A little while back, whilst at one of the evening Ipswich Makerspace nights, I was askedRead more
On Thursday 7th May 2015, the UK vote for who they want running the country next.Read more
My weather station has sat idle for a little while, but today that changed and IRead more
Taking the Home Automation further I have been using the Pi-Mote all summer to control a fanRead more
Over on ClassThink.com I have posted a new part to my Vocal Intruder warning system, addingRead more
Over on classthink.com I have guest posted a quick tutorial of how you can use aRead more
What it does
This script will find the most recent raw file that PYWWS has produced in its data path, look for the last line and then look for the wind speed value (value 9- or counting from 0 as list arrays do – it is the 8th).
Once it has found the value it will go through a check to see if it is mild, windy or gale-force.
1 light = What Wind?
3 lights = rustling the leaves
6 lights = inside out umbrellas
12 lights = inside out houses
When I first installed the Weather Station image to the disk, it worked fine for the intermittent updates (hourly, daily for example). But I wanted to update live statistics to the Weather Underground.
Now, although the script was already there to run, it crashed repeatedly meaning several hours would go by without an update. This was not what I wanted so I searched around and finally came up with the solutions. One was a better script to run the live updates as a “DAEMON” and the other was to put this into “CRON” and run it every minute of every day.Read more
Over the Christmas period I have been setting up a Maplin USB Wireless Weather station that is connected to my RaspberryPi using PyWWS drivers.
My RaspberryPi uploads the raw data to the Weather Undergrounds Personal Weather Station site (PWS for short). You can do this yourself using the same simple tools described in this post.Read more
Getting Started With Python on the Raspberry Pi – ClassThink.com. I am a guest poster overRead more