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A project log for Low Power High Accuracy Weather Station

'Professional' wind instruments are mounted high on a pole in an exposed location with LoRa data transmission

Tegwyn☠TwmffatTegwyn☠Twmffat 03/07/2019 at 11:070 Comments

After a few weeks of running the weather station close to my office, I was able to find out what might be causing it to crash so often. Well, actually, whatever I did in the code made no difference and the crash seemed to be entirely random. This could only mean that there was a problem with the track routing on the PCB, so the design was improved to give logical precedence to the wind instrument data lines, particularly the anemometer, which carries a pulse:

Rebuilding the PCB also gave me the opportunity to incorporate a simple watchdog circuit which would reset the MCU after a crash. 

Fortunately, after the rebuild, the frequency of crashes diminished to greater than 3 days. Next step is to implement the watch dog.

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