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Remote Sensors with an Arduino

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by , 08-14-2012 at 02:42 AM (5295 Views)
I've recently discovered this thing called an Arduino, which is basically an open source prototyping platform that allows you to build electronics off of it. While it's not exactly a new idea, it is the best implementation I've ever seen of such a thing. It uses extremely basic and easy to write programs to implement different types of tasks on embedded systems.

Now, one of the things I'm really interested in building are extremely small remote sensors which connect to each other via a standard wireless network over distances in excess of 300ft. I'd really like the sensors to be able to detect things like water levels, humidity, temperature, ground saturation, water PH levels, and so on...

Anyway, here are a couple of pictures of where I'm at so far with some of the work (I've finished most of the code I need)... Anyway, in the pictures I'm testing out my humidity/temp sensors.

On and... A red light means it's transmitting data in Celsius, the green light means its transmitting in Fahrenheit, no lights means its not transmitting anything, both lights means there's an error, both lights blinking once every 10 seconds means there's a low battery.
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