Northern Widget

Open source for the outdoors.

Northern Widget is a company founded by three friends in Minnesota to make scientific data collection in the field easier, cheaper, better, and open-source.

In 2013, we released version 1.0 of our ALog data logger. We are currently working to help clients deploy this data logger while improving its software libraries and sensor capabilities, including incorporation of the new SDI-12 Arduino library. Our longer-term goal is to create a data logging system that supports telemetry and many additional inputs, making it suitable as a low-cost base station.

Contact us if you are interested in working with our equipment; we would love to learn about your project, and are happy to provide suggestions and revise our code base to suit your needs.


We support the Open Source Hardware (OSHW) Statement of Principles and Definition v1.0.