Provide 1000 cheap, wireless climate data loggers - Citizen Science Contest
PROVIDE 1000 CHEAP WIRELESS CLIMATE DATA LOGGERS
Background: Wildlife of Our Homes provides an opportunity for citizen scientists to help researchers study the species that live alongside us everyday - bacteria, fungi, and insects. By using a sampling kit and answering a few questions, volunteers help researchers create an atlas of microbial diversity in homes across the country.
The Problem: Project organizers would love to collect climate data in each of the 1000 homes where volunteers are sampling microbes from 4 common surfaces. Unfortunately, climate sensors are expensive, and more importantly, project organizers don't have an easy way to transfer data from those home sensors (temperature, humidity, etc) to an online database. Currently, they must physically retrieve and download the data.
The Challenge: Find a way to log climate data and wirelessly transmit the data to the project organizers.
Enter now! Contest closes January 21, 2013