Making a Wireless Pressure Sensor

I don’t own a weather station, nor do i intend to buy one, but i always did like the idea of having a pressure sensor. Now i have 🙂

This BMP085 based pressure sensor doesn’t only do pressure, but can also measure the temperature. Time to hook it up to a JeeNode!

Due to the fact that our plans for today had to be canceled by the bad weather, i had some extra time to test this Pressure Sensor. First i had to solder the 2nd JeeNode i bought last week, cause it was still unassembled in it’s plastic bag. Soldering a JeeNode is quite easy to do; it’s really hard to do something wrong… This time i left the RF12 radio off because i wanted to use one of my XBee modules to send the raw measured values. And i attached a battery holder, cause eventually this is my goal: a battery powered pressure sensor.

I installed the Ports library, uploaded the BMP085 demo sketch from the Ports Library examples  to the JeeNode and everything ran fine:

BMP 26265 39759 225 99390
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Next step will be adding code for the XBee and sleeping. To bad, time’s up for now… hopefully, later this evening i have some time left to finish this sensor.

JeeNodev4 with BMP085 Sensor

JeeNodev4 with BMP085 Sensor

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