• How to Start Using It

    It's just a few steps to connect your sensor to Excel.

  • Step 1: Open Excel and enable data

    The O365 subscription includes Excel and the add-in for FREE.

  • Step 2: Flash code for the microcontroller

    The instructions below and the Hacking STEM lesson plans support working with Arduino or micro:bit.

  • Step 3: Build a sensor or use one you already have

    Some microcontrollers have sensors built-in; those work too!

  • Step 4: Connect the sensor and microcontroller

    If you haven’t done this before, there are some easy to follow diagrams in the instructions.

  • Step 5: Open an Excel workbook

    Use one of the customized workbooks from the library below.

  • Step 6: Start streaming real-time data

    You can record your data to import or play it back later.

Sensor and workbook library

Need a sensor? Already have one? Here is the start of a collection of classroom-ready sensors, code and workbooks. We’ve also added links to Hacking STEM’s standards-aligned lesson plans to jump start your experience. Keep checking back, as we will be adding to list on a regular basis.


Data Streamer Partners

An amazing group of partners have already started connecting their sensors and content to Data Streamer. Come be the next!

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