Sensing Systems Project (4)

Since last time I haven’t been able to successfully find a way of monitoring the battery life left in the arduino. This weeks development focus is finding a way of┬á exporting the sensing information from the user interface into a comma separated values format. This will mean results can be drawn from and measured in an effective way. It also means that this data can be manipulated into a graphic form.

Thanks for keeping up with my project!

Tom Atkinson ­čÖé


Sensing System Project Diary (3)

This week I have been working on the functionality of the mobile application. This has included sending a text alert to a hard coded number with the sensing information. I have also added some persistence to the application that holds the sensor values, clears the values. Next week I plan on finding a way to hopefully measure the battery life of the arduino system and display that value separately.

Iot Sensing system project diary

I have made a lot of progress since last week on the project. After getting the main sensors setup for the arduino I have been working on the android application. Last week I have been focusing on the android application made to communicate and monitor the sensing system.

I have added a blue tooth module to the arduino that allows values to be exchanged between the arduino and a mobile device. I Have also been able to add some functionality to the application. So far I have added an email function to the application that allows the values sent from the ardunio to be parsed and shared in a number of formats. I have also used location sensors from the android device to capture my location at the time of monitoring the device.

Next week I will be working more with persistence and having a way of storing values on the physical memory of a device.

Thanks for reading!

IOT Sensing Project Diary

Hello, it’s been a long while since I have posted so I have decided to give a quick summary on a project I have been working on.

I have been working on the past week on an arduio sensing system. so far the project takes readings from the sensors and prints the value to the console. I plan on having a mobile application that controls the application as well as a web server that passes values across a web interface as well.

So far I have implemented a heat and humidity sensor, a light sensor and a water detection sensor, the next step will be adding a Bluetooth module so I can communicate to a Bluetooth terminal application.

Thanks for reading guys if you want me to write a quick tutorial on this please comment!

Doing my best

I’m staring at my screen the site I’m building looks plain verging on a dreaded 90s vibe. The main welcome image is off kilter and I can’t put a logo on the nav bar.

I’m stressed, frustrated and struggling. I’m doubting that I can pull this simple site off for my friend. I feel stupid and unskilled and I’ll never make it as a Web developer.


I’m excited, my boundaries are being pushed and I’m learning. Yes the site will probably be simple, yes the site may be ugly, yes it might be only front-end. But this will be the first website I will be paid for, marking a monumental moment in my four years of software development. I just have to grind through and keep my head up!

Fear is good, Keep on pushing those boundaries guys!