Category Archives: DIY Arduino Datalogger

Instructions, circuit diagrams & code links for Arduino based data loggers that you can build on your own.

DIY Arduino ProMini Data Logger: 2016 Build Update

Its been almost a year since the last stand-alone logger tutorial, and I continue to receive questions from people adopting the platform in education settings.  That feedback makes it pretty clear that soldering is the biggest stumbling block for beginners, so I have reconfigured the build to use pre-made … Continue reading

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Using the Arduino UNO for Data Acquisition

I recently picked up a ADS1115 breakout board, and it was fairly easy to use that with the serial data plotting capability of the Arduino IDE. It’s not often that something works this well on the first try, and I thought I would post about using  the combination as a kind of … Continue reading

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Build your own Arduino Starter Kits for the Classroom

It’s August, and we’re assembling kits for another run of the instrumentation course.  Over time we have come to rely on 328p based microcontroller boards (aka: Arduinos) so I though I would post a list of the parts & materials we use to help others fire up their own classroom. More than … Continue reading

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Arduino UNO Datalogger for Complete Beginners (ie: no soldering)

Addendum 2017-02-20: This post is the first in a series of online tutorials that I’ve been working on to help teachers bootstrap their own Arduino based curriculum. The full set are listed at  How to Build an Arduino Data Logger which walks you through the most recent … Continue reading

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A DIY Arduino data logger: Build Instructions – Part 4 (Power Optimization)

The first three tutorials in this series show how to build a promini based data logger that should sleep around 0.25mA, depending on the quiescent current of your sensors and your μSD card. That will usually get you to at least 6 months of operating … Continue reading

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A DIY Arduino data logger: Build Instructions – Part 3 (Sensors & Housing)

Build Instructions – Part 3:  Sensors & Housing Note: This is the third tutorial in a series providing detailed build instructions for a DIY data logger based on a ProMini style Arduino board.  Part 1 of this series covered preparation of … Continue reading

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A DIY Arduino data logger: Build Instructions – Part 2 (Logger Platform Assembly)

Build Instructions Part 2:  Connecting core components on a logger platform Note: In Part 1 of this assembly guide we covered the preparation of the three main components being assembled here. If you have not seen that page yet you should probably start there. 1. On a 4” … Continue reading

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