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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 […]
WeatherUnderground Support added to GroveWeatherPi – Solar Raspberry Pi Weather Station

WeatherUnderground Support added to GroveWeatherPi – Solar Raspberry Pi Weather Station

WeatherUnderground Support added to GroveWeatherPi – Solar Raspberry Pi Weather Station We have just released a new version of the GroveWeatherPi software that allows you to connect up your GroveWeatherPi Raspberry Pi Weather Station to the WeatherUnderground. Version 2.2 – […]
New Instructable – DIY Raspberry Pi Solar Weather Station with Grove Connectors – No Soldering

New Instructable – DIY Raspberry Pi Solar Weather Station with Grove Connectors – No Soldering

New Instructable – DIY Raspberry Pi Solar Weather Station with Grove Connectors – No Soldering SwitchDoc Labs is pleased to announce that we have published another step by step Instructable for building your own DIY Raspberry Pi Solar Weather Station […]
Tutorial:  WatchDog Timer – Adding a Status Bit

Tutorial: WatchDog Timer – Adding a Status Bit

Tutorial:  WatchDog Timer – Adding a Status Bit Computers sometimes lose their way. A power glitch, RFI (Radio Frequency Interference), hanging peripherals, or just plain bad programming can cause your small computer to hang causing your application to fail. It […]
GroveWeekly – Newsletter for the Grove IOT Prototyping System

GroveWeekly – Newsletter for the Grove IOT Prototyping System

New Grove Newsletter – groveweekly.switchdoc.com
Benchmark: Solar Panel Test for the IOT – Raspberry Pi

Benchmark: Solar Panel Test for the IOT – Raspberry Pi

Benchmark: Solar Panel Test for the IOT – Raspberry Pi SwitchDoc Labs is in the process of designing several IOT solar power systems and we decide to compare three sets of solar panels to get a feel for which panel […]
OurWeather REST Interface to the Raspberry Pi Released

OurWeather REST Interface to the Raspberry Pi Released

OurWeather REST Interface to the Raspberry Pi Released SwitchDoc Labs has now released a Python program (for the OurWeather REST Interface) that reads the OurWeather Weather Station and stores the data from the weather station in a MySQL database.   […]
Benchmarks of Real Time Clocks – Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Benchmarks of Real Time Clocks – Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Benchmarks of Real Time Clocks – Raspberry Pi and Arduino In this posting, we are looking at four Real Time Clocks (RTC) and doing benchmarks and comparisons of all four devices. A realtime clock is necessary for any project requiring […]
Tutorial: DataLogger #1 –  Measure/Graph/Log Current with the Raspberry Pi

Tutorial: DataLogger #1 – Measure/Graph/Log Current with the Raspberry Pi

Tutorial: DataLogger #1 –  Measure/Graph/Log Current with the Raspberry Pi Introduction One of our current projects at SwitchDoc Labs is the design of a low power WeatherLink transmitter that will wirelessly send down the weather information from a WeatherRack to […]
Tutorial:  Measuring Current  in Raspberry Pi and Arduino Projects

Tutorial: Measuring Current in Raspberry Pi and Arduino Projects

Tutorial:  Measuring Current in Raspberry Pi and Arduino Projects When you are building a solar powered system or a battery powered project, it is important to know how much power is being used by your devices.  If you are building […]
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