clockwise to either push or draw air current.
A DC motor operates with 3 VDC voltage source.
A mini pump is a 3-6 VDC submersible water pump. Submerge it under water and use a tube to pump the water up.
A solenoid/electromagnetic valve is an electromechanical valve operating on 12VDC. By default it is closed. When a 12 VDC voltage is applied it will be open.
A laser actuator can generate laser beam.
A flame sensor is a digital sensor sensitive to flame.
A pulse sensor measures heart rate or pulse.
A hall effect is sensitive to either north (N) or south (S) pole of permeant or inductive magnets.
A tilt sensor is a digital sensor that indicates if the sensor has been tilted.
A vibration sensor is a digital sensor that indicates if the sensor is under movement or vibration.
Key team members
Intelligent Design Technology, LLC
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine
Intelligent Design Technology, LLC
We are a team of professional engineers, software/app developers, and graphic designers. Our goal is to support design and manufacturing in the United States and create more jobs in California and other states of the USA.
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ISA Kit Basic comes with ten common sensors and actuators, an Arduino Mega compatible microcontroller, ISA shield, ISA case, software package (Windows OS), and an App for Android smart phones and tablets. Everything required to run the device is included in the kit.
ISA Kit Pro comes with 20 common sensors and actuators. This Kit has everything included in ISA Kit Basic plus 10 additional sensors and actuators.
ISA Kit Premium comes with 30 common sensors and actuators. This Kit has everything included in ISA Kit Pro plus 10 additional sensors and actuators.
$20 Priority shipping within USA, $50 International shipping.