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EnviroDIY Monitoring Station Kit

$475.00

The EnviroDIY Monitoring Station Kit contains parts for build a solar-powered station that transmits real-time data across 4G cellular networks to the web. With proper programming, users can report their data to Monitor My Watershed and other IoT websites. This do-it-yourself kit requires computer programming using Arduino and requires mechanical assembly. To gauge the level of effort required, please review the links provided in steps 1-4 below (note that the components included in this Kit are listed in the Section 5.1 of the Manual and can be ordered individually). The Kit does NOT include water sensors or a main Lithium battery (we recommend this one), and additional installation equipment is required from your local hardware store (see links below). The Kit does not come with any instructions, guides, or any other materials because they can all be found on our website.

  1. Most of what you need to learn to assemble and program you EnviroDIY Monitoring Station is available in our online Manual and these videos.
  2. The Manual demonstrates the use of a Hydros 21 CTD sensor made by METER Group. You’ll need to order this yourself, and you must specify that you need the 3.5 MM STEREO PLUG on the sensor cable when ordering.
  3. In Section 5.3 of the Manual you will learn how to connect the Hydros 21 CTD to a Mayfly by first changing the address that the Hydros communicates on.
  4. Register as a user of EnviroDIY.org. The EnviroDIY forums are a great resource for troubleshooting, learning, and posting questions.

The Monitoring Station Kit contains:

  • Mayfly Data Logger and microUSB cable for connection with computer
  • EnviroDIY LTE bee adapter and power connector cable
  • DigiXbee cellular LTE-M1 module and antenna
  • Hologram Global SIM card
  • 2 microSD cards and standard SD card adapter
  • vertical microSD card adapter for Mayfly Data Logger
  • CR1220 coin cell battery for Mayfly Data Logger clock
  • waterproof Pelican case with pre-cut foam and pre-drilled holes for cable glands and mounting bracket
  • smaller RP1095c case for holding logger inside the Pelican case
  • 6-volt 3.5-watt solar panel with mounting bracket and U-bolt for mounting solar panel on a post, and solar power cable for connection with Mayfly Data Logger
  • 2 waterproof cable glands (1 small, 1 large)
  • bracket, bolts, and hose clamps for mounting the waterproof box on a post
  • Grove cable and a Grove-to-3.5 mm jack adapter for sensor connection (sensor not included)
  • stainless steel retaining pin for attaching sensor bundle to steel rebar (rebar not included)

You will need additional parts to install the station, and a list of suggested parts can be found in the EnviroDIY Monitoring Station Manual Section 5.4.

A list of recommended tools can also be found in the manual in Section 7.1.

For more information and instructions on the sensor station installation process, please view the video tutorials provided under “Installing an EnviroDIY Mayfly Sensor Station” at the following link: https://www.envirodiy.org/videos/

International orders: The EnviroDIY shop does not ship internationally.

Shipping: The EnviroDIY shop ships your order by US Postal Service Priority Mail. Shipping cost is included in the product price listed.

Payment: The EnviroDIY shop accepts all major credit cards via Paypal; customers do not need a Paypal account and don’t pay any fees.

Backorders: If an item is listed as unavailable, the EnviroDIY shop does not accept backorders. Please check back soon for availability.

Warranty: Stroud Water Research Center warranties products sold to be free of manufacturing defects for 30 days from the postmark shipping date. If your product doesn’t work as expected and you need help troubleshooting, please consider posting questions to EnviroDIY.org/forums. If you are confident in the programming and assembly you’ve done but believe the hardware is defective, please contact shicks@stroudcenter.org to request a Return Authorization Number. Products should be returned in their original box with the RAN written on the box. Customer is responsible for shipping cost. Following receipt and evaluation, Stroud Water Research Center will either send a replacement product if the original was deemed defective or return the original if it was not defective.

Returns: The EnviroDIY shop will accept return of unused or defective products (see Warranty section for details) for 30 days after the postmark date of shipment. Returns must be authorized and shipped with a Return Authorization Number on the outside of the box; contact shicks@stroudcenter.org to request an RAN. Returns must be sent in their original shipping box. A $30 restocking fee will be applied to the credit on customer’s payment. Customer is responsible for return shipping to Stroud Water Research Center, ATTN: EnviroDIY, 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311.

2 in stock

SKU: Station Kit-260000 EnviroDIY Shop