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Battery Gauge

A project log for Insulin Minder

Helps keep track of how hot or cold my insulin has gotten and when I last had an injection. Great for the absent minded diabetic!

Linus DillonLinus Dillon 01/13/2015 at 12:410 Comments

Small bit of progress. After the solder rework station turned up I set about desoldering the regulator and one of the Schottky diodes (MUCH easier this time around). However this has still not reduced the power consumption below 0.15mA. I have one more idea to try before just accepting the 40 day or so battery life.

I am now however happy to run everything off the battery, so the project is at least mobile now (albeit still on a breadboard).

I've also spent a bit more time on the software. The ability to log fresh insulin (and hence clear the min/max temperatures) is in, along with a battery gauge page (although I'd like to add a small battery indicator to the default page too).

I'll post pictures or a video when I can. Git repository has been updated.

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