GoSense Pilot Programs
GoSense is a RoboNation Program Currently in Pilot Stage
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GoSense Pilot Programs
Get Started with GoSense
The GoSense pilot program incorporates the GoSense sensor pack prototype into a citizen science project construct to introduce students to real-world research. This page contains instructions for phase I of the pilot as well as resources for participant groups engaged in this pilot program.
Following completion of Phase I, participants are encouraged to design and implement new unique research projects incorporating GoSense. Steps 3 through 5 in the following Phase I instructions may be utilized as a starting point for participant-directed Phase II citizen science research projects.
- STEP 1: Complete pre-engagement surveys
- STEP 2: Review GoSense User Guide
- STEP 3: Deploy GoSense & collect data
- STEP 4: Download data from GoSense
- STEP 5: Review & upload data to FieldScope
- STEP 6: Complete post-engagement and usability surveys (coming soon)
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Pilot Program Steps
In order to support the continued evolution and development of the GoSense prototype and program structure, all participants are requested to complete pre-engagement surveys prior to participation in the pilot. This information will be used to evaluate the program and not individual participants. No personally identifiable information will be collected.
Student Survey – Coming Soon!
Participants should familiarize themselves with the GoSense prototype features and operation prior to first deployment. Below is an overview of the contents of the User Guide.
|GoSense Air User Guide v1.0
|GoSense Water User Guide v1.0
GoSense Kit Contents and Unit Features
GoSense System Performance Attributes
Important Getting Started Considerations
Connecting GoSense to a Computer
Description of Menu Options with PC Connection
Setting up Number of Samples and Sample Display
Setting Date, Time, and UTC Offset
Data File Name & Fields Description
Appendix 1 – Charging Batteries
Appendix 2 – Installing Arduino on PC
Appendix 3 – Installing and Removing Micro SD Card
Appendix 4 – GoSense Air v101 Temperature and Air Quality Stability and Temperature Offset
Appendix 5 – CR1220 Lithium Coin Battery Safety and Usage
Following instructions outlined in the GoSense User Guide to deploy the GoSense. In particular:
Prior to arriving at test site:
Ensure batteries are charged and correctly installed (Section 5.0)
|Arduino Software Download
At test site:
Carefully deploy GoSense to collect data.
Using the GoSense Data Collection Sheet, record test site observation information
Download the data collected.
FieldScope is an online platform where citizen scientists can contribute to projects by sharing data with other community members. The FieldScope User Guide for GoSense Projects includes information for how to sign up for an account, add data from GoSense testing, and visualize and analysis data using maps and graphs.
|FieldScope User Guide for GoSense Projects – Coming Soon!
STEP 6: Complete post-engagement and usability surveys (coming soon)