September 06, 2012

Incredibly fast prototyping with Arduino and open-source hardware

 Environmental technology consultant Anthony Jones participated in a rapid prototyping event with a group of strangers, whose goal was to create a system to monitor and publish weather variables. In his words:

Our goal was to demonstrate a low cost platform for high quality sensing applications by putting together a complete experiment that measured temperature, humidity and light levels of a series of test chambers with different roofing colours and levels of insulation and then to publish that data up to the internet so that it could be queried and visualised via a webservices interface. 

And as expected, the project was a complete success, and documented in the following video:

It is success stories like these that demonstrate how quickly and successful projects based around open-source hardware can be - and that Arduino is not just for hobbyists and tinkerers. For more information, visit Steve's webpage here. And we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

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