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Thermal Fishing Bob Development Workshop on Northeastern's Campus

by kgrevera |

Thermal Fishing Bob Development Workshop

Open to the Public!

Background

I am working with Sara Wylie to further develop the thermal fishing bob. The thermal fishing bob is a tool of visualizing thermal pollution in real time. So, we are holding a workshop to brainstorm, test out, and develop new ideas. We want to come up with new ways to improve on the thermal fishing bob's design, make it more versatile, and more accessible to a wider range of people.

Goals for the Thermal Fishing Bob

  1. Devise and test out new ways to make a towable thermal fishing bob.
  2. Brainstorm and test new ideas for housing the thermal fishing bob to prevent water damage.
  3. Try to produce a thermal fishing bob that works sans Arduino, thus lowering the cost of building it and making the thermal fishing bob more accessible.
  4. Test out our ideas with our colleague Laura Perovich's novel rig designs.
  5. Brainstorm ideas to convert the thermal fishing bob into a conductivity fishing bob.

Agenda

Intro 2:00-2:30pm

4 Lightning Talks (3 minutes each)
Sara Wylie: background information on the thermal fishing bob and Public Lab
Maryann Cairns: using tampons to test for grey water pollution
Catherine D'Ignazio: riffle and water quality
Laura Perovich: design ideas for next steps in thermal fishing bob development

Thermal Fishing Bob Design and Brainstorming 2:30-3:10pm

10 minute break; Everyone get into working groups

Tentative working groups 3:20-5:20pm

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  • Testing thermistors

    30 minute wrap-up

    • each group report back what they have learned

Where?

Northeastern University, Boston, MA 540 Holmes Hall (marked with an X on the map) Campus Map: Final_Campus_Map.png

When?

Thursday, June 11th starting at 2:00pm-6:00pm.

Why should you come?

To help develop the thermal fishing bob or even just to learn about them. Or just for the food. There will be food.

Please RSVP by June 8th

Talks

ThermalFishingBobWorkshop.pptx

ThermalFishingBobMITWorkshop_4_15_copy.pptx

babbling_brook_tidmarsh2015.pdf

openwaterpresentation.pdf

Continuing Work

Photos

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Tampon testing equipment setup

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Spectrometer results

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Plain tampon as a reference

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Not glowing under the UV light, so no brighteners present

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Not glowing

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Glowing in the presence of brighteners. This would indicate the presence of wastewater if this water sample had come from a lake or river.

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Glowing in the presence of brighteners

This event is on 06-02-2015 iCal


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