Customised Data Logger

Coming Soon!


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)