My first real-world onion project...
Showing off the beginnings of my first real-world onion based project. It's a monitor for a mobile sheet metal cutting machine which logs GPS location, vibration/shock, weight of steel, run time, and lengths cut. It also takes a photo of the machine operators via webcam which is sent along with all the sensor data to my webserver for the client to access real time from his head office. Interesting challenge and a steep learning curve! :)
That is cool as hell. And the only thing I did was create a "Magic 8-Ball" with mine...
you get extra points for shaping the proto boards in the shape of an omega2. thats a good bit of data to be sending from the field. you using some type of cellular ?
@Douglas-Kryder : LTE 4G mobile with a 2 GB data package. The photo's are 60kb each and the text data from sensors is around 100kb per hour - hardly a stretch! :)
The prototype that survived it's live test run inside the belly of the machine...
Next step - PCB layout...
@Paul-Cousins Awesome! Glad to see you're using the Proto Expansion, have to admit that we didn't think of plugging it in rotated by 180˚!
Thanks for sharing, can you give us some details on the GPS module (and other one for curiosity) ?
Thanks by advance,
This is awesome, I work in the control engineering world.
How did you manage to mount the Omega 2 on the breadboard/protoboard? I know the omega has 2mm pin spacing while most mounting platforms have 2.54 mm.
@Nicolas-Bernard the GPS module is the onion USB version - the others modules are arduino nano (to count encoder pulses from start up as omega takes too long to boot), accelerometer and real time clock
@Anurup-Kankanhalli thank you! :) the omega is on the expansion board and wired to veroboard from the onion proto board
After 7 months of R & D it's time to put the project into production. Boards arrived today and i am happier than a pig in...
The arduino dock really simplified the design for me and I now have a really awesome little programmable unit with a counter input, 2 analog/4-20ma inputs, 4 digital inputs, 2 fet outputs, RTC, RS485 port and an OLED for good measure.
The smaller piggyback board is ESP12 powered and has 4-20ma input, 2 digital inputs, one output, load cell amplifier, RTC and OLED
I have christened the board "IoT ONE" - hope you onioneers approve! :)