Science Olympiad’s Div. C event, Detector Building, combines coding, engineering, math and science into a functional sensor that is calibrated and coded to collect data. This year’s competition has students building, testing and coding a working conductivity sensor. Texas Instruments (TI) has plenty of resources to help your team be competitive.
Students will need to know how to write a program that will turn different LEDs on or off based on the conductivity of the water. During the competition, teams may adjust their code and calibration equation.