CEAZA mega board: an open-source data logger for scientists

Adrian Gallardo, Cristian Orrego Nelson, Shelley MacDonell

Abstract


Over the last decade many researchers have taken advantage of the technology boom related to the launch of the Arduino platform to make their own datalogging devices. Many of these developments ended with the first functional prototypes in which multiple electronic boards are mixed by wiring/soldering and then used in datalogging activities. In this study we present a new, simple, robust, and expandable datalogger board based on maker’s community integrations. Our datalogger board extends previous work in this area as we designed an Arduino Mega 2560 derivative integrated board that is compatible with existing developments but was also designed and implemented considering requirements such as low power consumption, expandability, and integration. Different tests were made so reliability in low temperatures and low energy needs are satisfied. Is expected that the scientific community can add this board to their tool set, as this board solves the energy problem and present an easy transition from handmade logger integrations.


Keywords


Arduino; Climate change; Data logger; Embedded system; Environmental monitoring; Open source; Science

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijres.v11.i2.pp175-187

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