Been wanting to get this to working for years. Finally took the time to hookup and try it out.! Worked first time (once I got the wiring correct).
Now have to wait for a spring storm to test (sigh).
Updated layout, and tested. Sensor allows for a 40 miles distance detection of Lightning or related electrical noise for an approaching storm.
UPDATE: Spent the afternoon tracking storms across South Florida. System reported Kilometers, which I added a conversion to American Standard Miles. Worked very nicely.
Since the clerks at work do me a lot of favors I wanted to something nice for them. Build a desktop flower, controlled either by the computer or sensors in the flower or flower pot. For this I looked into the Teensy 2.0, costing less than $15, it is with our companies restriction on gift prices ($25).
Basically the Teensy, is a tiny Arduino. Easy to program and wire into projects. Allowing for smart projects.
New project in the works. Push a Raspberry Pi to its breaking point.
We want to develop a mobile web server to host communications between both the PIFACE and Arduino that would grant access to users from either a closed network or the Internet. Act as a Mobile Media Server using PLEX, a Mobile WIFI hot spot, serving shared files and lastly a Mobile Web Camera using a Raspberry Pi Camera Module.
Specs so far:
- Raspberry Pi Model B
- 32 gb SIM for OS
- 32 gb Thumb drive for media storage
- PiFace control board
- Plans to add Battery and Charger
- Solar Battery Charger
- LiveCode Server
Services Already working:
- Jabber – iChat
- PHP – Web Server