Edward Mallon writes: Dr. Beddow’s instrumentation class has been building the 2016 version of the Cave Pearl datalogger for more than three years, and feedback from that experience motivated a redesign to accommodate a wider range of student projects while staying within the time constraints of a typical lab-time schedule. The rugged PVC housing from […]
Edward Mallon writes: While I loved the Nokia 5110 LCD’s readability in full sun, the pressure sensitivity was a real problem for the underwater units. So I started noodling around with some cheap OLED screens from eBay. With the exception of the init & XY functions (which are more complicated on the 1306 controller) the […]
From the comments on our Arduino data logger post: A visiting researcher dropped by our humble basement workshop with questions about the physical skill level students would need if they added one of our DIY data loggers to their environmental curriculum. I figured the easiest way to cover that was to simply build one, while they […]
From the comments on our ChipKIT based weather station using BME280 sensor module post, Edward Mallon writes: A lot of us have ended up at this sensor / screen combination. But I couldn’t afford the extravagance of six dedicated control lines on our little pro mini based loggers. However with some slight modification, you can drive […]
Edward Mallon writes: This post isn’t another How-To tutorial for a specific sensor because the Arduino community has already produced a considerable number of resources like that. You’d be hard pressed to find any sensor in the DIY market that doesn’t give you a dozen cookbook recipes to follow after a simple Google search. In […]
An update on Edward Mallon’s Arduino data logger project we covered previously: If you need a logger with a cheap durable housing, it’s still hard to beat the Dupont-jumper build released in 2016. But sometimes I need more of a bare-bones unit for bookshelf test runs while I shake down a new sensor. I can […]
An Arduino Nano-based open source data logger by Liudr. I have been designing data logger for a number of years. This is my answer to lots of data logging needs. An Arduino Nano-based open source data logger More details at Liudr’s blog.
Scott Harden writes, “I’m working on a project which requires I measure temperature via a computer, and I accomplished this with minimal complexity using a Bus Pirate and LM75A I2C temperature sensor.” More details at SWHarden.com. Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors.
Ed Mallon blogged about his DIY ProMini data logger build: Typical pro-mini loggers built with this design sleep at 0.25mA, before extra sensors are added. At that current draw, the logger should deliver approximately six months of operation on three brand new AA batteries with a 15min duty cycle; depending on sensor load.
KF5OBS writes: This article is going to show how to build a minimalistic GPS datalogger. The GPS logger is based on the Arduino platform and stores raw NMEA sentences from pretty much any GPS module to a SD card. More details at KF5OBS blog.
An update on LuckyResistor’s data logger project we covered previously: Just to let you know the deluxe version of the data logger is almost done. The hardware is ready and tested – currently I finish the menu based software for the data logger. Menu based control with 5 capacitive inputs Record, view records, send records […]
luckyresistor has been working on his Data Logger project: There is a large cellar where I could store unused items and documents, but the catch is the humidity there. It is a root cellar near a small brook and the humidity varies between 75% up to 90%. Archived material should never be exposed to humidity […]
Bogdan of Electro Bob built a LED logger v3, that is available on github: In short: 16 LED channels are measured, one is kept for control of the sensor. For each LED the power supply and current are measured. The temperature of the aluminium plate is measured as well. In total there are 16 light channels, 15 […]
Davide Gironi writes: Xively (formerly Cosm and before that Pachube) is an on-line database service allowing developers to connect sensor-derived data (e.g. energy and environment data from objects, devices & buildings) to the Web and to build their own applications based on that data. This library is a modular and configurable Xively data logger, built […]
Rajendra over at Electronics Lab wrote an article on his temperature logger based on a Microchip’s 8-pin microcontroller, PIC12F683: A data logger is a device that records measurements over time. The measurements could be any physical variable like temperature, pressure, voltage, humidity, etc. This project describes how to build a mini logger that records surrounding temperature […]
Dick Cappels wrote an article detailing his AVR data logger and voltage recorder: The recorder includes the functionality of a data logger but also plays back recorded voltages and can perform a curve trace function.A simple file system provides for up to 128 different sequential files totaling up to 130,000 samples. At 1 sample per […]
An app note from Microchip on Wi-Fi data logger (PDF!): Dataloggers are used in a variety of industries, some examples are: Environmental sensors Motor RPM measurements Location tags using GPS Temperature sensors Light sensors Motion sensors A data logger can be configured in a number of ways depending on the application. This case study covers the following application […]
Jakub Felcenloben over at Electronics Lab has written up documentation on his latest project called miniLOG, a basic data logger: miniLOG is a precise standalone voltage logger that save the data on a SD card. It has 4 basic analog channels: one has 12bit resolution for voltage measurements, two channels have 10bit resolution for voltage measurements and […]
Davide Gironi writes: This library implements an SD card Data Logger that runs on ATmega. It has a small footprint, so it can be loaded on an ATmega8, leaving space for user code. It supports SD and microSD cards formatted with FAT16. It also features log rotation. The “Petit FAT File System Module” by ChaN […]
Want to keep track of your trips from anywhere you are? Here’s a DIY GPS to SD-card data logger/compass by Ktulu: Earlier this year I have bought on the flea market a used car GPS system, an Amstrad gp1000. (Un)fortunately it was so badly damaged, that it could not be repaired, so I thought I would […]