Weather Station Team01

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Team members: Karre Nitin,Manoj Kumar,Sadwith gogula

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00 Executive Summary
00 Installation Instructions 
00 User Instructions
00 Highlights
00 Theory of Operation
00 Work Breakdown
00 Future Work
00 Conclusions
00 Demo
00 Not Late
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Executive Summary

This project involves setting up sensors of different kind around our campus (IIT Mandi) and collecting the data for further analysis. The sensors are of various kinds like temperature, pressure, altitude, anemometer, rainfall, gas sensors. There will be multiple sensors of each type , collecting data after every few minutes and then going off to sleep. The data collected by sensors is send to a server over WiFi and most reasonable values are selected and graph plots are displayed over the internet on a website or web-portal.

A simple prototype has been built that has been gathering temperature and pressure data on a Beagle Bone and logging the data on a separate server since 18-Aug-2015 by Mr.Mark. The current data can be seen here.

The data received from different sensors widely differ from the actual values.

Packaging

Sensors we used are Temperature and humidity sensor(SHIT15)

Dallas Temperature sensor(DS18B20)

Altitude and pressure sensor(mpl3115a2)

wifi module(esp8266)

Temperature and humidity sensor(HIH6130)

Infrared temperature sensor

Hydrogen sensor (HQ 8)

Methane sensor(HQ 4)

Temperature and humidity sensor(SHIT15), Dallas Temperature sensor(DS18B20), Altitude and pressure sensor(mpl3115a2), wifi module(esp8266),Temperature and humidity sensor(HIH6130),Infrared temperature sensor, all are well protected we cannot add some outer packing to them because when we tried doing this it was giving us wrong values,eg SHIT15 was giving raised temperature inside the packing.The extra packing which we could only give was keeping all the sensors in a box and making the main sensing equipment exposing out to the environment.

Installation Instructions

Our project git repo.

This where you get what all we have done for our project setting up. If you are using the bone for the first time, refer the Beginner's Guide for detailed instructions on how to setup your Beaglebone,


1. Setting up Proxy (Skip this step if you have a direct connection to the internet)

Any installation or downloads are done via the proxy server, so remember to set the proxy in your BeagleBone(after you install Debian) and host machine. Add the following lines in /etc/environment

http_proxy="http://10.8.0.1:8080"
https_proxy="http://10.8.0.1:8080"

This is the proxy server in IIT Mandi. Set it to point to the proxy server of your university.


2. Installing Debian
This project uses a BeagleBone Black running Debian Wheezy. For instructions on how to install, follow the instructions here


3. Installing required Modules
For cloud connectivity, install the 'require' module on the host by running

npm install -g require


That is what is required for starting up

User Instructions

The project we have done has some future aspects also so,we have done in mind of that so what we can give is what we have done in making up the sensors work with beagle bone.

Follow these steps, and you're all set!

  • To get your Beaglebone talking to the web through your computer, refer this link tutorial. Some of these steps are repeated everytime you restart your host. If you have a supported WiFi dongle,memorycard,or any other instrument useful for the making these sensors working please plug them up . Refer this link for WiFi setup instructions.
  • Wiring diagrams, connections, and source code for this project is available at https://github.com/bandarimanojkumar/team1_sensor

you can also find java script codes for wiring up and running up the sensors

Highlights

  • The sensors are placed all over anywhere to get ideal values.
  • The sensors which we are using have very less power consumption.
  • They are easily portable my meaning they occupy very less space,thereby not giving much problem for us.
  • The main advantage is that these values what we are getting are periodically updated in the phant server from where we can take the values and use them and set up a plot for our data and have a statistical data .

Theory of Operation

This information will be provided in future as our project is in beginning stage

Work Breakdown

This information will be provided in future as our project is in beginning stage

Future Work

  • To learn to use various sensors with beagle bone
  • To use WiFi module to connect all sensors together
  • To choose ideal locations to place the sensors
  • To choose a correct method to analyse the data received from all sensors

Conclusions

Its just a beginning ........



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