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by pingu512
Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Re: Weather Station now running

Looks like python usb is not loaded
see
http://www.weather.dragontail.co.uk/ind ... tion_setup
by pingu512
Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Re: Weather Station now running

New and simplified tutorial at http://www.weather.dragontail.co.uk that now uses the python USB library. I have also updated the SD card image with the latest setup and 'wheezy".
Enjoy
by pingu512
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Re: Weather Station now running

Anyone connected a Ambient WS-2090 weather station to a pi running pywws. What's the ws = setting in weather.ini?
by pingu512
Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting up pywws / writing data to website
Replies: 57
Views: 16905

Re: Setting up pywws / writing data to website

Hi Marty Looks like something cannot write to directory. Check that all the paths in the ini file exist and can be written to. The entry for work = should be a directory that exists I then use http://www.freevirtualservers.com/free-hosting#oid=1018_1 to host the site which supports php http://www.we...
by pingu512
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Re: Weather Station now running

Hi Naill I accept that I could have explained the location of files better. This all started with just the setup of the connection, but has expanded as I get more questions. I had been reluctant to duplicate the work done by Jim Easterbrook unless it was raspberry specific, but further questions hav...
by pingu512
Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Re: Weather Station now running

Sorry about dropbox blocking the pre built image, but too many downloads. Its now back working, but I have an alternative it it stops working again.
by pingu512
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Re: Weather Station now running

Correct
The web site is http://www.weather.dragontail.co.uk
The Maplin weather station I am using is the USBWireless touch from Maplin. Currently £59.99
http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/black-usb-wir ... ster-n96gy
by pingu512
Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Maplin Weather Station now running

Revised tutorial at weather.dragontail.co.uk, based on the latest version of pywws. As well as a new preconfigured image.
I have tried to make the tutorial a little bit simpler.
Comments please on this post.
by pingu512
Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Re: Weather Station now running

I don't think there is anything wrong with the image, but I am in the process of updating the tutorial to make it a bit simpler, plus I will be creating a new image with the latest wheezy and pywws preconfigured. Should be ready in about a week for all those Christmas present weather stations. Just ...
by pingu512
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Re: Weather Station now running

Hi I just tried downloading the image file, unzipped it, wrote the weather_raspberry.img to a 4gb SD card (formatted to fat32) using "Win32 disk manager" and the Raspberry Pi booted straight up. Did you unzip the downloaded file? Link address https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9727186/weather_raspb...
by pingu512
Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Re: Weather Station now running

Hi Ben A couple of questions. Did the image write to the card without errors? Do you have a monitor connected to the pi at boot up. Are there any errors? The image should boot to a command prompt and is based on 2013-05-25-wheezy-raspbian with the pywws application preloaded. What size SD card are y...
by pingu512
Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Re: Weather Station now running

I cannot see anything wrong with the lines you have displayed, but there may be something else wrong in the file. Suggest breaking the problem down to a much simpler case. Create an XML graph template of just the total rain for a specific date. Test it using the command line usage: python -m pywws.P...
by pingu512
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Car Security Camera System
Replies: 24
Views: 20717

Re: Car Security Camera System

I did get an ODBC2 connection working and logging to a csv file. I also had a usb gps unit recording position every few seconds. But I ran into problems running both, which I think was a power problem.

http://www.dragontail.co.uk
by pingu512
Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Re: Weather Station now running

Thanks to all those who contacted my about a problem adding their weather stations to the map at www.weather.dragontail.co.uk
I have now fixed it by changing the database from PostgeSQL to MySQL
The problem was cause by my hosting company doing an upgrade.
by pingu512
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Alarm clock
Replies: 5
Views: 6463

Re: Alarm clock

by pingu512
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Re: Weather Station now running

Thanks to everyone who has added their RPi connected weather station to the map at http://www.weather.dragontail.co.uk
by pingu512
Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Python code to detect if camera is available
Replies: 13
Views: 16399

Re: Python code to detect if camera is available

The above code did not work when the camera was connected. string=$(vcgencmd get_camera) hung the process. Think again
by pingu512
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Python code to detect if camera is available
Replies: 13
Views: 16399

Re: Python code to detect if camera is available

I added this to the /etc/rc.local file just above exit 0 string=$(vcgencmd get_camera) substring="detected=1" if test "${string#*$substring}" != "$string" then /home/pi/image_run/capture.sh # Camera connected start capture else echo "Not camera found" # Camera not connected. fi http://www.weather.dr...
by pingu512
Fri May 24, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: More Timelapse
Replies: 10
Views: 1951

Re: More Timelapse

I like everything mirrored
by pingu512
Thu May 23, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: More Timelapse
Replies: 10
Views: 1951

More Timelapse

by pingu512
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Re: Weather Station now running

Anyone tried the weather station image at www.weather.dragontail.co.uk
It would be useful to have some feed back!
by pingu512
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Re: Weather Station now running

Following a number of requests, I have created an image file already set up with pywws, crontab and shell scripts to interface to the Maplin USB weather station.
Full details on my web site at http://www.weather.dragontail.co.uk
Have fun
by pingu512
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Re: Weather Station now running

make sure your running the latest version of pywws. The newer versions sync the clocks.
by pingu512
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Re: Weather Station now running

Add your weather station connected RPi to the map at
www.weather.dragontail.co.uk
by pingu512
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Weather Station now running
Replies: 159
Views: 80607

Re: Weather Station now running

SD card failed again. Last time I should have changed it for a new one, but just used one that had been lying around. Luckily my RPi copies the rawfiles to the server every week and it did email me as soon as there was a problem. I had to follow my own instructions at www.weather.dragontail.co.uk wh...

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