Hello Folks, this is my first post in these forums.
I am a HUGE fan of the SC board and I am working with three of them at the moment to prototype a research device like a toothbrush that monitors some behavior and then lets me pull the data from devices in the field via a web dashboard.
The challenge as many of you also have is power, and my particular problem is that I’m using the device to study test subjects who may or may not be attentive to plugging the device back in after use. So even if I turn wifi off, given the space constraints for batteries inside the device, I can get maximum 5 hours before memory loss and device shutdown.
My last resort option at the moment is to have two spark core boards, one in the device, one in the charging station. Then, if the device is about to lose power because of not being charged, it bounces it’s data over to the base station so I don’t lose the data, and I can then call the test subject to tell them to charge the device.
This is really non-optimal because I don’t necessarily want the test subjects to be reminded of my “big brother” eye in the sky, because it does impact their normal behavior to some degree.
Therefore, the interrupt enabled deep sleep mode is VERY VERY important to me. Just wanted to throw my two cents into the ring.
Currently, I’m struggling to solve this issue, but if I can get it solved, I intend to buy a lot of these boards (like 50-100) as they offer me such a quick easy solution for remote monitoring.