Tatsuya Iwai
Published © GPL3+

Wildfire Scouting System

Lightning is one of the major causes of forest fires. This system logs lightning and drone will fly over the area and generate heat map.

IntermediateFull instructions providedOver 6 days1,246

Things used in this project

Hardware components

SparkFun AS3935 Lightning Detector
Core module of detecting lightning.
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GPS Module GYSFDMAXB
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PixyCam2
I have used a breakout board but you can wire by yourself.
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Melexis MLX90614 Infrared Sensor
×1
Adafruit MicroSD Socket
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NXP Arm Mbed LPC1768 Board
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Adafruit Monochrome 0.96" 128x64 OLED graphic display
×1
SparkFun RJ45 Ethernet MagJack-Compatible
×1
DC POWER JACK 2.1MM BARREL-TYPE PCB MOUNT
TaydaElectronics DC POWER JACK 2.1MM BARREL-TYPE PCB MOUNT
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TA4805BF 1A Three-Terminal Low-Dropout Voltage Regulator
×1
Coin Cell Battery CR2032
Coin Cell Battery CR2032
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Capacitor 47 µF
Capacitor 47 µF
This is optional. I used for GPS battery-backup
×2
Capacitor 100 nF
Capacitor 100 nF
×2
RDDRONE-FMUK66
NXP RDDRONE-FMUK66
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KIT-HGDRONEK66
NXP KIT-HGDRONEK66
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Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor, 0.33 µF
Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor, 0.33 µF
I used a ceramic capacitor but could be a generic one.
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SparkFun microB USB Breakout
SparkFun microB USB Breakout
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PPTC Resettable Fuse, Through Hole
PPTC Resettable Fuse, Through Hole
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Small Signal Diode, Switching
Small Signal Diode, Switching
Hold Current 0.75mA
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Small Signal Diode, Switching
Small Signal Diode, Switching
30V 200mA for switching MOSFET
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ON Semiconductor FDS4935A MOSFET 2P-CH 30V 7A
30V 1A for DC output
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Software apps and online services

Heroku Dynos
Heroku Dynos
Hosting Lightning Detector API and Web service
PlatformIO IDE
PlatformIO IDE
for C/C++ application development

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Wire Stripper & Cutter, 30-20 AWG / 0.25-0.81mm Capacity Wires
Wire Stripper & Cutter, 30-20 AWG / 0.25-0.81mm Capacity Wires
Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

Story

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Schematics

Schematic of Lightning Detector

Schematic of Fire Detector with Pixy2

Fire Detector by using Pixy2 Vision Sensor

Schematic of Fire Detector with MLX90614

Fire detector using MLX906 IR Thermometer

Code

Lightning Detector

This repository holds a lightning detector source code, which watches the events of lightning and post them to the API server.

Lightning Detector API and Maps

This repository holds lightning detector API, which provides web-based functions required for lightning detector, such as generate unique device ID at device registration, store device location, and store lightning log.

Fire Detector (Pixy2 with Arduino)

This repository holds source code of fire detector, using Pixy2 camera with Arduino Uno

Fire Detector (MLX90614 with LPC1768)

This repository holds source code of fire detector using MLX90614 IR Thermometer with mbed LPC1768 board.

Credits

Tatsuya Iwai

Tatsuya Iwai

1 project • 1 follower
Engineer at codeHead as programmer, manly develop web services and mobile apps for years. Prefer to build apps on small devices :)

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