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Soil Temperature Probe

A soil temperature probe has been on my todo list for a while. So I decided to build one now along with a number of other improvements, and repairs to my weather station. The soil temperature at four inch depth … Continue reading

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Rain Sensor

I thought it would be interesting to add a rain sensor to my tipping bucket rain gauge. Because it take time for the bucket to fill and does not always tip right when it stops raining a sensor that detects … Continue reading

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UVA UVB Sensor

I have a commercial UV Index sensor running but I found an IC sensor chip that would measure UVA and UVB separately and thought it would be interesting to see how the two UV bands varied with respect to each … Continue reading

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IoT Rain Gauge

On thing that is missing from my weather station is automatic reporting of rain fall. I have a manually read CoCoRaHS rain gauge which is more accurate than say a tipping bucket gauge but I thought it would be nice … Continue reading

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Infrasonic Microphone Part I

Another sensor planed for my atmospheric observatory is an infrasonic microphone. I have a design sketched out and have started on fabricating the mechanical bits needed. So what is an infrasonic microphone  good for? The recent Chelyabinsk meteor was detected … Continue reading

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Imbedded Software Development

A while back I decided to pick a processor and development environment to use for making a number of sensors I want to build. Each sensor requires requires some processing to read or digitize the sensor output and either log … Continue reading

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WiFi Sensor Network

I have been slowly building the infrastructure needed for Otter Creek Research Station, my long term amateur science project. The basic concept is to have a variety of atmospheric condition sensors continuously recording data and made available on a web … Continue reading

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