I took the little guy out for a supplies run this morning and then overlayed the trip onto Google Maps. I think it’s ready to be handed off to Javier, Seth and Melissa on Monday.
I found a neat rechargeable 1200mAh battery for testing at Walmart (it’s meant for an RC car that shoots BB’s) for about $20 with charger; it’s a 6-cell 7.2v Ni-MH unit that takes 4 hours to recharge.
Using the Sharp dust sensor, I got Particle Sniffer to collect GPS and particle data.
Connecting a USB stick to a microcontroller is not trivial; there are lots of bare-bones USB host implementations out there that seem attractive on the surface.
I decided to be proactive and start building a Sniffer platform. First on the agenda was GPS; I found an excellent GPS parser and built an Arduino sketch that logs data from any GPS module. Next, I want to add SD card writing. After that, we can add Mingus Dyne’s sensors and specify the data …