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ERIC Number: EJ1159634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Inexpensive Miniature Programmable Magnetic Stirrer from Reconfigured Computer Parts
Mercer, Conan; Leech, Donal
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n6 p816-818 Jun 2017
This technology report outlines a robust and easy to assemble magnetic stirrer that is programmable. All of the parts are recycled from obsolete computer hardware except the Arduino microcontroller and motor driver, at a total cost of around $40. This multidisciplinary approach introduces microcontrollers to students and grants the opportunity to interface basic computer programming with practical applications in chemistry. Utilizing the popular Arduino board empowers students to control laboratory devices, which in turn enhances enjoyment and understanding.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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