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by 41south
Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Homebuilt
Topic: Arduino and 1-wire based home built weather station.
Replies: 80
Views: 23881

Re: Arduino and 1-wire based home built weather station.

Love it! I want one - or 10. :lol: Here's a photo I took of my test setup for the DHT22 humidity and temperature sensor. You can also see a 1-wire digital temperature chip in a little copper P clip plus LCD display and breadboard. If you fancy a more retro looking display, I was much taken by this I...
by 41south
Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Homebuilt
Topic: Arduino and 1-wire based home built weather station.
Replies: 80
Views: 23881

Re: Arduino and 1-wire based home built weather station.

I'm really interested to see the Arduino sketch that you use for this Gina. I still wouldn't mind playing with the Arduino and the things like the Hobby Boards UV and solar sensors. I could just never fine the information to read them properly. My 'Winblown' station is working just fine - but gettin...
by 41south
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Homebuilt
Topic: 1-wire/Arduino/Cumulus ?
Replies: 12
Views: 5265

Re: 1-wire/Arduino/Cumulus ?

Nice to see you taking up this challenge Gina, I shall follow it with interest. I did a lot of very basic Arduino programming a couple of years back to get some amateur radio antenna control systems working. I wanted to do the 1-wire stuff with it too but I couldn't get me head around the use of the...
by 41south
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Hydreon RG-11 Rain Sensor
Topic: Connecting the Hydreon RG11 digital rain sensor.
Replies: 53
Views: 16295

Re: Connecting the Hydreon RG11 digital rain sensor.

Thanks for confirming that Steve, I had plugged in 0.66 thinking it was logical and the rain that came last night equated very nicely to the manual gauge :D

So I now have that running via a 1-wire counter through my wonderful new 'Windblown' 1-wire interface to Cumulus :clap:
by 41south
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: Hydreon RG-11 Rain Sensor
Topic: Connecting the Hydreon RG11 digital rain sensor.
Replies: 53
Views: 16295

Re: Connecting the Hydreon RG11 digital rain sensor.

If I'm just replacing my FO tipping bucket gauge with the Hydreon in tipping bucket mode set to 0.2mm is the Rainfall multiplier in Cumulus 0.66 or 1.5? :roll: or neither :shock:
by 41south
Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Raspberry Pi mini computer £21
Replies: 69
Views: 22609

Re: Raspberry Pi mini computer £21

Its a fairly steep learning curve in places (for non Linux people such as myself) but the Pi forums have had the answer for just about every question I had. Do yourselves one favor though, go for at least a 4gb card, which may mean repartitioning one of the supplied images. I found I ran out of appl...
by 41south
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Raspberry Pi mini computer £21
Replies: 69
Views: 22609

Re: Raspberry Pi mini computer £21

Wonderful little machine - I have mine running an amateur radio APRS application :)
by 41south
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Problems with station communication: USB locks up completely
Replies: 399
Views: 57669

Re: Problems with station communication

And failed this morning :bash: It's still much better than it was. :roll:
by 41south
Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Problems with station communication: USB locks up completely
Replies: 399
Views: 57669

Re: Problems with station communication

Console to PC comms still going strong :clap:

I've had 2 isolated 'sensor contact lost' errors but I don't have any issue with those.
by 41south
Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: Detecting when data isn't received from sensor
Replies: 11
Views: 1309

Re: Detecting when data isn't received from sensor

Scott, Take a look at this thread http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=7150 I've so far had great success using the ferritte beads on the usb lead. I'm well past the point where I normally lose contact with the base station unit. Still with fingers crossed of course ;) Cheers Colin
by 41south
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Problems with station communication: USB locks up completely
Replies: 399
Views: 57669

Re: Problems with station communication

Edit: Easyweather also locks up so I don't think it's anything to do with Cumulus 8-) Once one of them is locked up the other won't work either :( Still going great with the usb cable wrapped through the ferrite rings - not a single error from either a lost signal to the external sensors or a conso...
by 41south
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Problems with station communication: USB locks up completely
Replies: 399
Views: 57669

Re: Problems with station communication

Very positive results here so far with the usb lead and ferrite combination, we've had shocking weather here over the past few days, the sort of stuff that would normally lead to poor reception or signals from the outside sensors - but so far it's rock solid. Could be coincidence of course .......
by 41south
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Problems with station communication: USB locks up completely
Replies: 399
Views: 57669

Re: Problems with station communication

Hi All One of our Sunrecorder users had problems with USB dropouts and signal corruption and the answer appears to be to wind the USB cable three or four times around a ferrite ring (through the hole and round again). Most USB cables now have ferrites but not extensions (maybe there is a clue there...
by 41south
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Fine Offset/EasyWeather
Topic: Problems with station communication: USB locks up completely
Replies: 399
Views: 57669

Re: Problems with station communication

Back on the original usb lead and it seems more stable than the spare lead I tried. :?
by 41south
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Homebuilt
Topic: Better screen for the FO temperature sensor box
Replies: 14
Views: 4704

Re: Better screen for the FO temperature sensor box

+1 on Roys design, I built mine a while back and it works great. :clap: I did break a few melamine plates getting the holes cut though :bash: Glad I bought spares :shock:

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