Data Logging Options with the OpenLogger

Beyond the countless projects and systems that require data logging, there are times when just monitoring a system is desired. There could be an event that happens once a day that could provide valuable data, or even just once a week! Do you sit around and wait for it? You could, but that doesn’t sound like much fun.

GIF from here.

With the OpenLogger, you can set up a data logging system that can gather and store your data in a variety of ways. Not only can you connect the OpenLogger via USB cable, but you can also connect via Wi-Fi for mobile data logging opportunities. The OpenLogger connects to a browser based software interface called WaveForms Live with an available API. Oh yeah, and they are both open source!

Take your data logging to the mobile level. Picture from here.

Data logging can be monitored in real time on WaveForms Live, sent to your Cloud, or an on-board microSD card can store data for later analysis. Whatever floats your data boat! You get 8 data logging channels, 8 digital inputs and outputs, two power supplies, and one analog output at your disposal, giving you a plethora of options for system connectivity. Below is a screenshot from streaming the Logger Page in WaveForms Live, capturing some uneventful noise (I’m sure your data will be much more interesting). Notice the top bar that displays all data that has been collected. Right click and open in a new tab if you wish to see a larger version.

The OpenLogger and WaveForms Live is a low-cost, user friendly way to capture the data you are looking for.

Top view of the OpenLogger. Photo from Crowd Supply page here.

2 Comments on “Data Logging Options with the OpenLogger”

  1. The OpenLogger looks great, except logging to the SD card is of no use. There is no way to read the data from the SD that I have been able to find. Why is it not logging to a CSV file, like every other logger I have ever used? If I can’t use the logged data, this product is of no use and I will be returning.

    1. Hey Jim,
      I apologize for the frustration you’re experiencing with the logged data. We’ve been hearing similar issues on the Forum and have a solution in the works so the data is in a standard format and we can see what awesome applications you all come up with.

      I’ll publish a blog post when the solution is complete.

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