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Engineering Summer Program for Teachers - 2017

Measure Speed With Light

Author: Robert F. Kubichek

Date: 11/16/2016

This module shows how the Arduino can be used to time physical events.  In this case, we measure the duration of a passing object when it breaks a light beam. If the object has a known length, such as a pinewood derby car, we can also estimate the car’s speed. The presentation material and the code can be downloaded at Measure Speed.

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