HipScience stands at the intersection of providing solutions for Science and Humanity because electronics without a cause is so yesterday.
With over 15 years of experience in the aerospace industry and locations in Atlanta and Orlando, this is not just what we do, this is how we give back to a greater whole. What better way than making Science, Technology, Engineering and Math more hands-on, interesting and a profession kids want to pursue.
HipScience started as an embedded sensor company, meaning we embed sensors so they talk and play nice with other cool technology (IOT). They speak Bluetooth, WIFI and other languages necessary to bridge them to our lives.
While we have eco sensors and wearable tech, we are not just about sensors. We seek out innovative partners that can enhance our hardware. Partners like Florida State University, YWCA and Dremel continue to help us build accompanying STEM curriculum and incorporate 3D printing to round out our offerings (see MantisOpenStem.com). Our joint venture with Sciberus, Inc. helps us bring our hardware to market with software, curriculum and other strategic integration possibilities.
There are some big players already in the STEM sensor space so why would we enter the arena with competitors like Vernier and Pasco already there? At HipScience, we apply our engineering smarts to make it affordable and open. We need to reach kids whose outlook for a prosperous future is most challenging. Budget-strapped schools can afford our offerings opening up a much larger audience. We want to engineer solutions that will be brought, not only to traditional classrooms, but also to the homeschooler and involved parents.
Bottom line is that and we intend to positively impact the STEM sensor space by being:
• Affordable: Our competitors have made significant inroads but they are not as competitive in economically depressed areas. Ironically, that is where we can benefit most by exposing kids to STEM education starting at an early age.
• Open Platform: Our sensors can accept competitor’s probes. Their sensors work only with their probes but our sensors are able to read their probes.
• Maker-capable: Some of our products are 3D printable so that they combine science and engineering.
• Programmable: Our products not only teach science but also incorporate technology and introduce students to programming.
As seen on MantisOpenStem.com, our hardware is open platform and curriculum-based, allowing students to personally experience first-hand scientific sensors that can measure things like wind, soil moisture, temperature, dew point, UV light and more. We cleverly design some products for the maximum experience - students can print the housing, pair it with a sensor kit and build it themselves. To complete the maker experience, they can utilize open source software such as Scratch to program the device.
Through MyStemKits™, HipScience and Sciberus again partner to offer 3D printable STEM kits that include teacher-approved curriculum and 3D print files (twitter.com/mystemkits). Some of our sensors include #3D printable components.
At HipScience, we enjoy what we do and take pride in creating hardware solutions and software that significantly enhance and improve the K-12 STEM student experience.