Solar Power – Sizing the Solar Panels for OurWeather

Solar Power – Sizing the Solar Panels for OurWeather

Solar Power – Sizing the Solar Panels for OurWeather In this posting we will discuss the final set of tests that we will be running for sizing the solar panels for the OurWeather Solar Power Extender Kit.  In our next […]
Simple IOT Sunlight Sensing Raspberry Pi Project- SunIOT – Part 3

Simple IOT Sunlight Sensing Raspberry Pi Project- SunIOT – Part 3

Simple IOT Sunlight Sensing Raspberry Pi Project- SunIOT – Part 3 Adding an IOT Dashboard We just have added a new product, a Grove Sunlight Sensor to our lineup and wanted to build a project using it.   We are intending to […]
Grove Sunlight Sensor SI1145  (Vis/IR/UV) now Supported by GroveWeatherPi

Grove Sunlight Sensor SI1145 (Vis/IR/UV) now Supported by GroveWeatherPi

Grove Sunlight Sensor SI1145 (Vis/IR/UV) now Supported by GroveWeatherPi   Our GroveWeatherPi Raspberry Pi Weather Station Kit now supports the Grove Sunlight Sensor SI1145  and has just launched a new pure python version of the software.   It is located up at github.com/switchdoclabs. […]
New!  Solar WXLink Product Released for Mini Pro LP Arduino Board

New! Solar WXLink Product Released for Mini Pro LP Arduino Board

New! Solar WXLink Product Released for Mini Pro LP Arduino Board The Solar WXLink Wireless Weather Sensor Link product has been released and available for sale on the SwitchDoc Store.   Contains Grove Connectors so there is no soldering required. What is the […]
Simple IOT Sunlight Sensing Raspberry Pi Project – SunIOT – Part 2

Simple IOT Sunlight Sensing Raspberry Pi Project – SunIOT – Part 2

Simple IOT Sunlight Sensing Raspberry Pi Project- SunIOT – Part 2 We just have added a new product, a Grove Sunlight Sensor to our lineup and wanted to build a project using it.   We are intending to add drivers for this […]
Simple IOT Sunlight Sensing Raspberry Pi Project – SunIOT Part 1

Simple IOT Sunlight Sensing Raspberry Pi Project – SunIOT Part 1

Simple IOT Sunlight Sensing Raspberry Pi Project – SunIOT Part 1 At SwitchDoc Labs we have been building a number of prototype IOT (Internet Of Things) devices for a number of different videos, articles, products and books we have been […]
New! WXLink Product Released for Mini Pro LP Arduino Board

New! WXLink Product Released for Mini Pro LP Arduino Board

New! WXLink Product Released for Mini Pro LP Arduino Board The WXLink Wireless Weather Sensor Link product has been released and available for sale on the SwitchDoc Store.   Contains Grove Connectors so there is no soldering required. What is […]
GroveWeatherPi Pure Python Software Update

GroveWeatherPi Pure Python Software Update

GroveWeatherPi Pure Python Software Update Our GroveWeatherPi Raspberry Pi Weather Station Kit has just launched a new pure python version of the software.   It is located up at github.com/switchdoclabs.  This fixes all known issues and also improves the configuration […]
OurWeather – Solar Power Extender Kit First Tests

OurWeather – Solar Power Extender Kit First Tests

OurWeather – Solar Power Extender Kit First Tests We are now running the first system tests of our Solar Power Extender Kit for the OurWeather no soldering STEM Weather Kit.   The kit contains a SunAirPlus solar controller and data […]
OurWeather – WeatherUnderground Interface Released

OurWeather – WeatherUnderground Interface Released

OurWeather – WeatherUnderground Interface Released SwitchDoc Labs has now released a new version of the OurWeather software that supports uploads to the personal weather station display company, the Weather Underground.   This new software version for the popular OurWeather Weather Station and […]

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  • jhmarable@hotmail.com'
    John Marable
    2 years ago · Reply

    Just got my WeatherPiArduino and WeatherRack. I hope to set up a Citizens Weather Observer Program station. Soldering in the DS3231 blocks the data and clock pins for the I2C. I installed it along with an AM2302 in a proto shield instead. The Arduino with instruments overloads my Raspberry Pi USB bus locking up the keyboard and mouse. The Arduino required an external power supply. I am having problems with the Sketch. Libraries time.h and elapsedMillis.h were missing. Defines are for interrupts on pins 18 and 2. Connections are on pins 2 and 3 in your wiring diagram.

  • tachyonforth@gmail.com'
    Kendo
    1 year ago · Reply

    I would like to know where you put your code after designing a RasPiConnect screen. Where is the command file called from to get the button responses?
    I see you use a command file, where does the commands come from? Does the RasConnect send them to the command file?

    Thank you

  • tachyonforth@gmail.com'
    Kendo
    1 year ago · Reply

    how do you integrate your command.txt in your MouseAir program into RasPiConnect Local.py file. Where do the command = f.read() come from?

  • geoff@tortpro.net'
    Geoff Kuchera
    1 year ago · Reply

    I see that the SunAIRPlus is out of stock on Amazon, any idea when it may be back in stock. I’m trying to build a solar project and want the monitoring capabilities of the plus.

    Thanks,
    Geoff

    • SwitchDoc Labs Author
      1 year ago · Reply

      Geoff,

      There are 7 more heading to Amazon and they should be there on or about March 28th. We got caught with a big order from back east. We have ordered more and the next batch of 100 should be here in about 3 weeks.

      The 7 coming up to Amazon are the new Grove connector units. They are 100% compatible and they now include the Grove Adaptor to Male Headers cable.

      Best,

      SDL

  • jhmarable@hotmail.com'
    jhmarable
    11 months ago · Reply

    I previously contacted you about a switch bounce problem with my rain tipper. I had another problem of rain indication when there was no rain. After months of experimentation I found that the phantom rain was being caused by USB power noise. It appeared on every computer I tried, but was minimal on a laptop. Searching the internet I found this post: http://andybrown.me.uk/2015/07/24/usb-filtering/. I modified a USB adapter for my Pi 3 using his circuit. For a few cents worth of parts the phantom rain went away. Now I was able to see a reliable 3 triggers per tip which I corrected in software. This noise was probably affecting wind speed as well. Now I can calibrate my rain gauge against a tube gauge and recalibrate my anemometer.

    My station software is written in Python and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac. It post a local web page, ftps a web page to a web server, and telnets the data to the National Weather Service via the Citizens Weather Observer Program. With the addition of an AM2302 for humidity, the quality control analysis of my data by CWOP has shown it to be accurate and reliable except for rainfall.

    • SwitchDoc Labs Author
      11 months ago · Reply

      Excellent find. I have repeated this in the forums for others.

      SDL

  • bbarrmtj@gmail.com'
    BB
    3 months ago · Reply

    Where can I find the instructions for the pre grove weather station build ?

  • ted@vandertogt.nl'
    Ted van der Togt
    1 week ago · Reply

    I just set up my SmartPlantPi kit (that I got as a KickStarter reward) by following the ‘AssemblyAndUsageManual 1.0’ and now am looking for the Advanced Manual to hook it up to Freeboard. Where can I find it?
    Kind regards, Ted

    • SwitchDoc Labs Author
      1 week ago · Reply

      It’s not quite out yet. We are hoping to publish it on June 1st. Stay tuned. If you want to do it yourself, you can really do it by following the SunIOT tutorial on switchdoc.com. It will be very similar to that flow. 🙂

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