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My agency is interested in developing a Mayfly based monitoring buoy for short-term deployment (days or weeks) on a reservoir. I figured I would reach out on the forum to see if anyone here has tried doing this and has any design tips/advice. Any photos, schematics, or parts lists would help enormously.
If your only interested in a month of data and not concerned about a long-term deployment, I would just put the Mayfly/hardware/batteries in a nice IP 67 or 68 enclosure with a voltaic solar panel and strap it to a something like a spare buoy. The picture attached isn’t pretty but would probably work for long-term deployment in small inland lakes.