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Remote Year- Weather data by PureModule's BME280 sensor

posted Jun 7, 2017, 5:11 AM by Michael Rodriguez
Greetings from Bulgaria! 

I am currently 3 months into an amazing journey known as Remote Year (www.remoteyear.com). In short, RemoteYear is a travel program for remote workers where you travel to 12 cities in 12 months with a group of 60 other like-minded individuals. 

It has been my pleasure developing firmware for PureModules (www.puremodules.com), a solder-less modular sensor system. One of the most convenient thing about PureModules is the portability (each sensor is about the size of a quarter). This lends well to travel.  I have been traveling with PureModules and collecting weather data using the BME280 Environmental Sensor. Below is a compiled map of the gathered data as well as a quick guide on how its made. 

Remoteyear- Bme280 Map



How its Made:

The PureModule's SuperSensor has a BME280 (shown below) sensor capable of measuring Temperature, Humidity, Pressure and Elevation. 


The CoreModule's (white board above) nrf52 has BLE capability which allows this CoreModule-SuperSensor system to communicate with smartphone applications. I have created a Quick-start guide that describes the steps needed to display data on our PureModules Android application. 

The data from the Android application is parsed into a .csv file which is then compiled into a Google sheet. The map above uses the compiled Google sheet to place the markers and display the data. 

I hope you enjoy the map and also enjoy PureModules!

I am looking forward to seeing what you will build with them.

Michael
Firmware Engineer
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