Photovoltaic data logger – Part II

Introduction In this post, I will briefly describe the hardware component of the project I introduced in this Part I. First of all, I have chosen to use Arduino Mega [1] because it provides four hardware UART interfaces. I have allocated them as follows: UART0 (Serial): used for informative and debug messages that can be … Continue reading Photovoltaic data logger – Part II

Photovoltaic data logger – Part I

Introduction I have been thinking for a while about a simple project that would allow me to combine two different needs. On one hand, I would like to experiment with some kinds of technology that I have not had the chance to play with so far, specifically: The tools used to build an Internet of … Continue reading Photovoltaic data logger – Part I

The Arduino effect (in other words: why real programmers are disappearing)

Arduino phenomena has to be credited for getting a lot of people familiar with Electronics and embedded systems. These people would probably remain just curious about these things otherwise. Similarly, smart phones - either Android or iOS - allow to move first steps in the world of software application development in a relatively easy way. … Continue reading The Arduino effect (in other words: why real programmers are disappearing)