‘Circuit Cobbling’ the Riffle Data Logger by @jkeefe @PublicLab
This is some great backstory on the building of the Public Lab project Riffle, an open-source data logger for “field” (that’s what the second f stands for – field as in environmental) applications.
The board is designed to monitor the conductivity (and, possibly, contamination) of water in lakes and streams, with the wonderful feature that it fits through the mouth of a regular water bottle. It’s called Riffle and it is the brainchild of Don Blair, who’s working with Public Lab and the MIT Center for Civic Media. This week I had the honor of working with Don at MIT.