So I have been tinkering with Raspberry Pis for a little while now, and I am thoroughly convinced of their utility, and I am hoping to spread that out in my classroom.
On example of a project I would like to do is taking temperatures using the waterproof temperature probe. There are many others, but that is a good place to start. My students make it a habit to bring their devices (phones, computers, tablets) to class, and it seems like I should be able to get their devices to control a probe on the RPi. The most obvious way to do that is through a web client.
So, I have some code I have been using for getting temperatures to report out to a Google spreadsheet by using gspread. You can find it here: https://github.com/MDScience/temperature
I would like to use it improve upon it with a web client so that my students could use their device to go to the RPi and tell the probe to start collecting temperature information once they are ready. I imagine there would be buttons and fields for required information (like the name of the file they would like to output to, and so on).
This, of course, is just the beginning. We would want to do more than temperature measurements, and we would need other sensors and other web clients.
If there is a good tutorial, or a model to follow I would greatly appreciate knowing about it. Similarly, if there are any engineers who have experience in this area, and would like to lend a hand, I would appreciate that as well.