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Geo Data Logger: Arduino+GPS+SD+Accelerometer to log, time-stamp, and geo-tag sensor data

Geo Data Logger: Arduino+GPS+SD+Accelerometer to log, time-stamp, and geo-tag sensor data
UPDATES Oct 17, 2013: I have published a guide on using your Android phone to accomplish a similar task by leveraging your Android device's built in GPS and sensors. Feb 6, 2013: Featured on GeoAwesomeness Nov 24, 2012: Featured on Hackaday Nov 21, 2012: Featured by John Boxall @ Freetronics Nov 20, 2012: Featured on Dangerous Prototypes INTRODUCTION I thought it would be educational to build a prototype that I can take on the road to log, geo-tag, and time-stamp sensor data to be analyzed later with mapping and/or data analysis applications. This prototype is a generic sensor logging/geo-tagging gadget which means the accelerometer can be replaced with any other sensor(s) to log and map anything anywhere. As a matter or fact my next adventure with this logger is to replace the accelerometer with a pollution sensor to visualize levels of air quality around town. Related:  Arduino projectsTechnologies

AmbientMonitor In different blog posts, I’ve already explained how to receive data from Arduino using a .Net application or a server-side script. Today I’m going to show you how it’s possible, using JavaScript, to receive and show data using only a Web browser. Logical architecture The project has two main elements: Arduino, connected to an AM2302 sensor to get temperature and humidity valuesan HTML page, with some external resources (JavaScript and CSS files) opened in a browser the JavaScript code in the HTML page sends JSONP requests to Arduino, which responds with a JSON message that contains the values obtained from the sensor. Resources All the files for this project (HTML page, JavaScript libraries, Arduino sketch…) are available in my GitHub’s repository: JavaScript When you open the ambientMonitor.html page in your browser, the different JavaScript libraries are loaded and executed. Change the IP address in the url parameter with the one Arduino has in your network Arduino Conclusions

Atelier pratique : Capter et mesurer une intensité sonore | Œuvre | Imaginaire | Numérique L’Atelier, FabLab en devenir a vu le jour il y a tout juste un mois… L’heure est à un premier point d’étape après un lancement tout en douceur. La fréquence de ces billets n’est pas encore déterminée même si il est probable qu’il s’agisse d’une feuille de route mensuelle. Concernant le format, la première partie sera consacrée à un résumé des activités qui ont eu lieu durant le mois, la seconde partie, plus technique, détaillera la procédure à effectuer en vue d’accomplir une tâche spécifique avec le matériel mis à disposition. Activités Mardi 22 janvier 2013 Séance consacrée aux concepts fondamentaux de la programmation illustrés grâce à l’utilisation de la plateforme Arduino et quelques LEDs. Mardi 29 janvier 2013 Présentation de 3 projets : Light Painting interactif. En vue de réaliser ces projets, certains composants électroniques basiques tels que les photo-résistances, potentiomètres, interrupteurs, capteurs piezo ont été présentés aux étudiants. Mardi 5 février 2013 void loop() {

Flashing Cloud Step 1. Prepare an projector, a laptop PC and a plastic bag. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Create a new fla file. 1. 2. 3. 4. After that, produce swf file. Step 5. Step 6. Coding Fun The future of GPS Chips: Sony to launch low powered GPS chips aided by motion sensors Home » Gadgets » The future of GPS Chips: Sony to launch low powered GPS chipset aided by motion sensors Any smartphone user who has used GPS for navigation or location based services would know how much of a “Battery Hog” GPS on the phones can be. They drain your battery at an exponential rate. SONY – low powered GPS Chipsets Thankfully, Sony was paying attention to it and all this will end soon. Its futuristic not only because it’s such a low power Chipset but also because of it’s ability to interact and integrate itself with other sensors like the Accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer. The use of Motion sensors is not going to reduce the time it takes for the first fix i.e. the time it takes to get a location when we first switch on our Mobile GPS. But I am surprised that Sony isn’t going to utilize wireless technologies in combination with GPS which would allow smooth integration of Indoor and Outdoor positioning. When can you get one of these? Sources: Tech Wired About Author

