Wireless Open Weather (WOW)

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The aim of this project is to provide a device capable of collecting data from various sensors and send such data on the internet, so that you can view with different client.

The data collect is fundamental for research activity and for to have large amounts of data, so that immediately brings many benefits.

Through telecommunication technologies and devices can have a good battery outdoor, you can communicate different data remotely to as many clients.

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Wireless Open Weather (WOW)

  1. 1. Arduino Weather Project Open source meets weather Mirko Mancin - Università degli Studi di Parma http://mancio.myds.me/
  2. 2. Introduction ● The aim of this project is to provide a device capable of collecting data from various sensors and send such data on the internet, so that you can view with different client. ● The data collect is fundamental for research activity and for to have large amounts of data, so that immediately brings many benefits. ● Through telecommunication technologies and devices can have a good battery outdoor, you can communicate different data remotely to as many clients. Mirko Mancin - Università degli Studi di Parma http://mancio.myds.me/
  3. 3. Related works ● “A weather station is a facility, either on land or sea, with instruments and equipment for measuring atmospheric conditions to provide information for weather forecasts and to study the weather and climate.” (Wikipedia) Davis station Oregon Scientific station Mirko Mancin - Università degli Studi di Parma http://mancio.myds.me/ The sensors present in the classical meteorological stations: Thermometer for measuring the temperature; Barometer to measure the air pressure; Hygrometer to measure the humidity in the air; Anemometer to measure the wind speed; Wind vane to measure wind direction; Rain gauge to measure the amount of rain fall.
  4. 4. Open Source and Open Hardware ● Commodity Hardware = simple hardware, affordable and easily available ● Open Hardware = Open Source Hardware ● The need for devices that are not ad hoc but adaptable for any project. ● Publication of the project hardware, including diagrams, list of materials, data layout of the printed circuit board and the software to interact with the hardware itself. Mirko Mancin - Università degli Studi di Parma http://mancio.myds.me/
  5. 5. Open Source and Open Hardware Raspbeerry PI 3D printer RepRap Mirko Mancin - Università degli Studi di Parma http://mancio.myds.me/
  6. 6. Arduino Italian project born on 2008. It is a platform based on a microcontroller board and a simple IDE that implement the programming language Processing/Wiring. Projects that can be implemented: ● Musical instrumental ● Games ● Education ● Healt ● etc Mirko Mancin - Università degli Studi di Parma http://mancio.myds.me/
  7. 7. The project ● The idea is to create a weather station versatile, open source and commodity hardware so that everyone is able to create their own ad-hoc station. ● Weather hacking Mirko Mancin - Università degli Studi di Parma http://mancio.myds.me/
  8. 8. Scenarios Single station for monitoring an “isolated” point. Several nodes that monitor a relatively small area
  9. 9. Single station Master Sensing Serial connection (rs232, xbee, ecc) Slave Listening on rs232 for data to send over GSM/WiFi Internet Arduino Mini + Grove Shield Arduino Mini + Arduino GSM/WiFi Shield Mirko Mancin - Università degli Studi di Parma http://mancio.myds.me/
  10. 10. Single station The master collects data from various sensors. When the data is ready, the slave is switched on (to improve fuel economy is off the slave which is what consumes more power), the data is sent on the serial and then send via GSM/WiFi. If the data is not sent, it cached and it sent to the next posting. After the cycle, turn off the slave. In this case both devices are arranged in a single enclosure, battery-operated with any solar panel. Configuration suitable for outdoor stations. it is possible a remote configuration: when the slave is access requires a configuration file to a particular host, according to it adjusting the different parameters of the master and of itself (ie the duty cycle of dispatch, etc.). Mirko Mancin - Università degli Studi di Parma http://mancio.myds.me/
  11. 11. Multi sensors Node1 Sensing Xbee connection Listener Listening with Xbee for data to send over GSM/WiFi Internet Arduino Mini + Grove Shield + Xbee RPi + GSM/WiFi USB stick Xbee connection NodeN Sensing Mirko Mancin - Università degli Studi di Parma http://mancio.myds.me/
  12. 12. Multi sensors The different nodes collect data from different sensors. When the data is ready, the data is sent with xbee and then send via GSM / WiFi. If the data is not sent, it cached and it sent to the next posting. In this case, the listener is running on 220v because it must always be listening to the different nodes. Mirko Mancin - Università degli Studi di Parma http://mancio.myds.me/
  13. 13. The project In both cases, the master/node device is configured the same way: ● Arduino mini (or similar) used as a microcontroller ● Grove shield (or other standard) to allow the engagement facilitated by any sensor ● TxRx or serial communication with xbee Make a board that integrates these three features and let it go into low-power efficiently (for outdoor applications). The release on the side of sending of this board, brings different benefits because you can then integrate this card in different contexts (if any wifi card connected it to a slave that sends out wifi, if present on the Ethernet interface, etc.). Mirko Mancin - Università degli Studi di Parma http://mancio.myds.me/
  14. 14. User interface ● The data, when it is stored on the server, it will be available on the web and viewable via a client (desktop or mobile). Mirko Mancin - Università degli Studi di Parma http://mancio.myds.me/
  15. 15. Future works ● Construction of an open board ad-hoc data collection (to optimize fuel consumption and customize the project) ● Achieve the look multisensor through advanced technologies (802.15.4 network or 802.11s) to improve the discovery of the sensors and the end- user experience. Mirko Mancin - Università degli Studi di Parma http://mancio.myds.me/

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