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Build Your Own EnviroDIY Monitoring Station

Stroud Water Research Center recently unveiled a comprehensive manual for building, programming, deploying, and maintaining an EnviroDIY Sensor Station

A new manual is available that describes how to build, program, install, and maintain an EnviroDIY Monitoring Station. This manual is the result of years of experience our staff has gained in training over 500 people how to build these water-quality monitoring stations. The stations are based on the Mayfly Data Logger and measure temperature, conductivity, water depth, and turbidity.

In addition to the manual, a new video series illustrates the steps for installing the stations. Developers using the Mayfly Data Logger with other sensors will still benefit from the many details the manual provides about programming the Mayfly Data Logger. An extensive set of appendices to the manual provide even more detail on troubleshooting, data management, and rating curve development.

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5 years ago

Wow. Thankyou Stroud Water team for detailed how-tos. Fantastic stream side setup for Mayfly, as well as good reference material for how to do water quality collection.
One comment, is that we’ve seen sensor cables being gnawed. So we’ve tended to put the cables communicating to the sensors in a flexible PVC sheath. In the West we also get deeply incised channels, so have greater cable runs to get to a radio horizon.

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