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PICAXE-08 raincounter

Posted on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 in code, measurement, PICAXE by the machinegeek


eclectica has posted a circuit for a PICAXE-enabled raincounter. The device employs a 1mm/pulse rain gauge to measure rainfall. Pulses from the gauge’s internal reed switch are read by the PICAXE-08 MCU, which in turn stores the running count in EEPROM and displays the resulting measurement on a serial LCD readout.

While the exact type of rain gauge employed in the project is not indicated, an example is found in this 22 page PDF datasheet for a Tipping Bucket Rangauge from Campbell Scientific, Ltd.

The project description at Circuitlab contains the schematic and Picaxe code.

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2 Responses to “PICAXE-08 raincounter”

  1. AIW says:

    Information ont eh rain gauge mentioned in article can be found here.

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