weather station

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koos147
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weather station

Post by koos147 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:42 pm

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We just ordered some sunscreens. but since we are on the 4th(top) floor near by the sea we have to deal with wind speed.

i planed to us a weather station to measure the weather conditions and automatic close the sunscreens when the wind is to hard.

so i order Weather station (datasheet)

i also want to on 2 sides a lux sensore to check the sunlight and a Humidity and temperature sensore

My original plan is to use a raspberry to do all this since i have one spare.
but as far as i can see will the wind direction be a issue.
also the lux meter is special for arduino

Questions
So i ask you experts for some advice.
1. Will this be possible with a raspberry or should i need a arduino?
2. if it should be a arduino what would be the cheapest solution with ethernet since i am already over budget ;)
3. does anyone have experience with the parts i use?

koos147
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Re: weather station

Post by koos147 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:04 pm

Update
Since there is a few meters cable between the place of the raspberry and the location of the weather station i decided to bought a http://www.freetronics.com.au/products/etherten
so that question is solved
no i need to wait until the package is delivered from AU to europe and that is always the hardest part.

koos147
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Re: weather station

Post by koos147 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:00 pm

for other people that are intresting in this station

There is someone who actually has wrote a libarie for this station
it should work for a home made version as well, since it is simply working with analog paramater for the wind vane (voltage) and a switch counter for the rain gauge and the anemometer.
https://bitbucket.org/hadara/arduino-weather

I will post the code here when i have everything done

damo
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Re: weather station

Post by damo » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:45 pm

how are you going with this koos147?

koos147
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Re: weather station

Post by koos147 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:26 pm

the project is on hold due to other priority.
But it is still on my deskt waiting for more time

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