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Data Logging

Data loggers can help to record data from a sensor over time -- often over days or weeks, or even months. There are a variety of data loggers available, both commercial and open source. Each entry from a logger -- stored on, for example, a memory card -- may have a timestamp and some data loggers can record location from a GPS as well.


More coming soon... please add any you know!

See the full spreadsheet here (by @cfastie)


Title Author Updated Likes
What would be a good basic activity to test out a data logging device in water? @stevie about 1 month ago
Sparkfun data logging troubleshooting? @efuhrm about 1 month ago
Any simple ways to measure wind direction from a data logger? @warren about 1 month ago
Getting a Raspberry Pi to output data by emulating a keyboard @warren 3 months ago
lightweight air quality sensors for a weather balloon @glenc 9 months ago

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We're hoping to collect a set of activities you could do with several different data loggers here, such as an example "field test," so please add help us by adding activities which can be performed with different data loggers:

Purpose Category Status Author Time Difficulty Replications
KnowFlow: automatic water moniter - - @shanlter - - 0 replications: Try it »
Simple data logger - - @david_uwi - - 0 replications: Try it »

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Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.

Waterproof enclosures

The #riffle project -- and others -- have explored a lot of ways to make cheap waterproof enclosures for data loggers, but where wires and sensors can still stick out. Here are a some notes and prototypes under the tag #data-logger-enclosures :

Title Author Updated Likes
data loggers for PH ? @MadTinker 28 days ago
Nalgene submarine @cfastie over 1 year ago
Riffle conductivity caps and other housing ideas @mathew over 1 year ago
buoy for water sensor @DavidMack almost 2 years ago
Rubba Stoppaz @donblair almost 2 years ago
sensors in soda bottles @mathew over 2 years ago
sketching a waterproof pop bottle sensor system @mathew over 2 years ago

tool riffle data-logging method nano-data-logger datalogging data-logger-enclosures