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Latest Cumulus release v1.9.4 (build 1099) - Nov 28 2014
Latest Cumulus MX release - v3.0.0 build 3043 Jan 20 2017. See this post for download

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by ExperiMentor
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: Not Posting on Twitter
Replies: 21
Views: 2135

Re: Not Posting on Twitter

Toxic17 wrote:you can get cumulus to process webtags to a file


A pointer on how to do that would be useful. Once I have a text file, I will be able to tweet it, with a corresponding weathercam image (I use Twython).
by ExperiMentor
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: Not Posting on Twitter
Replies: 21
Views: 2135

Re: Not Posting on Twitter

Still trying to get a workaround for this.
Steve, is the text that CumulusMX would like to tweet (but fails because of the lack of auth keys) stored in a file somewhere? I am looking for but cannot find a copy of 'twitter.txt' that has been processed to contain the current data instead of the tags
by ExperiMentor
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 1896

Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

harrym1byt wrote:All now working, after a more thorough reading of the first post in this thread..

I managed (eventually) to download a copy of mono v3.1 directly onto the Pi, rename it, then install it.


Glad it helped. I wasted ages ...!
by ExperiMentor
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: CumulusMX - RaspberyPi - Start|Stop|Restart Script V2.5.5.0
Replies: 402
Views: 110842

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

Not a full reply, but maybe some pointers? First, a Pi 3B+ is unnecessarily overpowered for running CumulusMX. It runs with plenty to spare on a Pi Zero W. Second, it's easy to start CumulusMX on reboot by adding an appropriate "@reboot ..." line into crontab. I've never needed to brave th...
by ExperiMentor
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: pre made raspberry pi - Cumulus mx img
Replies: 23
Views: 5225

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: 2030

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: 15954

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: 47116

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: 1704

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: 2300

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: 1004

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: 402
Views: 110842

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: 2217

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: 10
Views: 1896

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: 10
Views: 1896

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...

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