Links to Arduino-Related Documents
HERE is a link to a web page that discusses some electricity fundamentals needed to use Arduino
HERE is a link to a web page about using Arduino Uno microcontrollers and inexpensive sensors to monitor
particulates in the atmosphere. A "work in progress"!
Here is a link a document that gives equations and code for calculating solar positions with an Arduino
Uno. Despite the limited precision of its real number (floating point) arithmetic, the Arduino calculations
of solar elevation and azimuth as a function of location, date, and time agree to within less
than 0.002° with calculations
done in Excel, an application which supports "double precision" floating point arithmetic. The equations are
taken from Jean Meeus' classic book, Astronomical Algorithms. The calculations could be used to control
a two-axis solar tracker with an appropriate stepper motor and gearing arrangement. A text file containing the
code is HERE.
Arduino Uno and Solar Position Calculations by David R. Brooks is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Here is a link to David Brooks' new document, Arduino-Based Dataloggers: Hardware and Software.
This document shows how to build and program a four-channel 16-bit datalogger based on an Arduino microcontroller.
This datalogger is suitable for use with IESRE and other sensors, including some commercial pyranometers which
have a smaller voltage output than IESRE pyranometers. This logger also makes it possible to do a better job of monitoring
surface reflectance from dark surfaces with IESRE pyranometers used in pairs as upward- and downward-facing radiometers.
Data files are stored on an SD card. The cost of this project is roughly $75, which is much less than the cost of
commercial loggers with comparable resolution. This is Version 1.0 of this document, which undoubtedly
will be revised, corrected, and updated. However, this version
has been put online in response to a lot of recent interest in such a project. As always,
your comments, suggestions, and questions are welcome!
A link to all the sketches listed in this document is available HERE.
Arduino-Based Dataloggers: Hardware and Software by David R. Brooks is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.