I am heavily involved in the data logger/acquisition industry but I feel that its missing something, and that would be an open source data logger. The issue I come across is pricing, I deal with customers all over the world and find that 90% of my clients (mostly educational) just don’t have the budget for an easy to use, compact data logger, any stand alone unit with 8 channels is going to cost a minimum of $500, add the software, cable, etc…soon gets out of hand.
So I was thinking that an open source logger based on the Arduino could be an ideal solution, the biggest issue would be having something easy to use for the end user, a nice front end on the software, but allow the more technical to make modifications for the odd sensor.
I would even be prepared to start some sort of contest to kick start this project, throw in some prizes to generate some interest.
Anyone feel that this would be worthwhile?