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Motivation 2 – Gathering Measured Data

A project log for SENSEation

Modular sensing platform for research

Mario FreiMario Frei 07/16/2018 at 08:070 Comments

There are two options for gathering measured data from remote locations: data loggers and sensor networks. Below, I listed my impressions on some of the solutions and their pros and cons. Some of the impressions outlined lead to the decision to start a new wireless sensor framework, and some of the impressions were gathered during the development.

Despite the plethora of papers on WSNs, I could not find a framework that is truly open source and simple enough that I would dare to tinker with it. This led me to think that there is a niche for a simple and modular framework for remote measurements. Although our research field is buildings, I could imagine that it could be used in other fields.

I would like to mention two academic data logger projects, which inspired me to publish our work on GitHub and on hackaday.io:

Both provide source files, build instructions and tutorials. Check them out!

If there is a modular open-source framework for remote measurements that I am not aware of, let me know in the comments.

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