Stockbridge High School InvenTeam

Stockbridge, MI
Underwater sensing and reporting system of lamprey larvae in the Great Lakes

The Stockbridge High School InvenTeam has invented a low-cost remote underwater camera and water quality monitoring system to investigate the habitat of young lamprey—an invasive species in the St. Clair River. This device is capable of collecting water quality data and shooting time-lapse photography and video in visible and infrared spectra for up to 36 hours. A watertight housing and mounting system allows the device to be placed up to 100 meters under water and mounted to a variety of objects, including cement blocks, to collect data. The water quality monitoring system consists of an Arduino and an SD card shield, and is capable of collecting underwater temperature and pH readings every 30 minutes for up to 36 hours. Both sensors take precise measurements; data is then recorded on the SD card for access and retrieval. The cost of materials for the system is $500, and the data collected will be useful to scientists studying the conditions and effectiveness of lampricides.


May 27, 2016

Finally after almost a year of grant writing, building, and testing our invention we have nearly come to the end of our project.

March 14, 2016

The majority of our team went to New Orleans, so during the trip it was tough for the rest of the team that stayed back home to get stuff done.

February 29, 2016

Last week five of the girls on the InvenTeam made a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana.

February 16, 2016

Throughout the rest of January we have been working on programing our camera system with Arduino.

January 14, 2016

December and January were slow months for our team. We had two weeks off for our winter break at the end of December.

December 15, 2015

Throughout the month of November we were testing our different prototypes to create the most cost-efficient and functional product that we could make.