12/13/2019 – 12/14/2019 PCWS Board Update

It’s been a while since I’ve made any blog entries. The last couple weeks have mostly consisted of troubleshooting our PCWS board and normal McMurdo life. This post will focus primarily on a challenge I’ve faced with the hardware of the PCWS Datalogger. Things have been eventful for the grant. Since I’ve finished the SPIContinue reading “12/13/2019 – 12/14/2019 PCWS Board Update”

11/28/19 Willie Field APS Dig

Happy Thanksgiving! For the first time since I’ve arrived here, I’ve taken a day off. I don’t exactly have regular hours – I‘ve been working around 8 to 14 hours per day depending on what time I wake up and leave Crary. It’s midnight as I’m writing this at the lab. I spent most ofContinue reading “11/28/19 Willie Field APS Dig”

11/19/2019 – Pressure Ridge Tour

The constant intense sunlight is starting to affect my energy levels a bit. I’ve noticed that even though I get a full 6-8hrs of sleep, by waking up at 7am I am pretty wiped out by 2-3pm. I’ve found that taking a short nap during this time really helps. My theory is that the exposureContinue reading “11/19/2019 – Pressure Ridge Tour”

11/17/19-11/18/19 BFC Party & Science Lecture

This post will be the combination of yesterday and today. My mandatory training is complete, and I’m able to spend more time in the labs writing software. I’m currently working on writing SPI (Serial Port Interface) code to talk to our 24-bit ADS1258 analog to digital converters. Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs) are precision voltageContinue reading “11/17/19-11/18/19 BFC Party & Science Lecture”

11/14/19 – 11/15/19 First Brief & Training

11/15/19 – 11/16/19              First Brief, and Training My first in-brief was this morning at a building called The Chalet. Initially, I wasn’t sure what direction to go since I’m still pretty unfamiliar with the area here. I asked someone while walking around and was pointed in the right direction. I arrived about 10 minutes early. WhenContinue reading “11/14/19 – 11/15/19 First Brief & Training”