Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Most (not all) noisy readings are software problems

I discovered that I had a problem in my software where I was using Arduino timers incorrectly, which is what caused most of my random "spike" problems. This is what my data looks like with this fixed. There is still a "spike" or two and I suspect poor board manufacturing -- the same thing that causes my chips to freeze up -- but I need to verify that. Again, this is the sensor just sitting on my bench:





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