I have some mods I'd like to do on my AudioMoths that would make them more convenient for me. For some background on my enclosure setup, see my post:
I want to be able to do two things:
- semi-permanently attach the face of the AudioMoth to my enclosure lid
-change batteries in the field without having to reconfigure them
I made a sketch to show what I'm thinking, and I'd like to know if this will work:
I don't want to permanently glue the device to the lid in case the enclosure is ever damaged, but I'd like the option of putting the device into programming mode without having to remove the device. Are there any potential concerns with soldering wires to the programming tabs?
My plan would be to remove the battery pack and solder wires that go to a T-connection. Coming off of the T would be wires with connectors so that I could easily clip battery packs in and out. I would plan to leave one battery pack in my enclosure with the AudioMoth. When it's time for a battery change, I could clip in another pack with fresh batteries and then remove the old pack so that the device never loses power. I think the max voltage that the devices can take is well above 9 V, so I'm guessing this wouldn't be a problem. I don't have a great understanding of electrical theory, so I don't know if there would be an issue with doing this. Will this work?
I appreciate any feedback about whether these mods would work.