HackteriaLab 2014 MobileLabs
For HackteriaLab 2014 with it's four different nodes, "water", "forest", "volcano" and "hardware" and with different locations it is going to be an intensive main phase. The participants, all experienced open-, citizen-scientists and tinkerers a mobile lab to work in the field is a mandatory prerequisite.
This page provides insights to the different mobile lab concepts and supports exchange and inspiration during the preparation phase.
From previous experience, this is the minimum-basic requirement for any mobile lab:
1. Easy to carry. Handles, straps for back-packing, must be solid and tested for outdoor conditions. (for HLab Yogya think of rainy season, water proof design and motor cycle readiness)
2. Electrical power. Be sure to carry a rechargeable battery with you to power all your fancy gears. Best ist USB connector (mobile phone charing, powering arduino etc.) and ev. 12 VDC out. Advanced option some means to check battery status, fast recharge. You can get so called "power banks" that do the trick...