This project was to build a data logger out of a Raspberry Pi 3. The scope of the project was open as far as the configuration and parameters that needed to be logged. The Raspberry Pi 3 was equipped with a UBLOX GPS module and SenseHAT. The UBLOX GPS module provided longitude, latitude, and velocity. The SenseHAT provided temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and acceleration.
The Pi was setup to log these parameters on boot rather than having to manually open the script. This eliminated the need to use a monitor with the device. The joystick on the SenseHAT was setup to start and stop the data recording. A joystick command was also used to provide a shutdown command to avoid SD card corruption from improper power removal from the device.
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