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Light and Temperature Logger
Adapted from S. Monk, The TAB Book of Arduino Projects: 36 Things to Make with Shields and Proto Shields, McGraw-Hill Education, 2014
Environmental research often involves the use of data loggers to record data at regular intervals over a period of time. Most data loggers are based on digital processors, and can be fairly expensive, but you can build your own. This project uses a microcontroller board (an Arduino Uno) and some extra components soldered onto a prototyping shield (protoshield) to allow you to log temperature and light readings for environmental monitoring purposes, and send them to your computer. When you have finished logging, you can import the data into a spreadsheet to display or analyze them.
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