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EJS Measurements with Phidgets: Solar Collector Documents

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Main Document

Measurements with Phidgets: Solar Collector 

written by Anne Cox and Francisco Esquembre

The EJS Measurement with Phidgets: Solar Collector interfaces Phidget transducers that are part of a solar collector project. The package uses a servo motor with a Phidget 1066 Motor Controller and a thermocouple with a Phidget 1048 Temperature Sensor. The Phdiget driver must be installed. The instructions are for an introductory physics lab.  Once Ejs is installed, right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item allows for editing of the model and, in particular, editing the serial number of the Hardware (as described in the lab instructions).

The Measurement with Phidgets model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_PhidgetSolarCollector.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models.

Published December 26, 2013
Last Modified December 26, 2013

Supplemental Documents

Measurements with Phidgets: Lab Instructions 

Lab instructions for use with Phidgets and thermocouple and servo motor.

Published December 26, 2013
Last Modified December 26, 2013

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Source Code Documents

Measurements with Phidgets: Solar Collector Source Code 

Source Code for the Measurements with Phidgets: Solar Collector program.

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Published December 26, 2013
Last Modified December 26, 2013

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