MIDI Sprout

Discussion (*ask your questions here!) => Questions => Topic started by: ubuntudreaming on April 21, 2017, 06:19:14 AM

Title: Clamps for softer/smaller plants
Post by: ubuntudreaming on April 21, 2017, 06:19:14 AM
Hey Folks,

See you've got some alligator clips / clamps for doing your recent video with the cannabis plant.

Is this connection option available for purchase?

Thanks for all.
Paul
Title: Re: Clamps for softer/smaller plants
Post by: Joe on April 21, 2017, 06:12:38 PM
Hi Paul,
We don't currently have these for sale. I grabbed these toothless alligator clips online (http://a.co/dRndHQm (http://a.co/dRndHQm)) and then had a friend solder them onto these (http://a.co/1VKXWHW (http://a.co/1VKXWHW)). Alligator clips aren't recommended for longer-term use but they're great for using out in the field.
Title: Re: Clamps for softer/smaller plants
Post by: sam on April 21, 2017, 06:27:59 PM
Thanks for clarifying how you were attaching the trodes in the video Joe. 

Normal alligator clips will cut into leaves, and are normally considered impolite.  You can use electrodes like these (https://www.amazon.com/Tens-Ear-Clip-Stimulator-headphone/dp/B01CRSF1GK/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1492813529&sr=8-1&keywords=clip+electrodes) for a softer clamping. The 3.5mm jack is used as an input size on the Sprout.

Or i recommend cutting the sticky electrode into a smaller size or only attach a portion of the trode to the leaf.  its very true that thin soft leaves will not release well from the electrode jel.
Title: Re: Clamps for softer/smaller plants
Post by: Joe on April 23, 2017, 06:31:07 PM
Right on, Sam. Thanks for that link. Those are a bit pricier than what I've been using but I like how pro they look and they're probably a bit more durable. I just picked some up and will let you all know how they end up working out.
Title: Re: Clamps for softer/smaller plants
Post by: ubuntudreaming on April 27, 2017, 06:42:40 AM
Ok cool. Thanks for the feedback, we will look into these options!

Title: Re: Clamps for softer/smaller plants
Post by: Nicola Alexandra Hajdu on June 07, 2017, 07:41:57 AM
I have been trying these Tens Ear Clip electrodes. I tried vegetable glycerine as contact gel with weak response. I'm thinking to get a electrode jel which is nontoxic and highly conductive.

Much Love
Nicola
Title: Re: Clamps for softer/smaller plants
Post by: sam on June 09, 2017, 12:05:29 AM
I've used a couple different conductive gels (Ten/20, aloe, hand lotion).  If you need an intermediary substrate I suggest:

1. Spectra 360  electrode Gel  (http://www.patientsleepsupplies.com/Spectra-360-Electrode-Gel.html?m1track=googlebase&utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=cpap+masks%2C+cpap+supplies&utm_campaign=export_feed&gclid=Cj0KEQjw6-PJBRCO_br1qoOB4LABEiQAEkqcVQl7fBfdOEzxC71_NxlUVP82iTJs0MiW3_ZL04rid5UaAqFM8P8HAQ#googlebase)

2. Ultrasound Gel (Salt-free, Chloride-free)

3. Cut the sticky gel off one of the Tens electrode pads and stick it to the clips!
Title: Re: Clamps for softer/smaller plants
Post by: Nicola Alexandra Hajdu on June 09, 2017, 01:57:23 AM
Thank you for the tips Sam!

Much Love
Nicola