Program details

A sensor is a device, module, or subsystem whose purpose it is to detect events or changes in its environment and send the information to other electronics, usually a computer. The capability of students or the class focus can determine the type of sensor tech used eg. Littlebits, Hummingbird, Neuloggers or Microbits.

Students will develop their understanding of sensor technology which will then inform their design of a sensor based tech solution to solve a community or business problem, issue or need as a system, product or environment.

Students will learn how the City of Ballarat is applying sensor technology to processes across the city to create user based solutions.

Through the application of a human centered design process students will be provided with resources to assist them with ideating/building a prototype. This program is open ended and can be included as part of a school based project where students go on to identify their own problem to solve or follow through on the prototype building at school.

Success Criteria:

  • Identification of a problem, issue or need within
  • Development of a sensor based tech solution
  • Presentation of a market pitch