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Arduino for Biologists

Submitted by edwbaker on Thu, 2014-05-29 12:47

Arduino for Biologists A book that I am editing and writing part of Pelagic Publishing as part of their series Data in the Wild. The book is a how-to guide for creating open hardware tools for biological science. Using Arduino it is possible to create cheap, customisable and re-purposable tools to aid in laboratory and field science. Starting with the basics of electronics and the Arduino platform the book then describes a number of exemplar projects, from basic use of sensors to the design and deployment of sensor networks. It also describes how data from sensor networks can be integrated with the existing infrastructures of biodiversity informatics. There's a longer description here: Arduino for Biologists (I'm writing a book).

Open Source Environmental Data Logger

Submitted by edwbaker on Thu, 2014-05-29 12:46

Proprietary data loggers can be expensive - for example a three channel data logging system is available from Alphatemp for £465.00. Such costs make large scale deployment of such systems unaffordable for all but well funded projects. This project aims to create an open source and open hardware data loggers making use of the widely avaialbale Arduino prototyping platform.


Submitted by edwbaker on Thu, 2014-05-29 12:39

How to make a digital etch-a-sketch using Arduino and Processing.

This project makes use of the Arduino Library for Processing and requires the Arduino to be loaded with the Firmata > StandardFirmata sketch from the examples folder (in the Arduino IDE). The library allows you to easily access the analog input values from an Arduino running thr Firmata sketch.

The code required to grab the inputs from A0 and A1 and draw them is below.

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