The Backwoods Logger is a programmable graphing altimeter / thermometer, developed and documented here at Big Mess o’ Wires. Today is a big day for the Logger: I’m re-launching it as a formal open hardware project, and also offering a small test run of pre-assembled Backwoods Logger Mini units for sale. After corresponding with many enthusiastic people over the past months, I’m convinced there’s a community of Logger-heads out there that’s bigger than just me. My goal is to bring together people who are merely curious about the Backwoods Logger, or are interested in buying a prebuilt Logger, or have already built their own Logger, or are interested in making improvements to the existing Logger software and hardware.
Re-launching the Backwoods Logger as an open hardware project means it will no longer be a personal endeavor developed solely by me, but a collobarative effort that welcomes involvment from everyone. The project is hosted at Google Code: check out the new Backwoods Logger project page. All the source code, schematics, and other design files are there. And if you’re interested, please consider joining the project.
I’ve also created a Backwoods Logger discussion mailing list, intended for questions, ideas, or any other conversation about the Logger. The list is public and is hosted by Google Groups, and you can join or leave the list at any time via the group settings page. Membership in the discussion list is separate from membership in the Google Code project, and everyone’s welcome to join the mailing list regardless of whether they’re project developers or just curious about what’s happening in Logger Land.
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