Hi to all!
This is my first post here, and I'm also new on using Arduino. Been reading lot's of posts and I must say this is a great forum.
Here is my idea, I want to measure wind speed and direction and send it to my Web server (internet address) to make it feel real-time. (I can send it every minute or so... not sure what'd be better considering power consumption).
To achieve this, I have already identified these modules to use.
- Weather Station from SparkFun: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8942
- Arduino GSM Shield : http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoGSMShield
- Arduino Uno.
The problem I'm having is to determine if this can work on battery + solar charger and if this is possible what would be the best battery, solar and charger to use. I read that the GSM shield can take up to 1000mA...Also I'm not sure how much does the weather station can take, but I guess its almost zero compared to the GSM Shield.
Any help on how to power up this or configuration would be great!
Thanks for your help! :)