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Does Dry Ice Cool Better than Regular Ice? Find Out Using Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

June 02, 2017 Zay

via Jeremy Morgan

I saw an advertisement for dry ice claiming it cools 5 times better than wet ice. Out of curiosity I had to know if this were true, or at the very least see how much better dry ice performs. I thought I’d gather up a Raspberry Pi and some sensors and find out, using some techniques from my Hands on Internet of Things course released recently.

 

This is the first thing I wondered. Does it keep it 5 times colder? Does it keep it cool 5 times longer? The claim is still a bit unclear, but based on my results it appears it keeps it close to 5 times colder, for about the same amount of time.

What I did was take a couple coolers, filled one with Dry Ice and one with wet ice, sealed them up and measured them for a few days.

Read full tutorial and report here!


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