Weather Station

google-playApp-StoreThe Mantis Weather Station is ready to provide you data for the environment around you! The Weather Station, is our first generation weather sensor.  It can provide you with data related to the temperature, barometric pressure, relative humidity, UV light, and dew point. With so many sensors on board, the compact form factor of the Weather Station can be your partner in collecting data in almost any environment! Recharging the Weather Station can easily be done using the USB charger port.

Click here to see information about our second generation Climate Sensor.

Salient Features
  • High Accuracy Temperature
  • Digital Output Barometer
  • Relative Humidity
  • UV & Visible Light Sensors
  • Measures Dew Point
  • Rechargeable Lithium Battery
Technical Specifications

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  1. USB Charger Port
    Chargeable with any cell phone rated power module.
  2. Humidity / Temperature
    Relative Humidity (12 Bit Resolution) with accuracy to ( +2%RH). Ambient Temperature Sensors(14 Bit Resolution) with accuracy to (+0.3C)
  3. Visible Light Sensor
    Light Source Independent (400nm to 800nm)
  4. UV Sensor
    Spectral Response (300nm to 380nm)
FAQ
How do I pair my Weather Station to the Mantis app?

How do I pair my Weather Station to the Mantis app?

To use the Mantis sensors you will need to download the Mantis app!

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Once you have downloaded the Mantis app, you can follow the instructions below!

One of the most exciting aspects of the Mantis platform is the ability to grab a sensor, start the Mantis app, and begin recording data for any number of real life scenarios.

The first step in starting an ad-hoc experiment is to tap on the Browse or Start your own Experiment tile found on the Mantis app home page.

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The next step is to tap the Start my own experiment button.

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The Mantis app will present you with a list of the sensors available to use for your ad-hoc experiment. Tap the sensor you would like to use for gathering the information for your experiment.

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The Mantis app will need to be paired to your Weather Station. The Mantis app will present you with the pairing screen before you can get started collecting data.  Tap the green Pair button located on the left side of the Main Navigation bar.

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The Mantis app will now display the Weather Station has been paired and is ready to start displaying data as well as collect the data when you are ready to do so.  With a successful pairing, the system will now show  the ad-hoc experiment page with data streams showing on the left side sensor panel actively displaying sensor data. To un-pair the Weather Station, tap the red un-pair button.

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In the event your device does not pair successfully with the Mantis app, the No Devices Found screen will be shown.  Make sure you have the Weather Station powered on and tap the Scan Again button.  The Mantis app will again scan for your device.  If you still cannot pair to your Weather Station, you may want to power everything down and reopen the app and start again.

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How do I charge my Weather Station?

Charging the Weather Station

 

To Charge the Weather Station, you will need the Weather Station, the power cord and a power source. The power source can be an outlet or a USB connection.

Step 1 – Locate the charging port for the Weather Station.

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Step 2 – Identify the charging end of the power cord.

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Step 3 – Plug the charging end of the power cord into the charging port of the Weather Station.

 

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Step 4 – Decide if you will recharge using an outlet or by a USB connection.

For the wall outlet method:

Step 4.1 – Plug the USB end of the power cord into the outlet adapter.

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For the USB method:

Step 4.2 – You will use the charging cord without any adapters for the USB configuration.

 

Step 5 – Plug the charging cord into the appropriate charging method.

 

                  For the wall outlet method:

               Step 5.1 – You will plug the outlet adapter into a wall outlet

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               For the USB method:

              Step 5.2 – You will plug the USB end of the charging cord into a USB slot

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You will see an illuminated green light (under the dome on top of the sensor) if you have plugged the charging cord into your power source correctly. The green light lets you know that the Weather Station is charging successfully. If you do not see an illuminated green light, you may need to check to see if your power source to charge from is providing power. You can charge the Weather Station even if it is currently in the ON status.

How do I turn OFF my Weather Station?

Powering Down the Weather Station

 

To turn the Weather Station OFF, you will need the Weather Station to be ON.

Step 1 – Locate the power button for the Weather Station.

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Step 2 – Depress the power button and hold for 5 full seconds.

 

The Weather Station will now turn the flashing red status light OFF. The Weather Station will now be powered down. If the Weather Station status light continues to flash, repeat Step 2 above. You may not have depressed the power button for the full 5 seconds.

How do I turn ON my Weather Station?

Powering On the Weather Station

 

To turn the Weather Station ON, you will need the Weather Station that has been charged.

Step 1 – Locate the power button for the Weather Station.

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Step 2 – Depress the power button for two full seconds.

 

The Weather Station will now display a flashing red light located on the side of the unit, which lets you know the unit is ON and ready to be used. The red light will flash on every 5 seconds when the unit is ON. If the Weather Station does not power ON, the unit may need to be charged.

