Friday, September 8, 2017

Cabin Pi

For our first public project, FPHI is working on the creation of an off the grid cabin monitoring system. At it's core, a Raspberry Pi 3 will monitor environmental and cabin systems and make the information available to the public.

Here's the current plan.

Environmental inputs:

  • Interior Temperature
  • Exterior Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Barometric Pressure
System Input:
  • From the charge controller, read the solar cell and battery levels
  • Monitor the power consumption of the Pi itself
  • Write the collected data to a remote InfluxDB, for rendering with Grafana.
  • Take occasional pictures (using the Pi Cam) and post to "the cloud".
  • Use a cellular modem to transfer data out and provide remote shell capability

So that's the nutshell summary. We'll use this space to record the difficulties in achieving these goals.

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