Riffle: an Open Source Water Monitoring Approach
The Riffle is a collection of designs that take an open source approach to water monitoring, with the intent of making gathering water information easier and more accessible. It is part of Public Lab's Open Water Project.
For an overview of the design philosophy behind the Riffle, see this wiki page.
The first Riffle design was an ARM-based datalogger board enclosed in PVC; Public Lab has supported development of an Atmel328-based datalogger enclosed in a water bottle.
Water Monitor Designs
By now, several instrument designs have been constructed around the Riffle, some of which of are described in an array of Github repositories:
- Openwaterproject -- the main organization on github
- riffle_328 -- hardware designs, instructions and software for getting started with the Riffle_328 datalogger
- riffle_328-conductivity -- Design considerations around conductivity
- riffle_328-depth -- Depth measurement circuit prototype
- riffle_328-turbidity -- Turbidity sensor prototype
- riffle_328-thermistor -- Connecting a thermistor to a Riffle
- riffle_328-i2c -- Connecting i2c sensors to a Riffle
- riffle_328-one-wire -- Connecting one-wire sensors to a Riffle
We've started to summarize some of the approaches to sensing water parameters like conductivity and turbidity:
- 2016 Riffle_328 Status. A small order of Riffle_328 boards arrived late April 2016, and were sent to Public Lab community members as a way of testing the design and informing further development.
Here are some activities the Public Lab community has conducted using the Riffle
|Riffle Beta project - Methane Gas Sensor||-||-||@Bob||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
|Soaring Riffle||field-test||-||@cfastie||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
|Compost is hot, says Riffle||field-test||-||@cfastie||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
|How to bootload a Riffle #Arduino #water #science #tech||-||-||@zengirl2||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
|In the heat of the pile||observe||-||@cfastie||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
|Riffle and Thermsistor||-||-||@pdhixenbaugh||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
|Blink a LED - Write a 'Sketch' and build a breadboard circuit for the Riffle||build||review-me||@pdhixenbaugh||1h||medium||1 replications: Try it »|
|Riffle test 1||verify||-||@cfastie||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
|Riffle Device: Water Conductivity Sensor||-||-||@rebeccah||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
|Riffle campout||test-limits||-||@cfastie||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.
How to get a Riffle
The Riffle is open source, and anyone can take the designs above to a PCB fabricator and have one made. Since the Riffle is not yet available for sale from public lab, if you are interested in buying one, add your information to this interest form, and Public Lab will facilitate a group order: https://goo.gl/forms/ENPvDsfkUbuXC6YF3
|What probes to get with data loggers?||@pdhixenbaugh||about 5 years ago||1||4|
|Is the Riffle for sale at the Public Lab Store?||@cfastie||over 5 years ago||0||5|
|How similar is the code for the KnowFlow and the RIFFLE data loggers?||@gretchengehrke||almost 6 years ago||3||15|
|How does Riffle compatible with 5V sensors?||@shanlter||almost 6 years ago||1||7|
|How do I install a bootloader on a Riffle data logger?||@warren||about 6 years ago||1||2|
|What would be a good basic activity to test out a data logging device in water?||@stevie||over 6 years ago||1||7|
|What are the differences between the Nano Data Logger and the Riffle?||@warren||over 6 years ago||1||1|
|What are some lessons learned using the Riffle? (Especially Underwater)||@pdhixenbaugh||over 6 years ago||0||1|
|How to use Alkaline Batteries with the Riffle?||@pdhixenbaugh||over 6 years ago||1||5|
|Question: purchase sensor||@frabisog||over 8 years ago||0||2|