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Alec Lindsay

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  1. Alec Lindsay

    Old School Readers?

    I know the ETAG readers (arduino-based) are the new gold standard, but there are a few limitations to them that have left us wishing for some of the old school RFID reading units. In the past, we had ordered them pre-fabricated from "Cellular Tracking Technologies" but they no longer have them in stock and do not plan to make any more. I do not know who originally convinced that company to make some... Does anyone know of a supplier who has already pre-fabricated some of those older RFID readers? We could use some to place a couple that are acting up...
  2. Seeking applicants for a Master of Science candidate to join our lab in Fall 2019. Students have the opportunity to develop an independent project within the scope of the core research interests of the lab. We use a combination of field techniques and molecular genetic tools to address evolutionary, behavioral and ecological questions. Our work has largely focused on loons and chickadees, and graduate student theses that focus on these species will benefit from a color-banded chickadee population (with RFID tags), a large loon genetic sample archive, and growing genomic database. Northern Michigan University sits on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. Applicants should possess a strong understanding of basic principles of evolution, ecology, genetics, and behavior,and should preferably have prior research experience. Experience with Python, R-scripting, and database management is preferred. Additional desirable qualities include an aptitude for working independently, strong communication and analytical skills, enthusiasm for research in both the field and the lab, evidence of an ability to think creatively, a good academic record, and familiarity with molecular genetic tools. Successful applicant must meet the NMU Biology graduate program requirements (http://www.nmu.edu/biology/node/80). A two-year teaching assistantship (tuition/fee waiver, annual stipend, laptop computer) may be awarded to qualified students on a competitive basis. Formal applications are due 1 March, but potential candidates should contact Dr. Alec Lindsay (alindsay@nmu.edu) by email by 10 January, including a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis.
  3. Alec Lindsay

    SD Card requirements

    Thanks, Eli. It is the FAT-16 format that I missed. I will keep trying alternatives~appreciate the helpful tips.
  4. Alec Lindsay

    SD Card requirements

    So I have been using pretty inexpensive 2GB SD cards made by "Transcend." They work great in the Gen2 RFID Reader board, and are easily read by the SD slot on my Mac. But when I go to try to connect them to my iPad (using this little lightning-SD interface gem), it turns out the card doesn't appear to have any data. When I use the card in my SD slot on my Mac Powerbook, no problem - data are all there. So then I tried using a different SD card (64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro) which is easily read by the iPad and the IMEEK interface adapter. I know this because I can see photos that are stored on the SD card. But when I take the SD card and put it into the Gen2 RFID reader, and test it out, nothing gets written to this card. Upshot: One card can't be written to by the Gen2 RFID Reader, but can be read by my iPad. The other type of card can be written to by the Gen2 RFID Reader, but cannot be read by the iPad. Wondering if anyone has advice on a type of card - or a formatting - for a card that will solve this incompatibility?
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