Posts Tagged ‘arduimometer’

Arduimometer Update

Arduimometer Update

First of all, let me say good luck to everyone entering their designs into the 555 contest and kudos to Jeri and everyone involved in the creation of the contest. I wanted to enter, but I’ve been busy with work, school, and getting this damned Arduimometer up and running.

For me, this Arduimometer has been and is going to be one …..

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Slight Change of Plans

Slight Change of Plans

I’m here sitting at work, thinking only about my Arduimometer, and how I’m supposed to power this thing. Running an Arduino with a 16 x 2 backlit LCD display isn’t going to last very long on battery power.

Quick note: The property where I’m going to be raising these Arduimometers is sans power. Their isn’t even a house (yet), just a …..

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Supplies

Supplies

Once I’m finished prototyping the electronics for the arduimometer, I’m going to design a custom PCB and use the DIY method with Ferric Chloride (FeCl3) and a single sided copper clad board to create the PCB.

I just ordered some Ferric chloride solution, some copper clad boards, and some Datak tin plate from Electronics Express. I’ve heard good things about them …..

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Arduimometer

Arduimometer

Recently, my father and I were discussing installing a wind turbine on some property my parents own. From our discussion, we decided it would be best to first raise a few anemometers to get an idea of the wind conditions around the property so we could determine the best possible location for the actual wind turbine.

I figured the anemometer itself …..

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