The new nQuire-it platform is now live at www.nquire-it.org. nQuire-it is a web space where you can join existing missions or create and share your own missions. The platform hosts three different types of missions:
- Win-it missions set challenges with prizes for the winners. Each challenge needs a creative response. Some missions involve science experiments, e.g., ‘Suggest an astronomy observation using the Open University’s PIRATE remotely-controlled telescope’. Others tackle everyday problems, e.g., ‘Propose an imaginative way to attract bumblebees to gardens’.
- Sense-it missions make use of the Sense-it mobile app to collect and share data using smartphone sensors (e.g., accelerometer, gyroscope, light, sound). For example, ‘What is the fastest lift?’. The Sense-it app can be found in Play Store here.
- Spot-it missions allow you to capture images and spot things around us, such as strange signs and unusual uses of English.
You can select any of these missions and start creating your own Win-it, Sense-it or Spot-it mission. The nQuire-it software is open source and anyone can join or create missions for free.