March 30, 2012 AT 12:01 am

“Environmental Monitoring With Arduino” goes to the Gowanus Canal (and Adafruit gear!)

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Slideshow: “Environmental Monitoring With Arduino” goes to the Gowanus Canal! – Emily Gertz via MAKE.

Brooklyn, NY, March 25 — Patrick and I went to the Gowanus Canal to observe the testing of prototype water monitoring devices created at the weekend Water Hackathon. The Gowanus is one of Brooklyn’s more notorious Superfund sites.

We were excited to see that the device being developed by Leif Percifield and the citizen sensor group Don’t Flush Me is based on the water conductivity gadget we devised for Environmental Monitoring With Arduino.

We designed our gadget to test water samples in a controlled setting, such as sitting at your desk with the samples in flasks. They’ve adapted our water probe with little spade terminals, to be more durable in the field. Brilliant!

That’s Adafruit gear, woo!


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