Now that I was all settled in at the Pole, acclimated to altitude and fully oriented to snowmobiles and the protocols at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, it was time to find my crate and begin deployment of my own instruments at the Pole. The crate had arrived safe and sound a few days before I arrived and was already loaded into the IceCube Lab (ICL). The winterover staff of IceCube had kindly cleared me a generous workspace in the ICL and I proceeded to fully occupy it and sort and assemble all my gear.
Assembling the "instrument" went really smoothly. Thankfully I didn't have to assemble it outside at -17 deg. F.
I was so lucky to be at the Pole at exactly the same time as two wonderful young European scientists who were working at IceCube. Gwenhael de Wasseige from Brussels and Martin Rongen from Aachen in Germany. They both had there own instruments to deploy and debug but they were happy to help me get mine out on the ice too.
So the Instrument was deployed. All I had to do was wait for the wind to rise and listen to its transduction of the changing atmospheric pressure of the Polar plateau.