Category Archives: Developing a Drip Sensor

The Cave Pearl model “D” is developed, for research in dry caves.

Project Update: the Next Generation of Drip Sensors

It’s been a while since I made a post, as the basement workshop is in now in full swing assembling units for the next round of fieldwork. But I recently found out (thanks to Fernanda at Rio Secreto) that one of the drip sensors we installed … Continue reading

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Field Report 2014-08-26: The First Drip Sensor Deployments

Yesterdays success with the flow meters meant we could now turn our attention to deploying the new drip sensors. Trish had ongoing work in the Rio Secreto Nature Reserve section of Pol Tunich cave, included an interesting student project monitoring calcite raft deposition. A maintenance visit to … Continue reading

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Drip Sensor Update: The Gamma Build

I suggested in the last post that a new build usually comes together on the third iteration, so I though I would post a few photos of the current drip sensor, to show how much they changed in that short series: That Alpha would only … Continue reading

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A New Drip Sensor for Cave Research

 … we interrupt this hydro-metric-flow-thingy blog to bring you an important announcement … Back in 2004, my wife did a post-doc at McMaster university with Dr. Derek Ford & Dr. Henry Schwartz, that focused on drip hydrology in caves.   She set up a … Continue reading

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A DIY Arduino data logger for $10 from 3 components

Addendum 2017-02-20: The original $10 DIY Arduino data logger was posted in 2014, and there have been several significant updates to the way I assemble the basic three component design since the early version described here.  If you are building your first data logger you might want to start … Continue reading

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The new fleet is ready to sail!

Hi everyone. I wrote most of this entry on a plane today, as it was almost the first free time I’ve had “away from the workbench” since the initial proof of concept loggers were deployed last year. I have redesigned … Continue reading

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