Welcome to the ArcticHominid.ca wiki!
This wiki was setup to expediate the planning, preparation, and development of various projects.
Arctic Malaise Trap Experiment is intended to utilize low cost, low power electronics on a time delay for malaise traps to deployed in the winter when travelling in the Arctic by snowmobile is possible.
Solar Panel Test Frame is a minor project intended to determine the real-world actual available power generated for small scale off-grid installations that require less than 1kW of power.
Dessication Chamber for Berlese Funnel experiment is a planned project to determine if the precise controlled humidity can be used to extract soil arthropod's through soil dessication and the use of artificial light. Rather than Ethanol, Propylene glycol will be used for the preservative medium.
Lichen Growth Logging Experiment is a device the measures the growth of lichen.
Leica digital stereo microscope software upgrade
ESP8266 Stepper Motor Testing:
Testing the low power ESP8266 WiFi microcontrollers to control various stepper motors. Stepper motors will be used to open/close, and deposit the 500mL HDPE bottle of Ethanol into the permafrost.
Raspberry Pi BaseStation
A Raspberry Pi or Raspberry Pi Zero W will need to serve a wireless network with the correct date/time. The ESP8266 WiFi microcontrollers will connect to this base station via wireless and if a pre-programmed date and time is reached, it will then trigger the deployment of the traps and deposition of samples.
November 10th 2023:
November 6th 2023:
November 3rd 2023:
November 1st 2023: