The Openly Published Environmental Sensing (OPEnS) Lab ( invites everyone to the third annual OPEnS House on February 6, 2020 from 3-5:30 pm in Gilmore Annex room 200. Please come learn about the OPEnS Lab equipment, capabilities, and current projects. There will be a 10 minute presentation at 3:45 pm. Refreshments will be provided.

The Open-Sensing Lab is focused on developing environmental sensing projects 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 tools used locally and worldwide by the ecological science and engineering community. If you can imagine it, we can build it!

Examples of projects being developed in the OPEnS Lab that will be demonstrated at the OPEnS House:

–  eDNA: An affordable, open-sourced, remotely deployable, fully automated, and customizable system for extraction of DNA traces from water bodies.

– Slide Sentinel: a network of nodes recording precise acceleration and relative positioning data from accelerometers and RTK GPS receivers to detect subtle changes in sensor position due to land movement within 2cm target precision.

– Smart Rock: a submersible sensor suite that monitors water depth, temperature, turbidity, pH, and salinity (EC) of a small stream over time and designed to be built by anyone with or without extensive experience in electronics.


Dr. Chet Udell

Assistant Professor; OPEnS Lab Director

Cara Walter

Senior Faculty Research Assistant I; CTEMPs and OPEnS Lab Logistics

Dr. John Selker

Distinguished Professor; CTEMPs co-Director, TAHMO co-Director, OPEnS Lab PI

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