Emerging Technologies

Implementing large-scale sensor deployment for watershed assessment has previously been limited by the high cost of the datalogging and communication infrastructure. Stroud Water Research Center is overcoming the obstacles to large near-real-time data collection networks by using Arduino, an open source electronics platform, in combination with XBee ZigBee wireless radio modules. The open source nature […]

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 Getting sensor wires into the enclosure

One of the biggest challenges when building your own environmental monitoring instrumentation is how to get the sensor cable into the waterproof box with the logger.  There are several different methods, but I prefer plastic or nylon cable glands.  You can get them from a variety of vendors and for many different diameters of cables.  […]

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