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Remote Internet Lab of GymKT

How did it all start?

Since 2000, we have felt that the Internet has quite strong teaching potential. So we started to create a physics website to collect available teaching materials for students and teachers. This site, called "Fyzikální kabinet GymKT" (now called FyzKAB), developed both in content and technical aspects over the next ten years.

At the height of its glory days, the website even reached almost a hundred thousand visitors a year! And for a physics site originally intended only for the needs of a regional Grammar-school, this was truly impressive.


However, the mere publication of "static" information proved insufficient for modern teaching. This was not changed by any attempts to create animated educational presentations or attempts to create educational videos. A certain intermediate stage of our online efforts was the period of so-called online simulations. This was inspired by the interactive simulations of our German colleague Walter Fendt, whose webpages of interactive online simulations in mathematics, physics and astronomy are truly phenomenal!

Remote-LAB GymKT

However, we were still attracted by the use of the Internet for remote control of a real physics experiment, where the measurements are performed on real apparatus, and where the obtained measurement result is the result of a real experiment. The necessary connection between the experimenter and the physical reality is provided by a computer with an Internet connection. The combination of physics, electronics and computers inspired us to create the first remote experiment.

The concept of the first task – Measurement of thermal dependence of electrical resistance of metals and semiconductors – was designed as part of the final thesis of the DVPP-RIF 3 study at the Technical University of Liberec. The implementation of the remote experiment and the whole environment of the remote laboratory took place at the Grammar-school J. Vrchlicky in Klatovy, fully directed (and funded) by its creator.

The laboratory became the first high school remote internet laboratory in the Pilsen region and the first grammar school laboratory in the Czech Republic after its launch (12 April 2011, 7:44 AM).

The purpose of the laboratory is not only to support practical physics teaching, but also to gather experience with the operation of a remote Internet laboratory. Due to the attractiveness of this topic, we expect to continue to create new tasks. Based on the experience of building and operating the experiments of the remote laboratory, we intend to create further tasks either as student projects or as Students' Professional Activities (SPA).


On the other hand, no one can imagine what a nightmare it really is to keep the remote laboratory running all the time. It's not so much hard to create a remote task as it is to keep it running permanently. The period of the coronavirus pandemic and distance learning in particular was a stress test. Remote experiments suddenly became almost the only (globally) meaningful way to conduct physics experiments in the classroom. But that's another part of the remote lab story…

We will therefore be very grateful for all your comments and insights!

Received awards

The laboratory continues to receive various awards (after a successful defense of the final work of the DVPP RIF-3 study, within which the first task of the laboratory was developed). As the first award was the 1st prize in the competition "Creative teacher 2011"in the category "Learning tool" and in 2014 was awarded the prize of the Pilsen region: "Successful Teacher 2014".

Next successes were characterized by the creativity of our students. Design and construction of the experiment "Load characteristics of the source" was awarded in the student competition "Technical Olympics of the Pilsen Region 2015". Two years later (2017), two teams were awarded in the same competition - developing a booking system for remote experiments and constructing a new experiment "Study of diffraction of light".


USB board K8055

The experimental USB board K8055 (by Velleman®) was used together with our K8055-MARIE application (developed by us) in our first concept of remote tasks. (see the section For Developers).


ISES Web Control

Thanks to support from the European Regional Development Fund, we have succeeded in expanding the laboratory to the role of "Oscillations on a spring", which is solved on the ISES Web Control platform.


Arduino + Ethernet Shield

We develop a completely new way of driving based on experience with remote experiments both previous concepts. The solution is now focused on using the Arduino module.

Map of our visitors

When you say Remote Internet lab, everyone definitely think about the question: What is the distance from which users connect? Thanks to the service FlagCounter we can record States from which our visitors come. Service runs from 24 February 2012 and on the attached map are pinned flags of countries from which we have been visited by users.

Free counters!

Participates (or participated) in the development of the Remote-LAB

RNDr. Miroslav Panoš, Ph.D.

Author, sponsor and co-owner of the Remote-LAB GymKT

  • author of the experiments:

  • » VILI (©2011)
  • » NICoL (©2012)
  • » DERIL (©2013)
  • » CEcIL (©2014)
  • co-author of the experiment ZaCHaRIAS » ©2015–16

  • co-author of the experiment DiANE » ©2018–??

  • developer of the control application K8055-MARIE » ©2014–19

doc. RNDr. František Lustig, CSc.

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University

  • author of the experiment IRMA » ©2015

Lukáš Holeček, Martin Jílek, Petr Trnka

students of J. Vrchlicky Grammar School, Klatovy

  • authors of the experiment ZaCHaRIAS » ©2015–16

Adam Krátký, Václav Hrabík

students of J. Vrchlicky Grammar School, Klatovy

  • authors of the experiment DiANE » ©2017–18

Karel Patlejch

student of J. Vrchlicky Grammar School, Klatovy

  • author of the Reservation System » ©2017–18

Authors: Remote-LAB GymKT

Special thanks to the authors of the language localizations of the control panels of remote experiments:

Mgr. Jiří Morava

localización en español  es flag

  • translation of experiments:

Anastasiia Plotnikova, Ph. D.

локализация на русский язык  ru flag

  • translation of experiments:

Андрій Ткачук

Українська локалізація  ua flag

  • translation of experiments:

Thanks for Translations

The remaining translations are (yet) created using Google Translate or DeepL Translator.
If you want to participate in a better translation, CONTACT US!

covid-19 FeedBack

Small feedback about our laboratory:
(mainly from the period of the coronavirus pandemic)

„Dear colleagues,
Thank you for your work with this laboratory, especially lately I like to use it for our students. If you are interested, I can send a decent report from the individual tasks as a thank you, maybe it would be useful for you.“
Zdeněk H. (Prague, 19 Feb 2021, 13:14)
„Good day,
Your remote lab is a precision work that I really like! I am currently such a "teacher rookie", I fell into teaching because my original engineering position has disappeared due to coronavirus. But I must say that I really enjoy learning.“
Ing. Jiří U. (16. Feb 2021, 19:49)
„Have a nice day,
Thank you so much for the great remote experiments. Greetings from Pardubice and I wish you health and well-being in the new year!“
Monika D. (Pardubice, 10. Jan 2021, 19:52)
„Good day,
I would like to congratulate the authors and developers of the remote laboratory at GymKT on a great project and thank them for their work. In the current pandemic situation, I used RL in my university teaching of future physics teachers and it worked great. Thanks again for your work!“
Petr K. (Prague, 20. 11. 2020, 10:29)
„Good day,
the light bulb left you on a remote VA light bulb experiment. So just let you know. Thank you very much for your remote lab. These days, it allows me to meaningfully teach physics. You're amazing!“
Jan Š. (Prague, 16. Nov 2020, 21:55)