[Klug-general] Linux weather station!

J D Freeman klug at quixotic.org.uk
Fri Feb 19 17:30:24 UTC 2010

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On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 05:20:36PM +0000, Benjamin Donnachie wrote:
> I've pretty much resigned myself to building my own rain gauge using
> the instructions from http://www.edcheung.com/automa/rain.htm
> connected to some sort of counter.

AAh, that makes some sense, Maxim (owner of Dallas) make a 1-wire counter,
which is what they originally used for this. 

> What do you use for your firewall?  I think most 1-wire stuff comes
> with a USB interface.

Its 1-wire, which means you can plug the 1-wire cable into a 1-wire to
rs232 converter, which I have in semiconductor format somewhere in my
electronics box. 

> I think it really needs to go on the roof of your house if you are
> planning to do anything serious with it.  However, I'm only interested
> in the conditions in my garden so I will probably attach it to the
> summer house (glorified shed built by the previous owners) roof
> instead.

Aye, this is my thought. 

> I've taken the plunge and pre-ordered the WSI-603 1-wire Weather
> Station Kit.  It can do temperature, wind speed and direction and
> daylight level.  Should distract me from deciding where to put the
> greenhouse long enough! :)

Might have to do so as well when I have some money again. Must stop

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