10/13/2021 at 18:02 •
In my last project log I posted some initial information about the sensorPhalanx PCB. I want to use this PCB with numerous light sensors as one of the environment sensors for my solar powered weather station solarSens.
Of course, I also need a suitable MCU to evaluate and distribute the measured data. This (ESP32) is placed on the solarSens PCB shown.
In addition to the MCU, there are numerous other components installed on it. These include a GSM or LoRa radio module, a solar MPPT charger, a possibility to use the connected solar cell as a pyranometer, a stepper motor driver for the correct alignment of the solar cell and many other features.
You can get a first rough overview on the pictures shown. :)
10/13/2021 at 17:51 •
In the last few weeks I have worked a little on the first version of the solarPhalanx PCB.
This PCB contains all kind of light related sensors, with which the brightness, radiation values and even the alignment of the weather station can be determined.
Unfortunately, due to the current shortage of chips, not all sensors are available. But there are definitely enough left for a first test. :)
A first overview of the available components can be seen in the picture below.