Recent Posts

We’ve had a strong past year of ALog development, with Chad Sandell now based at the University of Minnesota and able to devote his full attention to instrumentation. These developments have not been matched with a frequency of posting...

New Development and AGU 2016

I’m going to cut to the chase: April has brought two exciting developments to Northern Widget LLC. First, an article on our current efforts with the ALog was published in the April 2014 issue of the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of...

New article inspires new logger

Northern Widget will be at the 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting where Andy Wickert will be presenting on the ALog version 1.0 open-source data logger in the session he is co-convening on innovative field instrumentation. This poster, “H43H-1574: Inexpensive...

AGU 2013

Thus far in our development cycle, we’ve been taking a fairly cautious tack on our releases. As in, we’ve given out the code and schematics to those who asked, with caveats about how well they worked. Why did we...

Official First Release: All Code and Hardware Files

We just received our first production run of data loggers – 36 of them. They’ve passed all of our tests so far. The next few days will be packed with filling all of our current orders, but we will...

ALog v1.0: loggers in!

Today, we at Northern Widget LLC are celebrating our first year. Last year, we started the company  (during the Venus Transit, for the love of science) to design and build an open-source data logger platform. Since then, our group...

One Year of Northern Widget