How do I start using my Weather Station?

How do I perform an ad-hoc experiment with my Weather Station?

To use the Mantis sensors you will need to download the Mantis app!

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Once you have downloaded the Mantis app, you can follow the instructions below!

One of the most exciting aspects of the Mantis platform is the ability to grab a sensor, start the Mantis app, and begin recording data for any number of real life scenarios.

The first step in starting an ad-hoc experiment is to tap on the Browse or Start your own Experiment tile found on the Mantis app home page.

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The next step is to tap the Start my own experiment button.

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The Mantis app will present you with a list of the sensors available to use for your ad-hoc experiment. Tap the sensor you would like to use for gathering the information for your experiment.

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The Mantis app will need to be paired to your device. The Mantis app will present you with the pairing screen before you can get started collecting data.  Tap the green Pair button located on the left side of the Main Navigation bar.

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The Mantis app will now display the Weather Station has been paired and is ready to start displaying data as well as collect the data when you are ready to do so.  With a successful pairing the system will now show  the ad-hoc experiment page with data streams showing on the left side sensor panel actively displaying sensor data. To un-pair the Weather Station, tap the red un-pair button.

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In the event your device does not pair successfully with the Mantis app, the No Devices Found screen will be shown.  Make sure you have the Weather Station powered on and tap the Scan Again button.  The Mantis app will again scan for your device.  If you still cannot pair to your Weather Station, you may want to power everything down and reopen the app and start again.

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How do I download the Mantis App for the iPad?

How to download the Mantis App for the iPad

You can download the Mantis App by clicking below –

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Or you can paste the link below into your web browser-

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mantis-platform/id1001972656?mt=8

You will be presented with the apple iTunes store, with the Mantis platform App ready to download!  Click the download button to start your download.  Follow the on screen directions in order to download the app.

Once you have downloaded the Mantis App, there are several FAQ’s on how to create an account and maximize your user experience with the Mantis Platform!  Have fun with the exciting Mantis platform!

How do I use the OTA or Over the Air feature to update my sensor’s firmware?

Updating the Sensor with the OTA (Over the Air) feature

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Occasionally an update to your sensors firmware will need to be performed to keep your sensor running the most recent version. The sensors that may require a firmware upgrade are:

  • Weather Station
  • Force Motion Sensor
  • Mantis Unit
  • Sensor Wand

Some helpful tips before you get started-

  • The update process could be as long as ten minutes, depending on the update content for your sensor
  • Make sure your sensor is either fully charged, or that you have the sensor plugged into a power source (this will prevent you from losing power to the sensor during the update)

 

You will check for sensor updates by following the steps below:

Step 1 – From the Mantis App Home Page select menu option.

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Step 2 – Select the OTA Upgrade option.

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Step 3 – Select a sensor to update.

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A note about the updates. The Mantis app will search for all devices that you have turned on and near your mobile device. When the Mantis app finds your device(s), it will display them on the OTA Device Upgrade page. Select the sensor to update, and the Mantis app will search for any updates to the firmware for the device. If you do not see a device on the OTA Device Upgrade page that you expected to see, make sure the device is turned on and near your mobile device.

Step 4 – The Mantis app will search for the new update.

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Step 5 – The Mantis app will download the new update.

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Step 6 – The Mantis app will show the progress of installing the new update.

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Step 7 – The Mantis App will show the update as complete and successful.

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How do I clear the data for an experiment step?

How do I clear the data for an experiment step?

Not happy with the data you collected on a data run? You can simply clear the data and start all over again! Tap the Clear feature from the step data page.

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How do I email data to myself or others?

How do I email data to myself or others?

After collecting your data, tap the save feature.

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The Mantis app will give you an opportunity to name your file, and it will allow you to select how you would like to save your data. We want to name our file, and then make sure we have selected the Send to Email option.

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When we have an email address completed, tap the Save feature.

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The Mantis app will alert you with a confirmation message that your valuable data has been sent to the email account!

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How do I save data for an experiment step?

How do I save data for an experiment step?

You have run the experiment step, and now you have valuable data to save! There are a few options on where to save the data that you have just collected.

How to save data to your account-

After collecting your data, tap the save feature.

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The Mantis app will give you an opportunity to name your file, and it will allow you to select how you would like to save your data. We want to name our file, and then make sure we have selected the My account option. When we have a file name completed, tap the Save feature.

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The Mantis app will alert you with a confirmation message that your valuable data has been saved to your Mantis account! You can log in to the Mantis website and see the data you have collected for your experiment.

