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Documentation on Sensor Pipe prototypes for use with DustTrak



For the first few prototypes of using Sensor Pipe for DustTrak, the following directions apply.

Set up the Dust Track

  • Go to the Analog settings and set the lower bound to 0 mg/m3 and the upper bound to 0.1 mg/m3
  • When figuring out how to wire up the connector ... see the attached picture (from the Dust Trak manual, here). The arrows in the pdf are displaced rightward a little, but if shifted left would refer properly to the appropriate pins. Then, on the actual Dust Trak model we received, the entire output connector was rotated 180 degrees; but the pin assignment on the connector still remained true, relative to its own geometry (there's a simpler way of saying this, I'm sure): i.e.: the connections which were on the left end up on the right. I think you'll get it immediately. The cable is a '4-pin, mini-DIN connector'. Might be avail at Radio Shack, or equivalent?

Set up Fido with DustTrak

  • Plug Fido blue wire into top right pin on DustTrak
  • Plug Fido yellow wire into bottom right pin on DustTrak
  • Plug Fido Micro USB power into USB power supply on DustTrak
  • Configure the WiFi (or just connect Fido and Router via Ethernet)
  • Use Ethernet chord to connect Fido Pi Ethernet port and your Wifi Router
  • Plug in Fido Pi's USB power supply
  • Wait 5 minutes
  • Go to local Fido App (see URL below)
  • Click on the gear icon in the top right
  • Enter data in the WiFi SSID and Wifi Password fields
  • Select WiFi Security type
  • Click the save button at the bottom
  • Wait 1 minute
  • Unplug Fido's power and ethernet chord
  • Plug Fido back into power supply without having the Ethernet connected
  • Wait 5 minutes
  • Verify data is flowing in on the local Fido App
  • Verify new data is going to local Hive server
  • Verify new data is going to online Hive server

Set up Fido with DustTrak

  • Plug Fido blue wire into top right pin on DustTrak
  • Plug Fido yellow wire into bottom right pin on DustTrak
  • Plug Fido Micro USB power into USB power supply on DustTrak
  • Configure the WiFi (or just connect Fido and Router via Ethernet)
  • Use Ethernet chord to connect Fido Pi Ethernet port and your Wifi Router
  • Plug in Fido Pi's USB power supply
  • Wait 5 minutes
  • Go to local Fido App (see URL below)
  • Click on the gear icon in the top right
  • Enter data in the WiFi SSID and Wifi Password fields
  • Select WiFi Security type
  • Click the save button at the bottom
  • Wait 1 minute
  • Unplug Fido's power and ethernet chord
  • Plug Fido back into power supply without having the Ethernet connected
  • Wait 5 minutes
  • Verify data is flowing in on the local Fido App
  • Verify new data is going to local Hive server
  • Verify new data is going to online Hive server

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