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Datalogger enclosures

One of the most important things to consider when deploying devices outdoors is what type of enclosure you’re going to use.  Many designers say they focus on finding the ideal enclosure first, then they design their circuit board to fit that particular enclosure.   For our projects, we have been using Pelican brand waterproof cases.   A handy size is their model 1050.   I like them for a cou...[Read More]

Clear enclosure dataloggers

We have had a number of Arduino dataloggers deployed for a couple years now.  The first ones were based on the Arduino Pro boards and a datalogger shield from Adafruit.  Our newest version is based on the Seeeduino Stalker board.  It’s handy because it has a built-in real time clock (RTC), solar charging circuitry, a microSD memory card slot, and an XBee radio socket.  On top of the Stalker ...[Read More]

Protecting circuits from moisture

I have had several questions lately asking what is the best way to prevent corrosion on the datalogger circuit boards.  Even if your boards are deployed in a waterproof enclosure, they will be subjected to high humidity inside the case, usually caused by condensation in the air in the box.  Occasionally you might also get a stick, leaf, wire, or something else that crosses the edge of the waterpro...[Read More]

Getting Started with Arduino

If you are new to Arduino and are wondering what you need to buy to get started with making your own datalogger, things have just gotten a lot easier.

Helpful Links

Arduino Electronics Platform Arduino’s home page An introduction to Arduino The most common hardware used with Arduino Online Resources, Tutorials, Products Arduino forum Forum for Adafruit Industries, an open-source hardware company that sells kits and parts for original, open source hardware electronics projects https://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials Xbee ZigBee Radio Modules Open-source ZigBee wirel...[Read More]

Emerging Technologies

Implementing large-scale sensor deployment for watershed assessment has previously been limited by the high cost of the datalogging and communication infrastructure. We're overcoming these obstacles.