Getting Started with Our-Sci Device Kits

Getting Started Video Series

Required: to properly use this device, you must watch the entire video tutorial playlist below as you complete each step of the setup process!

This is video 1 of 5 in the Getting Started tutorial series. It displays the unboxing of an Our Sci Reflectometer Kit. Click the 1/5 icon in the top right corner of the frame to view the full playlist. Videos will automatically play in order if you allow them to keep running.

First Steps

Using the Included Android (with pre-installed apps)

  • Connect your Android device to your wifi network.
  • Open the SurveyStack App that's pre-installed on your device and login.
  • Search for the Device Calibration survey.
    • Tutorial: Calibrate Your Device (you must run this before running any other scans)
    • Before running your first measurement, you will need to connect your Reflectometer to your Android device via Bluetooth. This can be done within the SurveyStack Kit app for hardware integration (also pre-installed).
    • Note: this survey is the isolated calibration question set. If you make your own survey later, you can embed the calibration process within the survey.
  • After calibration, you can start collecting data. Choose a survey in the SurveyStack App:
    • Nutrient Density Estimate
      • This is currently our only survey that uses models we've developed to give immediate feedback
    • Create your own!
      • We're always happy to help you design a survey that fits your use case, just reach out.
  • Get predictions, learn and share!

  • Using Your Android Device (with no pre-installations)

    • Go to surveystack.io in Google Chrome, and add the app to your homepage.
    • Go to the Google PlayStore and install the SurveyStack Kit App.
    • Open SurveyStack Kit and connect your Reflectometer over Bluetooth in the 'Devices' tab.
    • Open the SurveyStack App and login.
    • Search for the Device Calibration survey.
      • Tutorial: Calibrate Your Device (you must run this before running any other scans)
      • Note: this survey is the isolated calibration question set. If you make your own survey later, you can embed the calibration process within the survey.
    • After calibration, you can start collecting data. Choose a survey in the SurveyStack App:
      • Nutrient Density Estimate
        • This is currently our only survey that uses models we've developed to give immediate feedback
      • Create your own!
        • We're always happy to help you design a survey that fits your use case, just reach out.
    • Get predictions, learn and share!

    • Join Our Weekly Community Call

      We know that getting started with new technology can be overwhelming. If you’ve received your device and are not sure how to begin, or would just like to join a call with other users to share tips and discuss use cases, check out our weekly community call.

      You can join at this Google Meet link or dial ‪(US) +1 413-648-7923‬ PIN: ‪921 538 870‬#. For international folks, more phone numbers can be found here. We will meet each Tuesday from 11 am - 12 pm EST.

      If you can't attend at this time, feel free to post your questions on the Our Sci forum. This will make sure we can find the best person to support you!

      Or, reach out to hardware-support@our-sci.net to ask your question over email, or schedule a meeting at a time that works for you.


      Useful Pages within the Our-Sci Documentation & Tutorials

      In addition to basic set up and weekly community calls listed above, you can follow the resources below for step-by-step instructions that cover what to expect when conducting reflectometer scans, how to complete and write surveys, and much more.

      Getting Started in SurveyStack

      Getting Started with Forms & Surveys

      Getting Started with the Our-Sci Reflectometer