Gearbox Labs has worked with all of the sensors on this page. Many appear in one or more of our publications.

Links to the sensor on our store are included. After each sensor are some ideas that would be great science or engineering fair ideas.


  • Color Sensor - this sensor detects pigments in different materials. In biology we use this sensor to detect different photosynthetic pigments as well as color detection of foods (ripeness, cleanliness) View Video | Store Link
  • Soil Moisture (Conductive) - Soil Moisture sensor for temporary or short-term measurements. View VideoStore Link
    Soil Moisture

Human Biology


Disclaimer. The sensors are meant to be used for prototyping, informational, and demonstration purposes only. The sensors are not meant to be used as replacements for certified professional sensors that have been independently tested and certified for use in health and safety applications.