The ALog v2.0: A Full-featured Arduino-derived Open-source Data Logger for Field Science

Automated collection of field data has revolutionized the study of nature, but field data loggers often cost too much for limited science or resource management budgets. Furthermore, appropriate characterization of complex and heterogeneous natural environments often requires many data loggers, which multiplies cost requirements. To address this problem, we have developed the ALog, an open-source data logger based on the popular Arduino microcontroller platform. The ALog is an easy-to-use, inexpensive, and modular system to autmatically collect and record field data from a wide (and growing) array of sensors, including those to help monitor rivers, lakes, soils, groundwater, and snow. Its relatively low cost, open-source schematics, and detailed documentation make it accessible to both professionals and the interested public.

Project Staff: 

Andrew Wickert and Chad Sandell