In this 8-part series, we’ll go through the practical skills and knowledge base you need to deploy a custom, Arduino-based data logger in the field.
Through 6.5 hours of instructional, learn-at-your-own-pace videos, Office Hour events, and resources, we cover everything a beginner to Arduino needs to get started, from common terminology and components to programming, and all the way though piloting, testing, deploying, and troubleshooting.
Build Your Own Data Logger is a collaboration between WILDLABS.NET – a community of conservationists, technologists, engineers, data scientists, entrepreneurs and change makers, and Freaklabs.
Before you begin
- Check out the course overview or watch the live welcome event.
- Check out the FAQs below
- Join our BYO Data Logger Community Forum to ask questions and meet other participants
- Visit the Full Course Playlist on the WildLabs YouTube Channel to watch all videos in order.
- Find the sketches (programmes) at the Build Your Own Data Logger github repository.
- Download the terminology and video pdfs for each module as you go.
What You’ll Need
You’ll need the WildLogger kit ($50 USD). This includes the board, enclosure, temperature and humidity sensor and PIR motion sensors. You’ll also need a USB cable (Mini-B), 3 x AA batteries and a microSD card.
Even if you don’t get the kit, there’s good general information to help you learn more about building your own Arduino-based hardware for deployment.