OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
The Open-Sensing Lab at OSU is a USDA-funded rapid prototyping lab that specializes in biological, ecological, environmental, and agricultural sensing and research. From soldering stations to 3D printers to laser cutters, our lab provides the tools necessary for students, professors, and researchers alike to develop technologies used locally and worldwide by the ecological science and engineering communities.
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Project lead: Elad Levintal, Lars Larson
Advances in gas sensors and open-source hardware (e.g., Arduino) are enabling new options for low-cost and light-weight gas sampling devices that are also robust and easy to use and duplicate. In this project, we are developing a complete system for high-accuracy measurements of: temperature, relative humidity, luminosity, and CO2 concentrations. All measurements are logged with a GPS location and time-stamp. The system is assembled from only off-the-shelf products, with a total cost of less than $300. Validation of the system is conducted in a greenhouse.