For the Danube River journey after Ars Electronica we're designing a 'box' which sends information of the vessel (GPS, pressure, temperature, humidity) to Pachube so people could observe our conditions online. Data logging is also very beneficial for our research in Nomadic_Ecosystem and Energy_Animal!
The source code of hi-ve is now made public and open on source forge.
the address is here:
its development svn can be accessed with the following commands.
svn co https://hi-ve.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/hi-ve hi-ve
We will put up the hi-ve executables for download very shortly.
Here are some notes of the current design direction of the 'data log box'
Please comment if you have any good insights on any of these mentioned below.
-USB Weather Board $124.95 (barometric pressure, ambient light sensor, humidity sensor, temperature)
-GPS (position, speed, altitude, date, time) already have
-Memsic 2125 Accelerometer $29.99
Interfacing the above - Estimate 3 days
-Xbee $32 (for communication with vessels in vicinity 1.6km if Xbee Pro, 90m with standard Xbee)
- GM862 Cellular Quad Band Module £78.70
-Information sent to Pachube using Serial2Mobile library
-Motorola C168i $10
(HELP NEEDED : Has anyone managed to work with sending SMS messages from Arduino in Europe/UK? Especially with Motorolla C168i, which is mentioned in the example above?)
-Mobile phone Interface - Estimate 7 days
-Xbee Interface - Estimate 3 days
Solar Powered, Self Sufficient Arduino + charge the mobile? 65.00EUR
-Build - Estimate 2 days
- GM862 Cellular Quad Band Module
Wireless + Arduino
SD Card Shield