This Smart Buoy series charts our (ambitious) attempt to build a scientific buoy that can take meaningful measurements about the sea using off-the-shelf products. This is our final tutorial— make sure you’re up to date, and if you need a swift introduction to the project, check out our summary.
Part 1: Making wave and temperature measurements
Part 2: GPS, Radio (NRF24) and SD Card Module
Part 3: Scheduling Power to the Buoy
In this article, we show you how we designed the casing to protect our Smart Buoy from water, waves and shark attacks. We also explain how we connected it to the base station, which hosted a database and interactive dashboard to explore data in real time.
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