Some Like it Tepid for the TI-Nspire CXII Python (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.

Topic:  Computer Science  STEM

Tags  Data collection

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 SensorLink TM


Feedback and control system

Vernier Temperature sensor input

Color LED and sound output

Coding concepts:


  Conditional statements



Project Resources

Download Teacher Document PDF  link    Word doc link

Download the Python Syntax Quick Reference Guide  PDF  link  Word doc  link

Download TI-Nspire TNS Program File  link


Learn to do the project yourself

Overview of the TI-Nspire CXII for Programming in Python (Youtube video) link

Write your first Python program on TI-Nspire CXII (Youtube video) link

Meet the TI-Innovator Hub link

Download Learn to do the project PDF link


Setting up

Update your TI-Nspire CX family handheld, TI-Nspire computer software and TI-Innovator sketch link

Download a step-by-step guide to updating your TI-Innovator Hub   PDF link 


Own project equipment

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Download a PDF listing the equipment needs for each TI-Innovator Hub Project  link

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