Arduino Astronomical Clock for Automatic Light Control Arduino Astronomical Clock for Automatic Light Control There are many ways to automatically control these lights. The gadget I was using (until I completed this project, that is) was a simple mechanical timer. Figure 1 - Sunset time variation at my location (note: time axis is "DST time" a.k.a "summer time") Another approach to this problem, and one that you often find in many beginner elecronics projects, is to turn the lights ON/OFF based on some photo-sensitive device; a LDR or a photo-transistor for example. My objective with this project was to build a system that, given my latitude and longitude coordinates and the current time/day of the year, automatically calculates the sunrise and sunset times, controlling the lights accordingly. So here are the features/objectives for this project: - Automatic sunrise and sunset relay control to turn lights (or some other AC load) on/off respectively - 7-segment display continuously shows time, estimated sunrise and sunset time Hardware Software

Floss Manuals francophone - Lire Arduino est une plate-forme de prototypage d'objets interactifs à usage créatif constituée d'une carte électronique et d'un environnement de programmation. Sans tout connaître ni tout comprendre de l'électronique, cet environnement matériel et logiciel permet à l'utilisateur de formuler ses projets par l'expérimentation directe avec l'aide de nombreuses ressources disponibles en ligne. Pont tendu entre le monde réel et le monde numérique, Arduino permet d'étendre les capacités de relations humain/machine ou environnement/machine. Arduino est un projet dont les sources sont ouvertes : c'est à dire que les plans, les schémas, etc sont accessibles et libres de droits. De plus, la très importante communauté d'utilisateurs et de concepteurs permet à chacun de trouver les réponses à ses questions et apporte un boulot énorme de documentation du projet. Matériel Comme le logiciel Arduino, le circuit électronique de cette plaquette est libre et ses plans sont disponibles sur internet. Logiciel

Creating A 3D Print from start to file using Zbrush for Beginners You will need: A computer Zbrush 4R4 or equivalent Z plugin 3D Printer Exporter (free from Pixologic’s web page) Time taken: 2-3 hours Ok, this is my first instructable and I hope that you find it helpful. Also, remember to save frequently- save your sculpt as a Ztool and keep the saves together in the Ztool folder of Zbrush. Forgotten Futures, The Scientific Romance Role Playing Game The Shine: A Self-Tracking Device That You'd Wear Even If It Didn't Do Anything If you wear a self-tracking fitness device like the Fitbit, Nike FuelBand, or Jawbone Up, you probably do it because you’re keeping tabs on your health goals. Unless you’re trying to show off your membership in the self-tracking community, these devices just aren’t pretty enough to wear without a good reason--you’d never buy one simply as an accessory. Sonny Vu, the founder of Misfit Wearables, is aiming to give people self-tracking devices so unobtrusive and attractive that they’ll want to wear them all the time. "Don’t you want a product that you’d wear even if it didn’t measure anything? I tried wearing a Fitbit on a tie once and it tore the silk on the tie," says Vu, who also acknowledges that he’s still a fan of the device. "We should expect more from wearable technology. Misfit is gunning for simplicity with the Shine, which measures steps, swimming strokes, and pedal movement on bikes. "We decided, do people really want to know how many steps they took?

Arduino Temp / Humidity Monitor with Web and SNMP Step #1: PrevNext Here are the pieces needed for this project:Arduino UNONetshieldMakerShield with BreadboardSensorsWiresSerial LCD Screen Step #2: Add the Netshield to the Arduino. Step #3: Solder custom header pins to use as a spacer for the MakerShield.Using long-pin male headers and long-pin female headers solder them as shown.These custom headers will be used as spacers between the Netshield and the MakerShield.NOTE: The center pin on the longer spacer will not be used. Step #6: PrevNextAdd code to the Arduino.A PDF of the sketch is included with this project.

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