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Author: Sara Damiano

DIY Christmas!

Just for something completely different: DIY Christmas! While we’re using Arduinos and sensors to monitor the natural world, other people are using them to make awesome choreographed Christmas light displays. I have to admit, my husband got sucked in by GE’s iTwinkle Christmas Tree and thinks it’s pretty cool that he can control the color of its lights via Bluetooth. But we just have nothing...[Read More]

midStream – Making real time data publicly available

At the Stroud Water Research Center, one of our first priorities for the Arduino based sensors that Shannon Hicks has been developing has been to make the raw data publicly available online in a readily sharable format.  For now, we’re formatting our data as WaterML 1.0 and sharing  it as a WaterOneFlow webservice. WaterML and the webservice specifications were originally developed by the Co...[Read More]

What do we do with the data?

Introduction to world of data management Shannon Hicks, my coworker at the Stroud Water Research Center, has written several posts about the cool data loggers and sensor packages she has developed here. But, unfortunately, just designing a new instrument and deploying it in the watershed doesn’t answer questions about watershed science. To get the answers we’re looking for we need to b...[Read More]