Marvin [🐻] is the Ursine Meteorologist and CEO of the Marvinville Weather Thingy Research Institute of Birdland (🐦), a neighborhood in San Diego
By: ItsABeautifulDay , 8:17 AM GMT on August 18, 2013
The Marvinville Weather Thingy Research Institute has acquired a Raspberry Pi board for evaluation as an alternate compute host for the weather station software.
The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into a TV or monitor with an HDMI input and a USB keyboard/mouse. It has been configured to run Raspbian, a Linux distribution based on Debian and optimized for the Raspberry Pi.
In addition, the Weewx weather station software is being evaluated as a potential replacement for the current Weatherlink/Wunderground software running on Windows. Weewx is free, open source software written in Python.
The engineering team here at the research institute have made good progress building the new system. The sofware is currently being configured and the expectation is that we will begin feeding data to the new system in a day or two. We will post updates to this blog as testing progresses.
Marvinville Weather Thingy Research Institute
Birdland, Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA
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