Obelisk Systems

Obelisk Systems

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"The Mars Rover competition, which the Kit includes, provides an engaging activity that will motivate students to work on a local, national and global scale."
Dr Scott Sleap | Me Program Director - Regional Development Australia

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StarLAB Platform

The StarLAB platform is a sensor lab you can hold in your hand. It allows you to measure the world around you like air pressure, movement, light, and can take HD videos and photos.

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Sensors

StarLAB was built from our experiences designing cube satellites in the early days of the Australian space industry. StarLAB gathers information from its sensors and gives you tools to use the data for any experiment you want to run!
StarLAB Coding Platform

StarLAB Coding Platform

Data Logging

The StarLAB's data logging software displays data being collected by one or more StarLAB sensor platforms in real time on your computer and records the data in Excel spreadsheets for processing. The sensor platform can be wirelessly accessed by all your students at the same time allowing for collaborative investigation.

Datalogging

Scratch

With simple blocks Scratch lets students, and Teachers, of any skill level, write code and learn computational thinking. Scratch gives students a strong foundation in understanding the principals of coding at an early age. By combing scratch with StarLAB, you give students the power to code not just a computer, but the world!

Scratch Coding Platform

Python

Python is the programming language used to code StarLAB hardware (the sensor hardware and the Rover). Students learn Python through online modules. It's simple, easy to learn and is used in schools around the world.

It's simple, easy to learn and is used in schools around the world. Python is also the most used code in industry, Companies like Google, YouTube, IBM, NASA, the CIA (and games like Battlefield 2) use Python because it's one of the most versatile ways to code

Python coding language

Science!

The StarLAB platform was built from the ground up as a scientific investigation platform. The StarLAB has a variety of different physical and environmental sensors that allow students to investigate the world around them. Science with the StarLAB is as simple as using our data logging software StarLAB:Senses or using coding skills, learnt in the Online Platform, to create your own science experiment software.

StarLAB STEM Platform

What comes in the box

  • StarLAB STEM platform
  • StarLAB software
  • quick start guide to get you going
  • USB wall adapter
  • battery pack for experimenting on the move
  • USB stick (includes your software and sample code).
  • HDMI cable
  • 12 months access to the online learning platfrom for all your students.

The hardware technology

  • Raspberry Pi (Model 3) mini computer
  • expansion header so there's room to grow. You can add on the Mars Rover Kit, new experiments and expand the sensors and robotics
  • user inputs and outputs:
    • 4 buttons
    • joystick
    • 4 standard LEDs
    • 1 RGB LED
    • 128x 64 OLED display
    • piezoelectric buzzer
    • wi-fi
    • bluetooth
    • STM32 Microcontroller
  • real-world sensors calibrated by the StarLAB team:
    • accelerometer (3-axis X, Y, Z) (measures speed and acceleration)
    • gyroscope (3-axis X, Y, Z) (uses gravity to determine which way is up)
    • magnetometer (3-axis X, Y, Z) (measurer magnetism)
    • 3x thermometers (measure temperature)
    • pressure sensor (to see what the weather is doing)
    • moisture sensor (find out of its raining)
    • RGB ambient light
    • infrared light
    • ultraviolet light
    • real-time clock
    • HD camera for videos and photos.