Design- and support-files for a transportable temperature and heatwave control device (TENTACLE)

M. Hermann, R.J.C. Jansen, A.J. van de Glind, E.T.H.M. Peeters, P.J. van den Brink

Research output: Non-textual formDesign


Dataset includes Software, Electronic Design, and Lasercut files to rebuild the Arduino-based temperature and heatwave control device (TENTACLE).
The device is transportable, inexpensive, multifunctional, and easily reproducible. TENTACLE offers water temperature monitoring and manipulation of up to 3 different climate change-related scenarios: i) natural (ambient) sinusoidal fluctuations (laboratory applications), ii) elevated fluctuations, and iii) heatwaves as extreme events. The use of replaceable heating elements and low-cost materials suitable for field studies creates a high flexibility for researchers who may conduct in- or out-door, small- or large-scale, fresh- or salt-water experiments at different geographical locations. Thus, the technology is independent of any limitations that installed machineries of testing facilities involve. Considering temperature manipulations with environmentally realistic temperature fluctuations, the high flexibility as well as the multifunctionality of TENTACLE opens access to improved and novel tools for future climate change-related temperature research questions in a single- or multiple-stressor context.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWageningen University & Research
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2022


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