1h 'minimum build' version of the 2019 Classroom Logger

A project log for The Cave Pearl Project

Creating a generic underwater data logging platform that is easy to build & modify for many different environmental monitoring projects.

Edward MallonEdward Mallon 02/21/2019 at 18:120 Comments

A teacher friend asked us for faster build that was less dependent on soldering because they didn't have the budget for that kit. So we've developed a "minimum  build" of the 2019 classroom logger using pre-made Dupont jumper cables (as we did in 2016) to reduce the assembly time to about 1 hour.  I've also added support to the code base for using the indicator LED as a light sensor, so they can use the logger with their existing curriculum even if they don't add extra sensors.

I think that Forrest Mimms work on using red &blue LEDs as a poor-mans proxy for PAR measurement is under appreciated by many researchers.