Congratulations! You have now (hopefully!) reached the end of the Build Your Own Datalogger virtual course and have a real, working datalogger sititing in front of you. This course has been a lot of work to develop (more than we anticipated if we're honest, that third module was a monster), but... (read more)
Glad to hear it's working! We're now working on the last couple modules which is more mechanical and assembly. Hoping to get those out soon. We're feeling a bit of pandemic fatigue so progress is slower than usual. Ha ha ha.
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Oh that sounds like a fascinating application. I've actually just started a thread for Wildlogger add-on board requests. The TSL25911 sounds do-able and also it looks like one useful thing would be to put together some adapter cables to other popular modular systems like the Adafruit Stemma and... (read more)
You'll need to write a software application that would communicate from the PC to the board via serial. Within that software application, you could send the time and date to the Wildlogger application, ie: through the command line interface. This would automate the synchronization.
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An observation I made when first experimenting with DHT22 modules with a Raspberry Pi years ago that still seems true with Arduino and DHT11 sensors. The first reading of the temperature and humidity always seems to be inaccurate for some reason, so my habit was to always read and throw away... (read more)
It would slot in to replace the usual SD storage card, with power, controls and antenna etc. hanging off thin wires -- the idea being to fit as many existing products as possible. Looking to raise about £10k for the proof of concept and then same again for certification and initial run. (read more)
Just thought I'd add this to the list, as I have found it very useful.
Practical Electronics for Inventors by Paul Scherz and Simon Monk. (ISBN 978-1-25-958754-2)
It does the "high level" stuff and the detailed stuff very well and... (read more)
So the next Western Hemisphere office hours will be NEXT Tuesday (Dec 15) at 5pm EST/2pm PST. Since the module videos and info are released today and every other week from today, we wanted to give folks a chance to work through stuff on their own a bit and then come prepared with... (read more)
I'm glad you like the WildLogger. It's actually a variant of a design we use all the time. Jacinta and I come from a background in environmental monitoring and international development. The types of designs and the problems are very similar to wildlife conservation and research... (read more)
The battery connector would be the easiest connector to change from PH to XH. Also the Wildlogger board can tolerate any battery input between 3.6V and 5V. We purposely chose this range so there is compatibility with single cell lithium-ion and lithium-ion-polymer batteries as... (read more)
For this week's office hours, we'll be giving a preview of Module 2 which will be released after office hours and answering questions about Module 1. We'll also be answering any other questions you might have regarding hardware, sensors, datalogging, etc. Looking forward to... (read more)
No worries, thanks for responding!
I'd love to delve into more detail on this once the new series has started and I have an idea of the tools and kit required! I think what you're proposing sounds like a real space and energy saver on the machines so very excited about... (read more)