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  1. Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Preparing and setting first strut channel: passo 1, imagem 1 %32 Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Preparing and setting first strut channel: passo 1, imagem 2 %32 Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Preparing and setting first strut channel: passo 1, imagem 3 %32
    • Clear large rocks from the streambed to make it easier to install the strut channel.

    • Place cleared rocks downstream so they do not damage the node during a storm.

    • Set 5 ft steel strut channel into place.

    • Ensure the open side of the strut channel faces south so that the solar panel receives maximum sunlight! Addtionally, be careful not to deform the steel strut channel too much. A bit of deformation is okay.

    • Use the post pounder to drive the strut channel 3 ft into the stream bed.

  2. Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching strut channel connector: passo 2, imagem 1 %32 Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching strut channel connector: passo 2, imagem 2 %32 Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching strut channel connector: passo 2, imagem 3 %32
    • Place two spring strut channel nuts into the strut channel and then place the strut channel connector.

    • Two of the strut channel connector holes should be above the strut channel for connecting the top strut channel.

    • Insert two washers and screws into the nuts.

  3. Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching additional strut channel: passo 3, imagem 1 %32 Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching additional strut channel: passo 3, imagem 2 %32 Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching additional strut channel: passo 3, imagem 3 %32
    • This is what the attached strut channel connector looks like from above.

    • Place two additional spring strut channel nuts into the aluminum strut channel to be attached.

    • Insert the last two washers and screws into the nuts.

    • Use an impact driver to secure the screws into place. The impact driver should have a 3/4 '' Socket connected via a socket adapter.

    • Socket Adapter

    • This is what the extended strut channel looks like.

  4. Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching the  strut channel arm: passo 4, imagem 1 %32 Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching the  strut channel arm: passo 4, imagem 2 %32 Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching the  strut channel arm: passo 4, imagem 3 %32
    • Line up a 1 ft strut channel with a u-bracket to the vertical strut channel.

    • Put two spring strut channel nuts into the vertical strut channel. Insert two washers and screws into the u-bracket to hold the strut channel arm.

    • Use the impact driver to tighten the screws.

    • This is a what the final node holding structure looks like.

  5. Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching the node: passo 5, imagem 1 %32 Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching the node: passo 5, imagem 2 %32 Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching the node: passo 5, imagem 3 %32
    • Place two screws into the node enclosure with the 5/16'' washer and strut channel nuts on the backside.

    • You can remove the strut channel nut spring to make installation easier.

    • Slide the node into the strut channel arm.

    • The washer should be on the outside of the strut channel and the strut channel nut should be on the inside.

    • Tighten the screws with a 3/8 inch wrench.

  6. Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching the lock: passo 6, imagem 1 %32
    • Create a 4 number lock combination.

    • Projects have set lock combinations. Ask the lab for guidance.

  7. Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Measuring starting depth: passo 7, imagem 1 %32 Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Measuring starting depth: passo 7, imagem 2 %32 Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Measuring starting depth: passo 7, imagem 3 %32
    • Using a tape measure, measure the length from the bottom of the ultrasonic depth sensor to the water surface.

    • Measure the length from the bottom of the ultrasonic depth sensor to the bottom of the stream bed.

  8. Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Trim foliage that may block solar panel: passo 8, imagem 1 %32 Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Trim foliage that may block solar panel: passo 8, imagem 2 %32
    • If foliage may block the solar panel from charging, trim some branches.

    • This is a completely installed stream bed depth sensor node!

  9. Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching additional strut channel arm: passo 9, imagem 1 %32 Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching additional strut channel arm: passo 9, imagem 2 %32
    • Sometimes two strut channel arms are preferred over one.

    • Attach a second 1 ft strut channel arm using the same hardware as the first strut channel arm.

    • Use the node enclosure to determine how far apart the two arms need to be.

    • Tighten the screws with the impact drill.

  10. Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching node to two arms: passo 10, imagem 1 %32 Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching node to two arms: passo 10, imagem 2 %32 Depth Sensor Node Streambed Installation Procedure, Attaching node to two arms: passo 10, imagem 3 %32
    • Place four screws into the node enclosure with the washer and strut channel nuts on the backside.

    • You can remove the strut channel nut spring to make installation easier.

    • Slide the node into the strut channel arm.

    • The washer should be on the outside of the strut channel and the strut channel nut should be on the inside.

    • Tighten the screws with a 3/8 inch wrench.

    • This is what the node looks like attached to two strut channel arms.

Conclusão

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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