Our latest project — code named Zeus — is a ruggedized “Internet of Things” device that can monitor a wide variety of environmental conditions (i.e. temperature, humidity, remote moisture, ambient light, and liquid/fluid levels). This design is battery powered and solar recharged, meaning that it can stay in the field basically indefinitely, collecting data and controlling a wide variety of other devices. Each sensor on Zeus is periodically sampled, with its data sent via the built-in WiFi radio to the cloud for data analytics and data mining.
This particular unit has spent the last few weeks in a particularly nasty Minnesota “spring” (if one can call it that). Last Friday, we had eight inches of heavy wet snow that pretty much buried this unit.
As you can see, Zeus never missed a beat.