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How to email data to yourself or others-

After collecting your data, tap the save feature.

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The Mantis app will give you an opportunity to name your file, and it will allow you to select how you would like to save your data. We want to name our file, and then make sure we have selected the Send to Email option.

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When we have an email address completed, tap the Save feature.

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The Mantis app will alert you with a confirmation message that your valuable data has been sent to the email account!

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How do I mark an experiment step as complete?

How do I mark an experiment step as complete?

You might not be able to complete an entire experiment during a session. If you do not complete the entire experiment, one useful tool for reminding you where you left off, is to mark the steps that you have already finished as complete. The visual clue will allow you to start right where you left off. By marking the step complete, you are still able to view and collect data for the step, so do not worry that you will not be able to review what you were able to finish, or refresh your memory on what the experiment was all about!

To mark an experiment step as complete, from the experiment main page, tap the status box in the upper right hand of the step you want to mark complete! You will see a green check mark that lets you know right where you left off in the experiment process. Tap the status box again and the check box will be removed.

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How do I perform an ad-hoc experiment?

How do I perform an ad-hoc experiment?

One of the most exciting aspects of the Mantis platform is the ability to grab a sensor, start the Mantis app, and begin recording data for any number of real life scenarios.

The first step in starting an ad-hoc experiment is to tap on the Browse or Start your own Experiment tile found on the Mantis app home page.

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The next step is to tap the Start my own experiment button.

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The Mantis app will present you with a list of the sensors available to use for your ad-hoc experiment. Tap the sensor you would like to use for gathering the information for your experiment.

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The Mantis app will connect to the selected sensor you have designated (if you have not turned the sensor on, the Mantis app will search for the unit, and present you with a sensor not found message. Turn your sensor on, and tap the Scan Again button on the not found message, the Mantis app will now attempt to synch with your selected sensor).

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The ad-hoc experiment page will be presented with the data streams showing on the left side sensor panel actively displaying sensor data.

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How do I find experiments to run?

How do I find experiments to run?

 

The Mantis app has many exciting and fun experiments to explore! You can find experiments specific to your needs by Browsing for an experiment.

Finding an Experiment by Browsing-

The first step in finding an experiment is to tap on the Browse or Start your own Experiment tile found on the Mantis app home page.

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The next step is to select a Subject by tapping the desired subject.

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Mantis will now display the Sub-Subjects and you can select one by tapping on the desired tile.

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The final selection to find your experiment is the Grade Level. Tap on a Grade Level and the Mantis app will present you with exciting experiments ready for you to enjoy!

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Tap on the experiment that interests you and the Mantis app will present you with the experiment ready to be experienced.

How do I view information about the Mantis platform?

How do I view information about the Mantis platform?

The Mantis app offers information about the Mantis platform which will be helpful in demonstrating the attributes and features of the Mantis unit and the Mantis app. To start the about Mantis video, from the Mantis app home page, select the About Mantis tile. The Mantis app will present the demonstration app ready to play! Select the play icon, and learn about all of the powerful and easy to use functions the Mantis unit and app provide!

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How do I create a Mantis account?

How do I create a Mantis account?

Creating a Mantis account takes only a few minutes to create, and will give you access to the exciting Mantis app, and also the very powerful Mantis website.

You can create a Mantis account from the Mantis app, or you can create your Mantis account using the Mantis website. Once you have created your Mantis account, you can use the same account information to login to both exciting Mantis tools!

How to create a Mantis account from the Mantis app:

From the Mantis app home page, select the Create an account option located on the bottom left.

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Tap inside of the First Name text box, and enter a First Name. Tap inside of the Last Name text box, and enter a Last Name. Tap inside the User Name text box, and enter your email address that you would like to associate with your Mantis account. Tap inside the Password text box, and enter a password that you can easily remember, but is hard to guess. Tap inside the Confirm Password text box, and enter the same password which you entered in your Password text box. Tap the Finished, create account button.

 

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Congratulations! You have created a Mantis account, and you will be able to access both the Mantis app and the Mantis website.

 

How to create a Mantis account from the Mantis website:

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How do I login to my Mantis account?

How do I login to my Mantis account?

You will want to make sure that you have created a Mantis account first. If you have not created a Mantis account yet, please see the help topic for creating your very own Mantis account.

From the Mantis app home page, select the Login option located on the bottom right.



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Tap inside the User Name text box, and enter your User Name (email address that you used to create your Mantis account with). Next, tap inside the Password text box, and enter your password. Tap the Login button, and you will now be able to experience all of the fun and exciting features the Mantis app has to offer.

If you have received an error message while attempting to login, see the “I forgot my password” help topic to assist you in recovering your password.

 

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