Recently, MagRabbit was requested by a client to design and manufacture electronic rain probes. The probes were designed to meet the following concepts:
Fig 1. A rain probe network
The heart of every rain probe is a tipping bucket. The rainwater flow causes the bucket to move, which invokes an electronic counter to measure rain level. Figure 2 illustrates an electronic board inside a rain probe. The board includes the following components:
The firmware which implements the measurement logic is burnt into the flash memory of the microprocessor.
Fig 2. The electronic board inside a rain probe network (front and back sides)
The probe can operate in either electricity mode or battery mode. Embedded lithium-ion battery ensures the probe to survive in at least 30 days in case of electricity blackout in harsh weather.
In this project, MagRabbit has gone through full life-cycle of product development:
This is a successful case study in which MagRabbit has provided excellence in electronic design service. The service we provided benefited the client not only in high product quality but also in cost saving and short time-to-market.