I am a complete Noob to Arduino and coding. Can build the electronics if shown the layout of schematic, but do not know how to use or code microcontrollers. [pre]I need someone that can either modify the code from the existing instructables project in the first link or start from scratch. This is for personal use and I am willing to pay a reasonable fee for help. I would need the complete code and complete list of parts along with how to assemble the unit and get it ready for use. Or I can pay for all the parts and have you put it all together and ready to go. I need to grab simple analog data from different electronic equipment I have and log the location data with it. I have some links of ideas that are already done and could possibly be modified to do what I need. I have two specific types of needs. Currently, I have to write down the meter reading manually and the same with the GPS location. This then needs to be input manually again into Excel. This is a huge waste of time and I do not see why it is so difficult to gather data from one sensor or meter and simultaneously log the GPS coordinates. 1) I want a module I can put into my gas analyzer that takes the reading from the digital meter(most likely a voltage or frequency reading) and put that reading into a CSV or ascii file along with lat and long readings from an included GPS module. Here is what it needs to do: Have a GPS module with external antennae ability(Arduino or AdaFruit possible), data acquisition for simple analog signal capture from a sensor or meter, capture and write the location and meter reading to a single file, capture the reading on a single trigger(button push) event OR on a set time scale from 1 or more seconds per reading . Capture the reading to a SD card for transfer to a laptop later for input into Excel. Possible bluetooth or wifi module to stream the data to the laptop in real time. The data from the meter and GPS need to be read at the same time and put into one file. It would be helpful to have a display that allows me to change the capture parameters, ie. single event via a button push, or automatic log via a set time. 2) Have the same capability, but does not need to be as compact as I just need to get the reading into the laptop with Excel running and gathering the data from a GPS unit hooked up through a USB or serial port and maybe able to capture the sensor data from a small usb DAQ( data acquisition board). Here are some links:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Geo-Data-Logger-ArduinoGPSSDAccelerometer-to-l/ This one seems the easiest to possibly modify. I want to have the ability to take a single reading at a time via a push button or set the data logging via time, ie. once per second. The data could then be transferred on the fly or downloaded into Excel using PLX-DAQ from Parrallax.com.
This last one would need the GPS module added.
I would think it could be done by Arduino, Raspberry Pi or a combination.
I am willing to pay a reasonable amount for your help.