Project Wilson 2020: a oceanic buoy project #Science @BuoyWilson
Wilson is a drifting buoy powered by the sun. Wilson’s brain is an Adafruit Pro Trinket microcontroller. Its senses are an array of instruments: an air temperature sensor, a water temperature sensor, a barometer, a hydrometer (to measure relative humidity), and a GPS receiver (for location).
Wilson gathers information about its environment and transmits it to Mission Control (San Francisco, California) via satellite every 12 hours.
The ultimate objective of Project Wilson is to collect oceanographic and atmospheric data about the Gulf Stream. As Wilson is carried by Gulf Stream valuable data will be collected (every 12 hours), such as water temperature, ambient air temperature, barometric pressure, relative humidity, and rate of speed.
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