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ChemDuino and PLX-DAQ Integration for Affordable Temperature Data Acquisition: Health and School Laboratory Monitoring System


  • Amanda Rae Josephine SPK SMAK PENABUR Kelapa Gading, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Felicia Liem Sulimro SPK SMAK PENABUR Kelapa Gading, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Gabriella Anna Santoso SPK SMAK PENABUR Kelapa Gading, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Norbertus Krisnu Prabowo Universitas Negeri Jakarta



PLX-DAQ, Arduino, Chemduino, STEM, STEM Education, Temperature monitoring


In this article, a simple application of real-time data acquisition and temperature monitoring using ChemDuino and Parallax Data Acquisition tool (PLX-DAQ) in Microsoft Excel is presented. ChemDuino is a general practice of using the software and hardware of Arduino in chemistry or general science. This setup provides benefits not only to assist users in the laboratory during thermochemistry experiments, but also to help the medical personnel to obtain progressive body temperature data in the sick bay, especially during post-pandemic situations. The setup and codes were developed using A.D.D.I.E. method and applied as a part of the health monitoring system via online video conferencing platforms, giving a promising potential for the setup. The simple version is composed of Arduino Uno R3, LCD I2C 16x2, breadboard, temperature sensor DS18B20, and wires. It had a total cost under $20. The inexpensive construction can be used as an alternative temperature-monitoring tool. The same setup was successfully utilized in two different environments in the laboratory to determine the enthalpy change of dissolution (ΔH) for NaOH in water and at the sick bay to monitor a patient’s body temperature, demonstrating the strong connection with STEM Education.

Author Biographies

Amanda Rae Josephine, SPK SMAK PENABUR Kelapa Gading, Jakarta, Indonesia

Amanda Rae Josephine is a dedicated student at SPK SMAK PENABUR Kelapa Gading with aspirations of pursuing her dream as a scientist abroad. She is eager to delve deeper into the realms of STEM and research.

Felicia Liem Sulimro, SPK SMAK PENABUR Kelapa Gading, Jakarta, Indonesia

Felicia Liem Sulimro is a candidate in the National Chemistry Olympiad. She aspires to pursue studies as a scientist and is determined to contribute to the field by writing scientific journals.

Gabriella Anna Santoso, SPK SMAK PENABUR Kelapa Gading, Jakarta, Indonesia

Gabriella Anna Santoso is a diligent chemistry student. She likes to pursue her dream as a researcher and continue her studies abroad. She wants to contribute to the STEM education community by writing journals.

Norbertus Krisnu Prabowo, Universitas Negeri Jakarta

Norbertus Krisnu Prabowo is currently works as a chemistry teacher at SPK SMAK PENABUR KELAPA GADING, Jakarta 14240, Indonesia. He received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from University of Indonesia in 2007. At the present time, he is taking his postgraduate degree in chemistry education at the Department of Chemistry Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Jakarta 13220, Indonesia. He is also serving as a STEM Facilitator. His current research interests are Arduino, green chemistry, STEM Education, and digital learning. For any inquiries or communication, you can reach him via email at


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