[kde-edu]: Sugg: Framework for Science Meters

Karl Sarnow karl.sarnow at eun.org
Wed Dec 7 09:24:42 CET 2005

Excellent idea. I would like to promote the development of an OpenSource 
laboratory at Xplora.

We have some partner working on Webexperiments. Please have a look at 
our webpages.

Brining in their experience might be useful.

 From my point of view, the OpenSource laboratory should focus on 
Hardware interfacing to the USB port and Software taking signals from 

I am sure that thre is a lot of softrware existing. Having an overview 
would be nice.

Thanks for the initiative.


RalfGesellensetter wrote:

>Dear list,
>during "Linuxtage Essen" (Essen Linuxdays), some scientists addressed 
>the lack of free interfaces to scientific gear such as thermometers, 
>gyrometers, geigercounters, whatsoever.
>As a matter of fact, there are already loads of measuring tools - but it 
>lacks integration and usabilities if we want to use them in school.
>This made me think: How about a framing project / application similar to 
>ksensors? Existing implementations could dock into such framework. The 
>framework itself could provide features like
>- data recording 
>- data plotting
>- statistical evaluations.
>Also popping into my mind is ksimus datarecorder as one possible 
>frontend. As it comes to realtime data, acoustic recorders could be 
>another approach.
>What is your comments on this? Should we forward this idea to kde-devel?
>Cheers & merry nick day ;)
>kde-edu mailing list
>kde-edu at mail.kde.org

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