Physics Wall

Finally, we have managed to mount our 3D printed lab set on the lab wall. The advantages are many, as the lab equipment can be permanently installed, taking very little space eliminating setting up time. Students can now focus on their experiments with what we call a 3D printed starter kit made of a phone…

Kids love PhoneLabs

We were happy to participate in the Adelaide Mini Maker Fair. The maker community here in Adelaide is now coming together to share and support the act of making. The event was held at Tonsley, the re-furnished Mitsubishi car plant – signaling the end of the manufacturing era in South Australia and perhaps, the birth…

PhoneLabs is ready to roll

We have managed to get most of the classical mechanics experiments working. We are able to demonstrate simple harmonic motion using a pendulum, beam, and spring. We are able to demonstrate momentum using incline plane with toy cars carrying a lit ping pong ball. We are able to demonstrate circular motion using a bicycle wheel….

Great Response @ ScienceAlive

ScienceAlive was our first opportunity to take PhoneLabs to teachers and students of Australasia. With about 80 Schools visiting we had a good day talking to students and teachers demoing our Physic Apps all of which worked as expected. We had very little convincing to do. For most students it was obvious, using phones to study…

Global Connections Grant

PhoneLabs won a priming grant awarded by the Global Connection Fund to help us build Global Connections. We are honoured to be collaborating with the pioneers of using sensors in STEM education  – Concord Consortium on this project.  

PhoneLabs session in Melbourne

Glenys Thomson and Matt Verdon presented PhoneLabs in the “Improving STEM Education and Skills Conference” in Melbourne. The workshop participants were able to experience the immediate visual impact and, more importantly, saw the potential to revolutionise laboratory experiments with personalised data in an “anytime, anywhere” world.

The first PhoneLab class

We are excited to let our  PhoneLabs community know that Matt Verdon at ASMS ran the first PhoneLabs physics class today using our acceleration web app. You can see Matt, with a 3D printed Lab Set on which the phone is mounted. The phone can then be spun around to demonstrate centripetal force by the…

An app we are proud of

This is the first of our series of Web-based Lab Apps that will work on any HTML5 Browser. Please try it out: www.phonelabs.net/a It records data, plots it online and as a bonus can also email the data in Excel format with a pre-plotted graph. This app should reduce acceleration based lab times by about 1/3…

End of year PhoneLabs party: 5th Dec

We had a wonderful year PhoneLabs has progressed beyond our expectations in terms of support, funding, and team. It’s time for us to get together, have an end of year chat and discuss our future plans. We admit here, that our plans have changed – but for the better. We are now poised to work with every student…

A 3D Printed Lab

Tomorrow is the SASTA (South Australian Science Teachers Association) Conference. We have booked an exhibition space there and we are hoping to meet over 100 South Australian science teachers. This is our first real promotional event. We are ready. We hope to convince teachers that phones make great labs. Here’s a peek preview. We have been…