Pro mini logger project for the classroom

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 […]

Tutorial: Adding the SSD1306 OLED screen to an Arduino logger (without a library)

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 […]

Video tutorials: Building the Arduino based data loggers

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 […]

Adding the Nokia 5110 LCD to your Arduino data logger

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 […]

Arduino Tutorial: Adding sensors to your data logger

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 […]

Logging I2C Data with Bus Pirate and Python

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.

Are my documents safe in the root cellar at ~80% humidity?

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 […]

A Xively logger library for Spark Core

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 […]

Temperature data logger using PIC12F683 and DS1820

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 […]

App note: Wi-Fi data logger

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 […]

miniLOG – Precision standalone voltage logger

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 […]

SD card logger library with log rotation that fits on ATmega8

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 […]