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by ExperiMentor
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: pre made raspberry pi - Cumulus mx img
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

Re: pre made raspberry pi - Cumulus mx img

Dazza kindly sent me a copy of his image, but I could not get it to work. He’s tried to add some helpful things, but means it ends up with a non-standard Raspberry Pi operating system which makes problems hard to work out.
I gave up on it.
by ExperiMentor
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: Cumulus Banner background
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: Cumulus Banner background

You’ll need to tell us which banner you are talking about. On the website linked from your signature, you just have the default Cumulus hillside and bird image. You can change that by just placing a different *.jpg in the directory.
by ExperiMentor
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Aiuto configurazione CumulusMX e raspBerry Pi3
Replies: 59
Views: 15018

Re: Aiuto configurazione CumulusMX e raspBerry Pi3

I'm not a great expert, but your system is reporting that you have installed Mono version 4.6.2. Recent versions of Mono do not work with USB Weather Stations - see other posts such as http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=13587&start=65#p130004 . So your Cumulus MX is simply not ...
by ExperiMentor
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Later version of mono for Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 68
Views: 44225

Re: Later version of mono for Raspberry Pi 2

[quote=I orderted a RPi3 (perhaps my problems depents on my RPi1). Frank[/quote] Just to say that Cumulus MX will run perfectly on any version of Raspberry Pi. A Pi Zero W is perhaps the best choice because of small size, low power use and has all the connections you need (1x USB for the weather sta...
by ExperiMentor
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Davis VP/VP2/Vue
Topic: 1% relative humidity outside - I don't think so!
Replies: 7
Views: 1437

Re: 1% relative humidity outside - I don't think so!

The retail price of a temperature and humidity sensor is less than a fiver (see for example https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/digi ... ity-sensor). I'm not saying this will fit your station - just that if they're charging a pile more it's a rip-off
by ExperiMentor
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Problem with degrees symbol
Replies: 19
Views: 1620

Re: Problem with degrees symbol

I have 2 answers for you. First, Unicode has 2 symbols, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celsius . There is either a code for the little circle degree symbol that you put a C after, or there is a different code that combines the degree and C into a single character. Have you tried both? Second, cor...
by ExperiMentor
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: https://www.pwsweather.com Uploads Stopped
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: https://www.pwsweather.com Uploads Stopped

I can report that for me both PWS and WU Rapid Fire uploads from a Pi Zero W running Cumulus MX have been working fine in recent weeks/months. The Pi also grabs images from an IP camera and uploads them to WU every few minutes. No problems with that either, except when my camera fails and needs a re...
by ExperiMentor
Tue May 15, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: CumulusMX - RaspberyPi - Start|Stop|Restart Script V2.5.5.0
Replies: 398
Views: 106137

Re: CumulusMX - RaspberyPi - Start|Stop|Restart Script V2.5.5.0

jank wrote:As far as I remember the "@reboot" does not work anymore in Debian Jessie and above ......


@reboot works fine on every version of Raspbian that I have ever tried.
It certainly works on the current release, which is RASPBIAN STRETCH based on Debian Stretch.
by ExperiMentor
Sun May 13, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Ambient Weather 2080 - Console Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1962

Re: Ambient Weather 2080 - Console Problems

sadly we are just losing Maplin here in UK. These look identical to the 'Maplin' Fine Offset station: https://www.amazon.co.uk/WIRELESS-WEATHER-FORECASTER-STATION-TOUCHSCREEN/dp/B005ERODQG/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1526244235&sr=8-5&keywords=wh1080 or https://www.amazon.de/Forever-Speed-We...
by ExperiMentor
Sun May 13, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 1560

Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Thanks Steve
Now edited above to mention that
by ExperiMentor
Sat May 12, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 1560

Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

I've seen requests for a fully laid-out set of instructions for installing CumulusMX on a Raspberry Pi, so here goes. I haven't yet quadruple-checked all this, so please let me know if you find any errors. Buy equipment • Raspberry Pi Zero W o Using a faster Pi will speed the installation process, t...
by ExperiMentor
Sat May 12, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: cannot start CumulusMX
Replies: 9
Views: 1504

Re: cannot start CumulusMX

stef942 wrote:not working for me, as soon as i reboot, Cumulus stop sending data


It works fine for me. Suggest you check the file and directory names - some people call the directory 'Cumulus', others call it 'CumulusMX' and they obviously need to match what you called them on your system!
by ExperiMentor
Mon May 07, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Help to understand my Dad's system
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: Help to understand my Dad's system

I suspect he was using something like "screen" to launch Cumulus (like me!), this requires user interaction to restart Cumulus if the rPi is rebooted. I'm unsure why the 'screen' script method has become so popular. It's much easier to just use 'cron' and run Cumulus as a background task,...
by ExperiMentor
Mon May 07, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which weather station to buy??
Replies: 12
Views: 2939

Re: Which weather station to buy??

AllyCat wrote:Ah yes, that was probably the "old" version

I hope that doesn't mean my 'spare' turns out to be useless!
by ExperiMentor
Mon May 07, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: An error has occurred - please zip up the MXdiags folder and post it in the forum
Replies: 17
Views: 2793

Re: An error has occurred - please zip up the MXdiags folder and post it in the forum

There is a twitter apps page https://apps.twitter.com/ where you can register your own apps - is that of any use? I accidentally thought that too and made one. But no, that's not what's wanted. Cumulus needs to access the "Sandaysoft Cumulus" app not one I made myself. Tough luck :(. Nice...

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