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Printed Circuit Board

After learning how to design a printed circuit board through PCBExpress’s detailed Getting Started guide, I was able to make my own printed circuit board. This board was designed to cut down on a lot of the seemingly random errors/failures…

Soldering the Extra Components

Soldering was by far the most difficult part of this project, so I am going to try to give you as detailed a plan as possible so that you can avoid making the same mistakes that I made. First of…

Creating the PVC housing

We bought schedule 80 dark grey PVC from McMaster-Carr to create the housing. The parts consisted of a female end cap with NPT, a 1 foot section with male NPT on one side, a 3 foot section with male NPT…

Arduino and Sensors

Here is a side down view of all of the electronics for this project.

Photo on 7-8-13 at 2.55 PM #4

And here is a top down view of the same.

Photo on 7-8-13 at 2.55 PM #3

Current boards and Setup

Our current setup has a GSM shield, SD shield, Arduino Mega, Proto board, RTC, conductivity sensor, pressure sensor, and two thermistor’s. Let’s work from ┬áthe ground up; since this project brings together many different components, a lot of libraries and…

Introduction to the REOL Project

Over the past year we have been working on an Arduino based conductivity, depth, and temperature sensor which can be deployed in remote locations. It is currently still in development, but we decided that it would be a good idea…