Photogate Materials Kit


The Materials Kit conveniently packages the following items that you can buy on your own if you prefer:

  • Three arduinos with cables
  • Three laser pointers
  • Three 3K resistors
  • Three solderless protoboards
  • Six solderless, flexible, breadboard, jumper wires


The materials kit accompanies the Photogate Toolkit that uses the award-winning, visual programming software called Culturally Situated Design Tools (CSDTs) to teach computational thinking through the development of a photogate for measuring rates of movement that interrupts a beam of light. The gate is created to tie the engineering design process and scientific inquiry to the intrinsic motivation of basketball players and fans to improve their understanding of the game.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 3 in