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Author Topic: Sheevaplug Tide Gauge  (Read 3268 times)

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« on: August 01, 2009, 07:29:36 AM »

With almost no Linux background I have managed to use the Sheevaplug in a tide gauge system.  The web site can be viewed at http://summersea.dyndns.org

If there is any interest I will consider writing a wiki.  The components include:

Sheevaplug with alpha-6
Maxbotix WR1 MB7040 ultrasonic range finder - http://www.maxbotix.com/MB7060__XL-MaxSonar-WR1.html
USB to Serial Adapter - http://serialio.com/products/adaptors/usb_serial.php
16 GB SDHC card (bigger than needed)
Thermd software - http://www.klein.com/thermd/ with required CPAN perl modules that were installed using a trial-and-error combination of apt-get and CPAN
lighttpd (I broke apache2 cgi somehow and could not get it to work)

Wireless - possibly zigbee with remote sensor sleep circuitry and solar power would be a nice add-on but I am not sure I am ready to take that step.  Thermd is a great piece of software that can be used to measure all sorts of environmental conditions.

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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2009, 08:49:12 AM »

That's really quite impressive.  Thanks for sharing your project with us, and congratulations on your success!

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009, 01:24:22 PM »

Mawrob, Very useful and impressive!  How long did this take you?

Because of the variety of unusual items you have used in your project, it would be helpful to others to implement similar or related projects.  I urge you to make a Wiki page at your convenience.  Thank you! 

Cordially, CqCn

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