The Nano Logger Kit
|An Arduino Nano (right) plugs into the logging shield (left). The shield includes a clock and a microSD card.|
I bought a few of these data logging shields and this spring posted a few research notes at Public Lab about using them to record environmental data. It turns out to be a really convenient way to try different sensors in different configurations. Although the device is power hungry and doesn't last more than a few days on small batteries, it is great for handheld sensor data collection or for long term monitoring where mains power is available.
|These parts are included in the Nano Logger Kit. There is no soldering required -- just snap it all together and it starts logging barometric pressure and temperature data.|
If you order a Nano Data Logger, you can also add extra sensors to your order. That product page also has a neat little LCD monitor which will display the sensor data in real time while it is being logged to SD card. Some research notes at Public Lab show how to use the LCD display.
|Sensors (right) can be attached to the logger without soldering.|