[TriEmbed] GPRS Sensor Trial at Umstead Park

William Cox gallamine at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 09:07:05 CDT 2014


Nice dashboard! What does the map indicate?

On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 8:42 AM, Shane Trent <shanedtrent at gmail.com> wrote:

> Chip,
>
> The monitoring looks great. You have made fantastic progress in one year!
> Nice work on the cool project(s). I look forward to hearing more updates
> about your projects. I am particularly interested in advances in extending
> battery life and choices on your wireless data (ISP, antenna, module, etc.)
> as your product matures. I also enjoy hearing about your experiences in
> taking the project out into the world, interacting with people and dealing
> with real-world operating conditions.
>
> Shane
>
> On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 9:18 AM, Charles McClelland <chip at mcclellands.org>
> wrote:
>
>> To all,
>>
>> The Superintendent at Umstead park agreed to let me place my traffic
>> counter on the Route 70 entrance to the park.  The sensor “feels” the
>> vibrations on the pneumatic tube when cars drive over it.  Since I can
>> simply attach my sensor to the outside of the tube, this test does not
>> interfere with their counter.  If this test is successful, the connected
>> sensor could relieve them of having to drive 30 miles each day to check and
>> reset their counters.  It could also provide more granular and accurate
>> data.
>>
>> I am not sure how many days I might leave this test running (need a
>> bigger battery than the 2000mAH LiPo) so take a look at
>> www.mcclellands.org to see what the data looks like.
>>
>> BTW, this month marks the one year anniversary of my 1st Triembed meeting
>> and getting my 1st Arduino.  Thank you all for your patience, advice and
>> encouragement.
>>
>> Chip
>>
>>
>>
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