There are 3 places where you can use your Temperature Sensor in the Piper software: The TerreSense level of StoryMode in the StarLab mission, the Ther-mood-stat PiperCode project, and in My Projects in PiperCode to creatively prototype.
If you build yourself a Ther-mood-stat and it starts to act funky, or you just can’t seem to freeze the planet of TerreSense, don’t worry! Here are some tips that may help you when using your Temperature Sensor.
Tip 1: Make direct contact.
When measuring an object’s temperature, make sure to make direct contact with the object and the Black Square section of the Temperature Sensor to ensure the sensor is collecting accurate data for what you are trying to measure.
Tip 2: Find the fridge.
It can be quite difficult to find a cold object to measure on short notice. Having something set aside in your refrigerator or freezer, such as a bottle of water, can be a real help. You can also blow on the sensor with cold air. Be sure that whatever you use to measure, you don’t submerge it in liquid or touch it to hot metal!
Tip 3: Use what you’ve got!
If you find yourself having a hard time finding a warmer object to measure, rub your hands together or breathe on the sensor with hot air! The act of rubbing your hands together creates friction, which causes your hands to heat up, which helps you create a warm temperature to meet those puzzle requirements. Always make sure to avoid extreme heat though, as very high temperatures could melt the silicone on the Temperature Sensor. A good rule of thumb is, if it is too hot to hold, it is too hot to measure.
We hope these tips have helped you. If you find yourself still stuck or needing additional help, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get it sorted out for you.