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Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger

Posted Tuesday 24 July 2012 15:25 Page View Counter 3776

The Raspberry Pi solar data logger project is now live and is the latest version of our previous data logging systems using Arduino and Android + IOIO board projects. The data is used on a custom reporting website on home.briandorey.com and also on...

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Raspberry Pi Fan Controller and Interface

Posted Friday 20 July 2012 20:42 Page View Counter 804

To make it easier to connect the various cables to the new Raspberry Pi ADC board we decided to make a second PCB with header pins to connect to the ADC board and take these to screw terminals. Also we wanted to have a temperature controlled fan with...

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Raspberry Pi I2C Microchip MCP3428 ADC Reading

Posted Saturday 14 July 2012 15:01 Page View Counter 591

The code sample below shows how to read the ADC values from the MCP3428 16-Bit, Multi-Channel Analog-to-Digital Converter with I2C™ Interface and On-Board Reference by Microchip via I2C on the Raspberry Pi using Python. The code on this page...

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Raspberry Pi I2C Analog to Digital Converter

Posted Wednesday 11 July 2012 23:24 Page View Counter 555

The original plan for the Analog-to-Digital Converter was to use the Dallas 1-Wire system and use the DS2450 1-Wire Quad A/D Converter which was advertised as being a 16 bit device but after buying two of the chips which are around £5 each I found...

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Click to view New Raspberry Pi I2C interface project

New Raspberry Pi I2C interface project

Posted Tuesday 10 July 2012 23:01 Page View Counter 259

Currently working on a new I/O board add-on for the Raspberry PI computer. The PCB will have 8 16bit A/D inputs which are connected via buffers to the I2C port on the Raspberry PI GPIO port.  There will also be a built in 5V power supply using a...

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Click to view Raspberry Pi I2C Microchip MCP9800123 Temperature Sensor

Raspberry Pi I2C Microchip MCP9800123 Temperature Sensor

Posted Friday 06 July 2012 14:50 Page View Counter 509

The plan to use an Android phone and IOIO board to log the solar data has been abandoned after repeated failures of the IOIO boards to run for more than 24 hours without crashing or resetting. It maybe that I have purchased 2 faulty boards, phone issues...

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Click to view IOIO Android I2C Light Levels using TSL2561 Logging Code

IOIO Android I2C Light Levels using TSL2561 Logging Code

Posted Tuesday 26 June 2012 23:07 Page View Counter 380

As part of the home solar PV and hot water project we are now using an IOIO board with an android tablet to process the sensor data and upload to our online reporting website. The code below is used to get the sensor data from the TSL2561 digital luminosity...

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Click to view IOIO Android I2C Temperature Logging Code

IOIO Android I2C Temperature Logging Code

Posted Tuesday 26 June 2012 22:58 Page View Counter 459

As part of the home solar PV and hot water project we are now using an IOIO board with an android tablet to process the sensor data and upload to our online reporting website. The code below is used to get the sensor data from the Microchip MCP9800/1/2/3...

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Blog featured on EEWeb Electrical Engineering Community

Posted Monday 25 June 2012 09:58 Page View Counter 285

My project blog has been featured as Site of the Day on the EEWeb Electrical Engineering Community website. www.eeweb.com/websites/brian-dorey.com-random-stuff-and-projects

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Click to view From Arduino to IOIO and Android Solar Logging Project

From Arduino to IOIO and Android Solar Logging Project

Posted Monday 11 June 2012 20:48 Page View Counter 366

The planned Arduino based Solar PV and Hot water monitoring and logging system was found to be very unstable and despite repeated attempts and several code rewrites we had to give up on the Arduino based solar logging system and have decided to use the...

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Thermal Panel fitting

Posted Thursday 31 May 2012 22:45 Page View Counter 324

After several problems with slate suppliers, the builder who is replacing the front roof was able to get nearly all the slates installed by yesterday and we then fitted the solar hot water panel frame and pipework onto the new roof. The panel came with...

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Arduino Solar Logging Installed

Posted Saturday 26 May 2012 17:15 Page View Counter 5358

Following from Arduino based Solar PV and Hot water monitoring and logging posts the various hardware and parts of the software have been installed into the PV control cupboard and the new logging hardware and software is uploading data to one of my web...

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Click to view Arduino Solar Logging Update

Arduino Solar Logging Update

Posted Sunday 13 May 2012 23:06 Page View Counter 556

Following from Arduino based Solar PV and Hot water monitoring and logging post the various hardware and parts of the software have been installed, built and written. After two busy weekends working on the project the Arudino board is now sending sensor...

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Click to view Arduino Mains Water Pump Logging

Arduino Mains Water Pump Logging

Posted Sunday 13 May 2012 22:11 Page View Counter 487

As part of the solar hot water system (view other blog posts) we have been installing onto our home we wanted to be able to keep track of the time the solar water pump is running. To monitor the pump we decided to use a simple mains power supply...

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Click to view Arduino Mains Voltage and Current Logging

Arduino Mains Voltage and Current Logging

Posted Sunday 13 May 2012 22:02 Page View Counter 909

As part of the solar hot water system (view other blog posts) we have been installing onto our home we wanted to be able to keep track of the mains electric being used by the house. Based on the open source OpenEnergyMontor website we developed our...

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