Physics experimental practices in the distance: development of an application with arduino for the realization of the Millikan experiment remotely
Abstract We present the construction of a system that allows remote access and didatic control of a physics experiment through the internet. More specifically, we describe a remote instrumentation system to determine of the value of the elementary charge by using the Millikan method. The system is composed of hardware and software integrated to an Arduino platform in order to control and communication with the computer. The evaluation of the prototype was conducted in two tests, involving a teacher from the public high school and 14 students also from the public high school. The quantitative and qualitative results point out to the feasibility of implementing the didatic resource.