The Magic of Groundwater

Groundwater is a mysterious resource. There is no sight more satisfying than a flowing artesian well after weeks of hard drilling. 

100% human-powered drilling
100% human-powered drilling

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Adding another drill rod
Adding another drill rod

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100% human-powered drilling
100% human-powered drilling

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Tai Tapu Drill Camp 2019

Drilling into an artesian aquifer using manual techniques that were once common in Canterbury over 90 years ago. The rig will soon be on its way to Tonga. 

Testing a mobile phone accelerometer
Testing a mobile phone accelerometer

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Prototype Raspberry Pi seismometer
Prototype Raspberry Pi seismometer

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Mark I resistivity instrumentation
Mark I resistivity instrumentation

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Testing a mobile phone accelerometer
Testing a mobile phone accelerometer

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Instrumentation Development

Testing prototype electrical resistivity instrumentation and seismometers in the field.