Some Like it Tepid for the TI-84 Plus CE (with TI-SensorLink Adapter)

Students are challenged to design a system that informs the user if their coffee is too hot to drink. The system should notify the user of three states: Too hot to drink; too cold; or just right.

Publisher: Texas Instruments Inc.

Editor: Texas Instruments Inc.

Author: Texas Instruments Inc.

Topic:  Computer Science  STEM


Save your palate

Design a system that monitors coffee to ensure the temperature is just right.



Students create a system that monitors the temperature of a beverage and notifies you when the temperature is too hot or too cold.

Use of TI SensorLinkTM


Feedback and control systems

Vernier Temperature sensor input

Color LED and sound output

Coding concepts:


  Conditional statements



Project Resources

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Setting up

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