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Updated OWHL assembly video

I have revised the Open Wave Height Logger electronics assembly video as of March 2020 to include narration (uh-oh) and more information about the programming process and error codes. This video outlines the entire assembly process for soldering the components to the 3 circuit boards of the OWHL Revision C design. The current designs and software to run the OWHL can be found at the OWHL Github repository.

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Open Wave Height Logger prototype in the water

I finally got around to deploying a prototype OWHL unit in the real live ocean to log some waves.

The low-tech housing is made of 1.5″ schedule 40 pvc pipe. The pipe snugly fits the D-cell battery holder, while the electronics fit inside the modified 1.5″ end cap.

Components of the housing. Assembled prototype housing

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