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Riffle Datalogger

NOTE: From 2/16 until 3/16 we will be taking riffle orders, and depending on the number of orders we receive we may be able to offer discounts for orders of 2 or more riffles. Riffles will cost no more than $60 each.

If you would like to purchase two or more dataloggers please use the drop down menu above. This is how it works: When you buy two riffles, you are guaranteed two, but -- if Public Lab reaches a price break with the manufacturer, which happens at 50 total Riffles sold -- you will receive three dataloggers. Use multiple riffles to investigate separate areas, to split the cost with friends, or to try a variety of projects! Please E-mail after placing your order to ensure you will receive a discount should one becomes available.

We will place our manufacturing order after 3/16, and we will send you yours as soon as we can thereafter!

The Riffle Datalogger is an open source water monitoring approach. You can read more about it on our wiki

   - Designed with water quality monitoring in mind

    - Fits into a standard 500 mL plastic water bottle for a watertight enclosure

    - Compatible with Arduino Programming Interface

    - Interface with 1-wire, i2c, or Analog-to-Digital sensors

   -  Writes data to microSD card

    - Supports rechargeable Lithium Ion battery charging

    - Long battery life for multi-week deployment

    - Real time clock with built in temperature sensor

    - See wiki/riffle for more information.


The Riffle can be purchased by itself, or you can purchase the necessary accessories here. If you choose to purchase it by itself then it will require you to:

install a bootloader using a Sparkfun programmer cable,

purchase a microSD card,

a USB-to-MicroUSB cable,

a li-ion battery (note: international customers must buy their own batteries no matter what, as lithium ion batteries cannot be shipped via airmail).

a CR1220 clock battery 


Want to carry our kits in your own store? Order wholesale! Contact the kits team.

Community Science Forum: Frac Sand

Our quarterly print publication has a new name, and a wider scope. It's now called the Community Science Forum. This issue is focused on frac sand, and in particular on the work being done in western Wisconsin by community groups concerned about air and water quality impacts of mining operations there.

Usually $5, we're offering the new issue at an experimental price of $2 plus shipping.

Event Packs

Do you have an event planned and would like to introduce Public Lab to your community? Order a $10 Event Pack with GMF and foldout maps!


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