Tuesday, June 30, 2015

83: Battery Backup Correction
** revised 7/16/15 **

See http://dicks-arduino-nano.blogspot.com/, post 16.

As I am wont to do, I posted without enough testing. Hopefully, corrected now. I'm surprised (shocked?) at how little interest there is in this topic. Anyway, the setup pictured only works if the USB out draws less than 500mV. None of my Nano test setups take this little -- nor does my Particle Core. So regardless of 5V USB input the the system fails when the battery runs down (USB output drops to 4.1V).

Saturday, June 13, 2015

82: Soil Moisture Sensor

These things need analog. So I'll read it through the ether (wifi) from a Particle Core (like Arduino Mega with built-in Cloud access). See my Arduino/Particle blog post 15.