Parts are in. Will send PCB to production tonight. Should be available in a week or two.
Working on the driver now.
Couple of questions:
-Not sure if I have to add more lables for the socket. It should work with SoftwareI2C too.
-I am exposing only 6 (used) pins on the top IDC (for non-Gadgeteer folks). Would that be ok or should I put all 10?
-Let me know if anybody interested in this module.
@ ianlee74 - #3
@ Justin - It is based on the dedicated Franklin Lightning Sensor IC (AS3935)
Lightning Detector warns of lightning storm activity within a radius of 40km
Distance estimation to the head of the storm down to 1km in 14 steps
Detects both cloud-to-ground and intra-cloud (cloud-to-cloud) flashes
Embedded man-made disturber rejection algorithm
Programmable detection levels enable threshold setting for optimal controls
SPI and I²C interface is used for control and register reading
Antenna Tuning to compensate variations of the external components
Supply voltage range 2.4V to 5.5V
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A lightning emulator? Now that sounds interesting. A Tesla coil or Van der Graaf generator perhaps? You gotta make a video if it’s anything that makes visible sparks
@ Justin - Lightning produces very distinct noises at roughly 40-60 Hz that can be heard from a very simple radio from a long distance. The trouble is there is a lot of man made noise at that freq, primarily power line hum. From what I can gather these guys have figured out a way to get around removing that interference. Google ‘natural VLF radio noise’ for tons of info.