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Here are the materials and equipment that we used:

·         Garbage bags

·         Shovels

·         Laptop

·         Zip ties

·         Hand held GPS

·         Multi-Meter

·         Compass

·         A box of site components


1.       First, we picked a director who read off instructions and recorded the information

2.       Once we found a good spot, we dug a hole big enough to completely cover the sensor (roots and rocks can make this job a huge pain).

3.       Next we lined the hole with a strong garbage bag to keep the sensor clean.

4.       Then with EXTREME caution we placed the sensor into the hole and pointed it in geographical North. 

5.       We then leveled the sensor.

6.       After that, we tested the battery output using the multi-meter, making sure it is between 12.5 and 13.5 volts and then we attached the power cable to the battery.

7.     In the next step we attached the Break Out Box (B.O.B.) to the sensor.

8.       Then we shut the bag tight and fastened it with a zip tie.

9.       After that we pushed all the dirt back in to the hole over the instrument and placed big rocks onto the sensor so that we can find it again.

10.   Then we connected the G.P.S antenna to B.O.B. and planted the G.P.S into the ground.

11.   We connected the battery to B.O.B, and gave life to our sensor!

12.   Next we hooked up our laptop to the sensor and ran a bunch of tests to make sure everything was in order

13.   Then we did the stomp test.  We stomped on the ground to see if the sensor would pick up our vibrations.

14.   If everything was in order, we would then pack everything up, close the box, and leave a completed station in the ground.


(What the final product should look like)


( The Seismometer, GPS Antenna, Battery, Cables, Break Out Box)