We love the outdoors but sometimes the weather gets in the way. If only you knew what the weather was instantly and more accurate than a phone app.
What it does
Our drone-mounted data logger can collect a wide variety of data; including humidity, temperature, pressure, altitude, and UV light radiation. It can attach to most remote controlled drones where you can fly it very high and have the data be beamed down instantly via radio.
How we built it
We first bought our parts online. Then we programmed the Arduinos while simultaneously putting together the hardware. At the end, we coded a Mac application to display the data in a sleek and easy-to-use interface.
Challenges we ran into
Throughout the build process,we ran into numerous problems. At first the drone was not working so we spent several hours fixing it. Next, we were having trouble connecting and programming the wireless transmitters and receivers. We spent countless hours getting the wireless devices to work, and we ended up having to use a new, different RF module. Lastly, it was very difficult to properly debug the code that interpreted the signals.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of making everything work in the end because nothing seemed to work in the beginning.
What we learned
We learned that not everything goes as it should in theory. We also learned about processing and improving our Arduino skills.
What's next for Drone data logger with RF
We want to try to add more/higher quality sensors and a better RF module with longer range and more responsiveness..