Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Research article
05 Nov 2020
Research article |  | 05 Nov 2020

Easy to build low-power GPS drifters with local storage and a cellular modem made from off-the-shelf components

Rolf Hut, Thanda Thatoe Nwe Win, and Thom Bogaard


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AR by Rolf Hut on behalf of the Authors (29 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Jul 2020) by Flavia Tauro
RR by Anonymous Reviewer #2 (14 Jul 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (14 Jul 2020) by Flavia Tauro
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (24 Sep 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (28 Sep 2020) by Flavia Tauro
Short summary
GPS drifters that float down rivers are important tools in studying rivers, but they can be expensive. Recently, both GPS receivers and cellular modems have become available at lower prices to tinkering scientists due to the rise of open hardware and the Arduino. We provide detailed instructions on how to build a low-power GPS drifter with local storage and a cellular model that we tested in a fieldwork in Myanmar. These instructions allow fellow geoscientists to recreate the device.