Customised Data Logger
In collaboration with WildLabs
This tutorial series will take you through creating a deployment-ready, customised data logger, using the Arduino-based WildLogger.
It will go through the process of developing custom hardware that uses or adapts existing arduino-based boards, modules and software, for wildlife and conservation research.
Once you understand the process of how a custom device is developed, you can tap into a whole range of accessible and affordable hardware to create instrumentation tailored to your needs and environment.
The series will cover:
- Definition & Specs: Translating what you want into hardware, software and mechanical specifications
- Decisions: Choosing appropriate sensors, enclosures, connectors, cables and batteries for your design goals and deployment environment
- Design Stack: Understanding hardware and the full application stack (components, drivers, libraries and applications)
- Setup: Setting up the application development environment
- Programming: Writing the application (what software already exists, what do you need to write)
- Optimizing: Optimising the device for power and reliability
- Assembly: Building the devices (including crimping cables, modifying enclosures, testing)
- Pilot: Doing controlled test deployments to make sure they work before they go into the field
- Troubleshooting: Debugging in the field (including ‘must have’ equipment in your field kits)