_ASIMOV – Create for Space

Asimov create for space kit designed by obelisk systems for quberider
Asimov create for space kit designed by obelisk systems for quberider
Asimov create for space system designed for the international space station mission by Obelisk Systems
Asimov Experiment Platform + Raspberry Pi = The Ultimate Space Learning System

The ASIMOV Experiment Platform was a programming and science learning kit that let classrooms experiment with space hardware with none of the risk or expense. Obelisk Systems developed and distributed the 1st generation of such hardware to schools across NSW and beyond.

The code developed by students was then flown on a non-Obelisk flight-ready copy of the hardware to the International Space Station, along with hundreds of other ‘experiments’ in the same system.

Classrooms receive an all-in-one experiment system that connects to a screen, keyboard and mouse for a self-contained learning program.

Students will learn to work together and with teachers as they embark on their first space mission. This project will encourage students to learn interdisciplinary skills such as coding and electronics design, physics, maths and data analysis. The learning of these skills can be incorporated into the classroom or as an extracurricular activity.

Legacy Hardware & Software Support Offer

Owner of an original Asimov Kit and need help with hardware usage, software problems or just want to give feedback? Contact us today and we’d love to help as much as we can!

Kit Includes:

  • ASIMOV Education Board + Camera
  • Raspberry Pi A+ Computer
  • 8GB SD Card
  • USB Expansion Hub
  • USB Micro Power cable
  • HDMI Display Cable
  • Software USB Stick
  • Quick-start leaflet
Here are some ideas for students to think about implementing with our sensors.

  • Accelerometer: Detect acceleration due to gravity from the classroom, and also measure your ASIMOV’s movement in any direction.
  • Magnetometers: Code yourself an awesome compass, see Earth’s magnetic field in action!
  • Gyroscope: How fast does something rotate? If the ASIMOV is in a vehicle, it will help characterise what sort of road you are on.
  • Dual Thermometers: See how temperature changes around the Asimov, and relate that to UV/IR Light absorbed.
  • Detect pressure and moisture levels accurately. Track your movement up and down hills, detect coming storms, build an amazing weather station!
  • Measure UV Light: See how much UV Light the sun produces on a sunny or cloudy day. How can you integrate UV light into your software? Can you make your raspberry pi warn when its too dangerous outside?
  • Measure IR Light: How much infrared radiation does the sun put out? Does it correlate to how warm you feel?
  • Measure Ambient Light: See how much Red, Green and Blue make up the colours that you see! How white really is that torch you own?
  • Take photos: Our onboard camera will let you take many photos up to 1600×1200 pixels in size. Bring out your inner photographer!
The ASIMOV education hardware can measure many wonderful parameters with a high degree of accuracy, however there are limitations to how this system can be and should be used. We provide this list as designers of the ASIMOV to not just inform you, but protect you too. The following are provided as experiments which cannot be conducted with our hardware:

  • Real time clocks cannot be used for relativistic experimentation such as Einsteins Theory of Relativity. A large-size atomic clock would need to be used for this, which is not provided.
  • The Asimov is not designed be used to detect radiation exposure and there are no radiation-measuring equipment on the device.
  • The accelerometer/gyro in orbit will detect net energy change, not effects of gravity on earth. It is useful for measuring active spacecraft movement, not attraction to the planet’s surface.
  • Magnetometers cannot be used to accurately measure space weather, unless directly exposed to large flux: Within a spacecraft or space station these effects will not be felt.
  • UV/IR sensor must be exposed to direct sunlight to allow for measurements, not inside a sealed unit.
  • It is dangerous to expose the Asimov to water directly as there is electricity being used: The moisture sensor should be used to detect atmospheric moisture.

Students learn to use our large collection of data-gathering sensors

  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Dual Thermometers
  • Pressure
  • Humidity
  • Infrared Light
  • Ambient Light
  • Ultraviolet Light
  • Camera
  • Real-Time Clock

Our ASIMOV education hardware made possible a mission to the International Space Station

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