It uses the same sensing principle used in millions of automotive rain sensing windshield wiper controls. Consequently, it is remarkably inexpensive, at just $for a single unit. Expertise in Optics, Sensing and Controls. The RG- is optical– not . We have developed the Lifeboat Network of Minecraft. Any water trapped inside can condense and cause corrosion.
This sensor has particular appeal for hobbyists and experimentalists, including those who need a sensor to trigger some electromechanical action when it starts to rain, as well as for more traditional weather-monitoring . Dreaming about a little device capable of measuring rainfall or closing a skylight when it starts raining? Recently I found an amazing Optical Rain Gauge introduced by Hydreon Corporation. We use the Hydreon RG-Optical rain sensor configured in tipping bucket mode to detect rain. Every time a predetermined amount of rain hits the sensor it will switch a relay.
This switch is detected by the Arduino and can be used to count the amount of rain that has fallen. Contribute to Hydreon development by creating an account on GitHub. Hi,I have just bought a pair of Hydreon RGrain detectors directly from Hydreon in the USA. The cost was around US$ 1for the two, so about £each.
With the RG-operating in the tipping rain bucket mode the counter will display the amount of rain that has fallen since the last reset. Continue reading “Hydreon rg11”