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

2022 EnviroDIY Hardware Status and Availability

Home Forums Mayfly Data Logger 2022 EnviroDIY Hardware Status and Availability

Viewing 2 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • #16571
      Shannon Hicks
      Moderator

      This is the thread to ask non-technical questions related to the production status and availability of EnviroDIY products like the Mayfly Data Logger or its accessories.  If you’re wondering when something will be back in stock or where to order it, this is the place to ask.  Be sure to check the table on the Hardware Status and Availability page for the latest news before asking your question.

      If you have technical questions about a product or need help using it, search the forum to see if your question has already been asked, or start a new forum topic if it’s a unique or complex question.  General technical questions that might be of interest to everyone about the v1.1 board can be asked on the Mayfly v1.1 technical questions forum thread.

    • #16999
      James_NZ
      Participant

      Hi Shannon,

      Do you have any idea when the RS-485 half shields are likely to be in stock?

      James

      • #17000
        Shannon Hicks
        Moderator

        No estimate yet, I’m still working on the redesign and will then have to get them manufactured once we’ve fully tested them.

        • #17002
          James_NZ
          Participant

          Thanks Shannon.  Please let me know as I will likely order a few of these and some mayfly 1.1’s.

          Appreciate the hard work.

          James

        • #17004
          neilh20
          Participant

          @James_NZ  – I’m curious, just wondering how many RS485’s stations are you looking at and your planning project timeline.

          What sort of instruments/powering are you looking to connect to.

          There is a forward looking discussion on issues here, though the timeline for anything being built, I’m guessing is really dependent on specific project drivers.  https://github.com/EnviroDIY/Mayfly-Modbus-Wing/issues/3

        • #17006
          James_NZ
          Participant

          Hi Neil,

          I would only need 5 at this stage.  I would connect it to my Yosemitech turbidity sensors and potentially Yosemitech pH sensors as well.

          Regards,

          James

           

        • #17426
          dan@wachusett
          Participant

          Is there any updated timeline on the RS-485 half shield production? The last update was about 6 months ago.

          Thanks!

        • #17453
          James_NZ
          Participant

          I’m also still very interested in these wings.  The Pololu 12v Step-up voltage regulator has been discontinued and I’m struggling to build new wings.
          <h1 id=”page_title”></h1>

        • #17454
          mbullard
          Participant

          James,

          Could you solder the jumper on the old version wing board that would otherwise be under the step up board?  And get 12 volt from the new Mayfly?   I am not qualified to make any recommendations, but since 12 volt is on the new Mayfly, you should be able to power the Y511 that way.

          Mike

           

          Mike

        • #17457
          Shannon Hicks
          Moderator

          The Y511-A has a wiper motor that draws a little too much power on initial startup, so unfortunately even the newest Mayfly 1.1RevB still can’t power it directly.  Our early 1.0 prototypes handled all the various 12v sensors just fine, but the voltage regulators on that prototype have been out of stock for the past 18 months, and we’ve been unable to find similar components that are suitable for all the various 12v sensors people typically operate from a Mayfly board.  I’m still testing parts and designs so once we’ve found one that works and is readily available from the manufacturer and have fully tested it to guarantee that it works with all of our typical sensors, then we’ll be able to produce the RS-485 modbus adapter board.  I don’t have any definite dates of when that might happen, but I’ll certainly let everyone know once we’ve got a estimated availability date.

    • #17013
      Heather Brooks
      Keymaster

      Reminder: we’re limiting this forum topic to non-technical questions related to the production status and availability of EnviroDIY products like the Mayfly Data Logger or its accessories.

      Please post other Mayfly-related discussions separately on the Mayfly forum. We’ll move off-topic replies posted here to their own threads to preserve the activity while keeping this topic skimmable. Thanks for your cooperation!

Viewing 2 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.