This project is part of the Open Source Data Loggers project.
Proprietary data loggers can be expensive - for example a three channel data logging system is available from Alphatemp for £465.00. Such costs make large scale deployment of such systems unfordable for all but well funded projects. This project aims to create an open source and open hardware data loggers making use of the widely avaialbale Arduino prototyping platform.
- Baker E (2014) Open source data logger for low-cost environmental monitoring Biodiversity Data Journal 2:e1059
- A modified form of this project is in my book Arduino for Biologists.
- Hacking the environment with Atmel & Arduino (Atmel Blog)
- Open source data logger for biodiversity research (Dangerous Prototypes)
- Hack The Environment: Bringing Biodiversity Hardware Into The Open (Science 2.0)
- Hacking the environment: bringing biodiversity hardware into the open (Original Press Release) (February 11th, 2014)
- Measurement of temperature
- Measurement of humidity
- Measurement of ambient light
- Makes use of a real time clock
- Record data to a microSD card
- Send data to recording website over the internet
The source code (for Arduino) of this project is available from GitHub (Arduino Enivronmental Data Logger on GitHub).
The results here are for battery life tests of the project as it develops.
|Revision||Mode||Reading interval||Battery Life|
|Initial||Ethernet only||1 minute||00:06:36|
Put Arduino to sleep between readings
|Ethernet only||1 minute||00:08:34|
|Arduino MEGA||"||10 minutes||00:07:20|