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To Fish or Not to Fish: Using Real-Time Data to Protect Trout Populations

Fishing guides in Michigan are using real-time data from an EnviroDIY monitoring station to remotely make appropriate decisions on where and when to fish.

Hemispherical Shield to Reduce Fouling of Campbell Turbidity Sensor

Sensor fouling greatly reduced our confidence in the turbidity data. We decided to test a hemispherical shield for ease of construction and installation.

Protecting EnviroDIY Monitoring Stations From Beaver Damage

One area of vulnerability for EnviroDIY Monitoring Stations is rodent damage and in particular beavers. Beaver tend to bite anything that gets in their way while in the water and they have very sharp teeth!

Low-Cost Stream “Tower Sampler”

We have developed a low-cost and very simple “Tower Sampler” that utilizes plastic bottles mounted vertically in the stream to collect discrete samples as various stream levels.

Building a Continuous Temperature Logger with the EnviroDIY Mayfly

This document outlines what you will need to build a Continuous Temperature Logger with the EnviroDIY Mayfly Data Logger. This is a great EnviroDIY starter project and utilizes the Mayfly Data Logger and a OneWire Temperature Sensor.

Geographical Scaling Modular Sensors

Modular Sensors library of sensors interfaces is fantastic. Sara’s classes form a backbone of data flowing from the sensors to the cloud(s), all running on the low cost, solar powered Mayfly. Thanks Shannon and Sara and many others who help teach about Modular Sensors. I was able to extend the Keller Acculevel Class to a Keller Nanolevel device easily, and I’m working on the Insitu SDI-12 interfac...[Read More]