Verve2, the ultimate educational technology toy!
Verve2 is an amazingly fun educational toy that gently brings physical computing to budding technologists and creators. With Verve2, students learn about computers, science, technology, problem solving, and creativity. The kit comes ready-to-go, out of the box, with eight super useful sensors and plenty of fun games and apps to try. Verve2 is absolutely fantastic for science fair projects, it lets students “learn, do, and demonstrate.” There is no other product like this on the market!
The Verve2 is THREE awesome products in one. First, like its predecessor (Verve1), it is a sensor system that you can use to easily control your favorite games or apps with the world around you. Second, it’s a web data server that lets you read sensor data through the internet. Third, it’s a full blown, easy-to-use data acquisition system that lets you collect and monitor data for your own research projects.
Simply plug a sensor into the VERVE and convert the sensors into keyboard, mouse, text, email, IFTTT, etc. commands. Or log sensor data and see it real-time on your computer, mobile, or tablet anywhere in the world through the internet. Or connect it directly to your website, app, Windows, or Mac game. NO PROGRAMMING OR ELECTRONICS KNOWLEDGE NEEDED. It literally takes 5 minutes to get started.
Everybody’s exploring to see how they can connect the physical world to the digital world. It’s exciting and fun, but it also requires specialized knowledge of electronics and computer programming. This shouldn’t be a barrier to creativity; Verve2 allows anyone to create awesome projects that monitor the physical world to control the digital world and internet.
Home monitoring, YOUR way
You can buy products that monitor your home or office, but those are specialized systems. Why not design and build your own monitoring system, and create your own custom solution? With Verve2 it’s super simple. Try out your own ideas, then implement them in minutes.
Data, data, data!
With Verve2 you can be master of data collection. Every sensor can be logged, either on your local computer or on the internet, and that data can be saved as CSV files for studying later. Do you want to know how many times your refrigerator was opened last month? Or how long the lights are on? Or how fast a piece of machinery is running? No problem! Verve2 makes it super easy to log and record up to eight sensors at once.
♦ Connect Verve to the internet! This means that you can use any of our sensors to easily send a text, email, or connect directly to websites like IFTTT.
♦ Data logging: You can easily log all the sensor data you want. Just plug a sensor in and press record. After logging, you can scroll and zoom through this data to see what you just recorded, or you can save it as a .csv file and view it on any program (like excel, MATLAB, etc)
♦ Read sensors real time through the internet. This means you can touch a sensor in Taiwan and see that action in Wyoming. You can see, save, and use this real-time sensor monitoring for data logging or for controlling any website, or html app. As an example, we created a simple web app that reads and displays data real time. This can be used on any remote mobile device (iPhone, tablet, etc) or computer from anywhere in the world.
♦ Read the sensor data directly using your favorite programming language.
The verve kit works right out of the box comes with the following items:
♥ Verve hub
♥ 8 Verve Sensors: pushbutton, light, turn, touch with 2 alligator clips, motion, magnet, temperature and sound
♥ 8 connection cables
♥ Mini-USB cable
♥ 4 extension cables
♥ Flash drive with software (comes with VERVE app, spacefighter game app, and musical intrument game app)
♥ A quickstart guide
First Time User’s Guide
VERVE2 User Manual
VERVE2 Advanced Text Messaging Guide