Welcome to EnviroDIY, a community for do-it-yourself environmental science and monitoring. EnviroDIY is part of WikiWatershed, a web toolkit designed to help citizens, conservation practitioners, municipal decision-makers, researchers, educators, and students advance knowledge and stewardship of fresh water. New to EnviroDIY? Start here

Rick Vogel

  • Rick Vogel posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    neihl,
    This device wouldn’t be used in a weather balloon type environment, that’s just one of the areas I deal in most with NWS. I have a side business where I currently only sell NOAA Weather Radio / SAME Decoder modules for arduino and raspberry pi usage and wanted to expand my device offerings. I won’t post the site, cause that’s not really my…[Read more]

    • By the way, as far as enclosures go. I’ve had great luck, even when it comes to customization using TEKO, PacTec and Polycase.

  • Rick Vogel posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    How well does you LiPo hold up under extreme cold? What is you data transmission rate? I know in the one I’m working on for NWS I’ve had to put the 2560 and the Xbee 900HP to sleep when not in use to conserve power. We are looking at a 7.2aH SLA battery with solar and regulator.

    • I’ve had loggers out for several very cold winters now, and I haven’t had any issues with the LiPo batteries due to cold temperatures. The only times I’ve had problems was using them in clear enclosures during the summer because the inside of the case turns into a mini-greenhouse and heats up the batteries (and the logger boards), resulting in…[Read more]

  • Rick Vogel posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    Great place for more Arduino tutorials here as well:

    http://tronixstuff.com/tutorials/

  • I recently designed a board that incorporates digital pressure, temperature, and dewpoint sensors I’ve called the PTU board. I deal with weather balloon tracking systems and the information sent back from the […]

    • Great post! Thanks for sharing it and for featuring it in the Gadget Showcase.

    • Hi Rick
      Great to see, and I like the specs on the devices you’ve chosen.
      Have you a reference or a plan on where you might release the libraries – software and hardware design.
      Mechanical enclosures are a challange, and unfortunately, if you are doing a real-world design for a specific environment (weather balloon?) its one of the starting points. The other starting point is power budget. One way of talking about this is how the device is used – the lifecycle of data collection.

      • neihl,
        This device wouldn’t be used in a weather balloon type environment, that’s just one of the areas I deal in most with NWS. I have a side business where I currently only sell NOAA Weather Radio / SAME Decoder modules for arduino and raspberry pi usage and wanted to expand my device offerings. I won’t post the site, cause that’s not really my intent to joining this group. I really just enjoy sharing ideas and experiences when it comes to using arduino with real world sensor devices. If someone is interested they can ask.

        I see this more as a datalogger sensor addition, but would really like a way to build it into a probe that would fit into an aspirated or unaspirated type enclosure. I’m sure I could just make it available as is for those who might want to integrate how they see fit.

        libraries would be set up on GitHub. I need to start making that the standard since that is where everything is going these days. My radio files were just posted on my website for download, but those most likely need to be moved as well.

        • By the way, as far as enclosures go. I’ve had great luck, even when it comes to customization using TEKO, PacTec and Polycase.

  • Rick Vogel became a registered member 5 years, 9 months ago