[nSLUG] Inexpensive decibel meter for a project?

Joel Maxuel j.maxuel at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 14:06:37 AST 2015


Thanks George,
I will have to look these sites up, even if it is not a good fit for this
project, maybe something to play with down the road.


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Cheers,
Joel Maxuel

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 - Ronan Harris / Mark Jackson

On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 1:55 PM, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com>
wrote:

> There is a new industry creating low-power bluetooth sensors that run for
> months off a CR2032 or AAA battery.  Parrot (French company that also makes
> UAV's) makes a light+temperature+moisture sensor for plants.
> http://www.elinux.org/RPi_Bluetooth_LE discusses Bluetooth LE, but with
> wireless you might be able to record
> data on a system located in a secure area.
>
> Tessle.io has a modular USB-based system with a range of sensors with
> linux support, including an "ambient" sensor for light and sound.
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 12:05 PM, Joel Maxuel <j.maxuel at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Good afternoon,
>>
>> I thought I may had the solution to this, but now it's time for me to ask
>> around....
>>
>> I volunteered for a project at work in one of the nursing units, to
>> measure noise pollution, and maybe even light pollution, over a given night
>> (exported into say, a CSV/XML spreadsheet), at a patients bedside.  I
>> figured a Raspberry Pi would be up to the job for that, but apparently not:
>>
>> http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=18014&p=179448
>>
>> The budget is in the $100 range, mostly because we don't want a device
>> people could just walk off with (which is why a phone app isn't looking
>> like a good option right now).
>>
>> Does anyone have any suggestions on what would work, bonus points being
>> open source?  Much appreciated.
>>
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>> Cheers,
>> Joel Maxuel
>>
>> "One should strive to achieve, not sit in bitter regret."
>>  - Ronan Harris / Mark Jackson
>>
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