Pro mini logger project for the classroom

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Edward Mallon writes:

Dr. Beddow’s instrumentation class has been building the 2016 version of the Cave Pearl datalogger for more than three years, and feedback from that experience motivated a redesign to accommodate a wider range of student projects while staying within the time constraints of a typical lab-time schedule. The rugged PVC housing from the older build has been replaced with an inexpensive pre-made box more suitable for “light duty” classroom deployment. The tutorial includes a full set of youTube videos to explain the assembly. We hope this simplified build supports other STEM educators who want to add Arduino-based experiments to their own portfolio of activities that develop programming and “maker” skills.

Via the comments.  More details on Underwater Arduino Data Loggers blog.

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  1. A teacher friend asked us for faster build that was less dependent on soldering because they didn’t have the budget for that kit. So we’ve developed a “minimum build” using pre-made Dupont jumper cables (as we did in 2016) to reduce the assembly time to about 1 hour. I’ve also added support to the code base for using the indicator LED as a light sensor, so they can use the logger with their existing curriculum even if they don’t get their students to the point of adding extra sensors.

    https://thecavepearlproject.org/2019/02/21/easy-1-hour-pro-mini-classroom-datalogger-build-update-feb-2019/

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