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PitStop1 - Open source turtle tag and turtle camera enclosure

PitStop1 is open source turtle tag enclosure we developed in collaboration with the Arribada Initiative. Turtle tags are used to track the movement of turtles and collect the information necessary to design better strategies for their conservation.

In this repository you can find all technical documentation for the latest version of the turtle tag enclosure and the turtle camera enclosure. The documentation for the version 1 of Pitstop1 is available in the branch version-1.

Read an article about the open source turtle tags and the development process and get in touch with us at Institute IRNAS for customization and orders.

Copyright: The Arribada Initiative


The enclosure has to sustain in extreme circumstances while mounted on the turtle, such as being hit by rocks, the turtle rubs its shell at, or high pressure at depths up to 200m. To determine what material and sealing to use for the enclosure we did a series of tests.


All our projects are as usefully open-source as possible.

Hardware including documentation is licensed under CERN OHL v.1.2. license

Firmware and software originating from the project is licensed under GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE v3.

Open data generated by our projects is licensed under CC0.

All our websites and additional documentation are licensed under [Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4 .0 Unported License] (

What this means is that you can use hardware, firmware, software and documentation without paying a royalty and knowing that you'll be able to use your version forever. You are also free to make changes but if you share these changes then you have to do so on the same conditions that you enjoy.

Koruza, GoodEnoughCNC and IRNAS are all names and marks of Institut IRNAS Rače. You may use these names and terms only to attribute the appropriate entity as required by the Open Licences referred to above. You may not use them in any other way and in particular you may not use them to imply endorsement or authorization of any hardware that you design, make or sell.


Enclosure for sea turtle tagging




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