The ORE Blog is the location for occasional announcements. Hope you find something useful here.

October 25, 2019

ORE will be participating in the Willamette Innovator Network’s “Innovation Expo”. It happens on November 21, 2109 at the Alumni Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Oregon. It is open from 5PM until 8PM and does not cost anything for visitors. Stop by and visit ORE and the other folks who will be exhibiting there.

October 18, 2019

The new web site has been moved out of its development cubby hole and into the big-time world-wide-web. A shopping cart will be added, but the key pieces are here. Thank you WordPress! Product development continues. Please use the Contact Us if you find anything that needs fixing or something that should be added.

August 28, 2019

Several new things are in the works, as this is being written:

  • The AL102 is well along. It provides an added triggered mode. This allows it to sit in a low power state until some movement (magnitude is an operator setting) occurs. Then it starts recording for a user-set time. If new trigger movement happens while it is recording, that timeout is extended. The challenge, at this point, is separating out small changes from the large background gravity acceleration. This will become ORE’s primary product.
  • AL102X is an AL102 with external power. It will, for example, provide operation for a year using a common 7AHr sealed lead acid 12V battery. It will run from 4.5V to 35V, which means it can be installed in a vehicle. A configuration option starts recording as soon as power is supplied, removing the need for a supervising operator to initiate operation in vehicle applications. The board has been laid out. Small changes will be needed to the AL102 code, so it has to wait until the AL102 is finished.
  • Plans are being made for an AL103 & AL103X. These are “value added” devices that are calibrated for sensitivity and offset on all 3 axes. They will exist in parallel with the AL102 and AL102X and will have a small cost premium. The calibration constants will be presented in each data file header as CSV records so that you can easily use them in your own data processing.
  • A mounting bracket has been designed for use on trees. This bracket is secured with bungee cords, so that there is no damage to the tree. The AL102 can be removed and replaced with minimal orientation changes. It will also work with AL100 and AL101. This is a simple device and DIY plans will be available for anyone who wishes to make their own.
  • AL200 planning is underway. The goal is to provide modular IO, including wireless (BlueTooth, WiFi, and others) as well as wired (USB, RS232, RS485, and others). There will be several choices for data storage and power. One goal is to use the same IP-65 enclosure that is presently used for the AL101.

This should keep the ORE staff busy for a while!

Updated as of the most recent blog post date.