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    Flight Data Recorder

    This Arduino based project will let you record up to 7 analog voltages with an easily changed sample rate. Sample every second and run for 2 1/4 hours. Sample every 60 seconds and run for 75 hours.

    Both hardware and software details are provided including the artwork for the board, parts list, hardware test plan, and the software as a text file.

    The software is an example of "defensive programming". Errors generated by software bugs and hardware faults are detected, recorded, and reported. High-level status is visible by counting flashes on an LED. Details come via the USB interface. Furthermore, the software is able to automatically recover from power disruptions with no loss of recorded data.

    If you are interested, please see

    for the software description:
    https://rick.sparber.org/FlightDataR...escription.pdf

    for the hardware description: https://rick.sparber.org/FlightDataR...escription.pdf

    for the code as a text file (must change to .ino to use):
    https://rick.sparber.org/FDR.txt


    Your comments are welcome. All of us are smarter than any one of us.


    Thanks,

    Rick
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    Rick:I can't find an Arduino board called a Pro Micro in the board list. I believe this to be a ATmega168 micro controller type.
    Per the IDE, I get this text when compiling your code:
    Is there some library the needs to be changed?
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    The Pro Micro is a Sparkfun product. If you do a search, you will find docs on their site that tell you what IDE settings and libraries to use. Let me know if you have any trouble.

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    From Sparkfun page for Pro Micro, it points at a ATmega32U4. I looked up Arduino ATmega32U4 processor type to find this is a Leonardo Arduino. Setting that board type, it compiles without errors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metric_taper View Post
    From Sparkfun page for Pro Micro, it points at a ATmega32U4. I looked up Arduino ATmega32U4 processor type to find this is a Leonardo Arduino. Setting that board type, it compiles without errors.
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    Bravo!

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    Thanks Rick! We've added your Data Recorder to our Electronics category, as well as to your builder page: Rick's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Very cool project, I can see many uses for it, Thanks!


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