Long time, no blog

By: NgaioWeather, 4:21 AM GMT on August 08, 2014

I can't believe I've got nearly 9 years out of the La Crosse WS2308 - and counting! The data on my page is still sourced from the original La Crosse sensors and central display unit. Changes are in development, as it won't last forever and I've squirted a worrying amount of WD40 onto the wind speed sensor propellor over the years.

The new hardware platform is Raspberry Pi, Arduino and Xbee (ZigBee) based. New sensors are in test mode on the workbench and ...

Updated: 4:28 AM GMT on August 08, 2014

How it works - version 43.2

By: NgaioWeather, 8:01 AM GMT on September 27, 2009

This weather station has been through a few iterations over the years. At a high level, here's how it's currently configured (tech alert!).1. The heart of the system is a Lacrosse WS2308, with the wind stuff mounted at the highest point on the roof. The original EMF-prone cable has been replaced by shielded untwisted multicore cable, grounded at one end only. EMF interference is very strong here - I'm right below Mt Kau Kau that transmits TV and everything else righ...

How it started ...

By: NgaioWeather, 1:29 AM GMT on September 21, 2009

In winter 2005, I started looking around for a cheap way to get some basic local weather information displaying inside the house - simple stuff like how cold/warm is it outside and what's it likely to do today? That led to ordering a Lacrosse WS2308 from the mailorder agent over the strait in Blenheim. The thing arrived in a truly massive box and I was pretty much hooked from the outset.The initial frenzy was to make sure it all worked before getting up on the roof....

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My station started life in 2005 as PHP/HTML programming hobby using a Lacrosse WS2308 and open2300 Linux software. It just keeps changing ...

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