Welcome to Detector Building! In this event, teams will build a durable Conductivity Device that will accurately measure and display both voltage and concentrations of NaCl in parts per million (ppm) from 0 to 5000 ppm of different water samples.
The information below should not be interpreted as an extension of the rules. You can find free online copies of the current rules for download on the 2022 Rules page of the Science Olympiad website. The official rules in the current Rules Manual take precedence. This event is generously supported by Texas Instruments.
Resources & Links
- Detector Building Webinar Recording from Texas Instruments - Getting Started, Resources & How-to's
- Check out the TI STEM Projects website for Science Olympiad activities like Detector Building
- Sample Activities from Texas Instruments
- Info on Texas Instruments educator workshops
- Information about Arduino microcontrollers
- How to use breadboards
- Information about LEDs
SO Store & Ward's Science Materials
Texas Instruments makes material available to Science Olympiad teams through their Educator Loan program. Teams interested in borrowing equipment to practice with learn more about this program here.
Practice Problems & Tests
- 2022 info coming soon!
Event Supervisor Resources
In addition to the resources on the Event Supervisors page, Detector Building Event Supervisors should be sure to use the following resources:
- Score sheet and team checklist
- Event Supervisor Guide
- Legal & Illegal Sensor Examples
- Event Logistics Manual - Updated for 2022 with new information concerning COVID-19 precautions, running the event in Satellite and mini SO tournament formats,and more tips on the event!