Panorama

What I Did

I attached a riffle-ito to my kayak and paddled around the Androscoggin River. I also had an Arduino Uno with a GPS Shield logging my location.

Here’s what the set up looked like:

Kayak Setup

To keep the enclosure submerged, I tied a bag of rocks to it.

Rocks

Here is a video showing some highlights from the deployment.

Note: This is an Rmarkdown document. The data files and source code used to generate this document all the figures are available in the github repo.

Results

GPS Data

Here’s what the GPS data looks like:

head(gps)
##           DATETIME_UTC FIX FIX_QUALITY LATITUDE LONGITUDE SPEED ANGLE
## 1 2014-8-7 22:6:17.984   1           1    43.92    -69.96  0.15   0.0
## 2 2014-8-7 22:6:20.953   1           1    43.92    -69.96  1.01 348.1
## 3   2014-8-7 22:6:24.0   1           1    43.92    -69.96  0.34 346.2
## 4   2014-8-7 22:6:27.0   1           1    43.92    -69.96  0.16 346.2
## 5   2014-8-7 22:6:30.0   1           1    43.92    -69.96  0.12 346.2
## 6 2014-8-7 22:6:32.984   1           1    43.92    -69.96  0.08 346.2
##   ALTITUDE NUM_SATELLITES            DATETIME
## 1     11.3             10 2014-08-07 18:06:17
## 2      3.3             10 2014-08-07 18:06:20
## 3      2.7              9 2014-08-07 18:06:24
## 4      2.9             11 2014-08-07 18:06:27
## 5      2.9             11 2014-08-07 18:06:30
## 6      2.3             11 2014-08-07 18:06:32

This map shows the locations recorded by the GPS: