Processor and Sensors
Rather than re-inventing the wheel seeking a one-size-fits-all type of solution, the kit will be designed around the existing, modular set of electronic development boards known as WeMos. These boards provide an inexpensive platform for rapidly integrating hardware and software using the very capable ESP8266 SoC. The WeMos family of boards includes a series of breakout boards for a big assortment of sensors, flash memory storage, and rechargeable power.
Although several off-the-shelf Solar Power solutions exist, it's often left to the user to figure out the intricacies of integrating it into their instrumentation. This is particularly difficult when operating in outdoor environments where data collection systems need to operate reliably under varying weather conditions.
Our design includes an injection molded enclosure...