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Wireless Reconnect

By: panzersnake, 1:15 PM GMT on April 30, 2014

Apparently the wlan0 device wont auto-reconnect. The last 2 outages were because the wireless dropped and didn't try to get a connection back. Wireless in the yard can be spotty, so I found a script that tests the connection every minute and tries to reconnect if its not up.


Wow Ugly

By: panzersnake, 4:02 PM GMT on April 29, 2014

I'm going to have to change those raspistill settings. The 150k limit makes me drop a lot of info, but maybe I can go with more info on a smaller size. 640x480 seemed pretty small already, but its obvious that I need to tweak it.


Filesystem Destroyed

By: panzersnake, 2:14 AM GMT on April 29, 2014

I lost my SD card filesystem and couldn't recover it. I've moved the station again and am trying to protect my code by making it public now. Its super ugly but I'll improve it as a go.

At least I'm reporting data again.


DHT22 vs BMP100

By: panzersnake, 6:54 PM GMT on April 19, 2014

I'm converting the sensor I report temperatire on from the DHT22 to the BMP100. If both are getting a spike its the environment (sun hitting the station, etc). If it doesn't then its the temperature sensor. I'm guessing its the environment though. We shall see.



By: panzersnake, 12:26 AM GMT on April 18, 2014

I've got the webcam pointed out on the woods. Lets see how that holds up.



By: panzersnake, 5:40 PM GMT on April 17, 2014

I've finally got the homebrew station outside collecting data. I'll be moving it and posting images later. Next up will be the webcam.


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