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Offline mihec

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Lightning detector "wanted"
« on: March 28, 2017, 05:09:36 PM »
I'd like to experiment with a lightning detector, preferably from Hobby Boards. If anyone has one spare or not in use, I'm interested to buy.

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[CLOSED] Re: Lightning detector "wanted"
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 06:38:35 AM »
Got the AS3935 sensor set and works nice :-)

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Re: Lightning detector "wanted"
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 09:44:21 AM »
Hi mihec

Sounds good, I'm interesting as well in the AS3935

Does it work with WD or RasPi or combination of those ?
Do you need only the basic print ?


Thanks so far !
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Re: Lightning detector "wanted"
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 08:40:57 PM »
I don't have much time right now to build it from scratch so I just bought a board on ebay (from playingwithfusion). I tried to use it with Arduino Nano but was not able to compile a design (my fault). I connected it to a RPi and it works almost out of the box. I just put everything to a box and mount it outdoors under the roof. I use a python script to read the strikes and log them to a file.
I wanted to suggest Brian to support it in WD but didn't want to bother him.
I ordered another module so I can play with it with Arduino. When I make it work, it would send the packets over the USB. I'm planning to use it on another location and compare performance. My #1 is located in a valley (cirque) surrounded by hills and mountains. It detects the strikes up to approximately 10-15 km (direction with no mountains). I plan to use #2 in a flat area.

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Re: Lightning detector "wanted"
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 09:01:19 PM »
Good job mihec  :D

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Re: Lightning detector "wanted"
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2017, 10:42:12 AM »
Thanks, I wish I had more time to work on the software part :(
Here are few outputs of today's night storm passing by the city. It was not passing over hence lower intensities. There were 79 strikes recorded.

 

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