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Cumulus 1.9.4 protocol

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malc-c
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Cumulus 1.9.4 protocol

Post by malc-c » Wed 13 Dec 2017 5:34 pm

I'm looking at developing my own weather station using the sensors that came with an old Maplin station and some digital one wire sensors for temperature etc. The idea is to have all the sensors hardwired into a box containing a PIC micro, with the data being written to an eprom, which would then be read and the data transmitted to a PC to be read by Cumulus 1.9.4.

Whilst the way the sensors work have been documented, what I cant seem to find is how Cumulus reads data from the base station such as the FO / Maplin units. Ideally I would like to use old fashioned serial communications between the PIC and PC to send the data, but would like to know if this is possible.

Any pointers would be welcome

Malc

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Re: Cumulus 1.9.4 protocol

Post by mcrossley » Wed 13 Dec 2017 6:14 pm

Have a search of the forum, this has come up before - and been done before, see weather arduino etc.

The FO data is from the reading of memory locations over USB. You'd be better looking at the Davis serial protocol which is well documented by the manufacturer.

malc-c
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Re: Cumulus 1.9.4 protocol

Post by malc-c » Wed 13 Dec 2017 6:34 pm

Thanks Mark,

I tried a search, but the results were more to do with the protocol between the TX and RX units rather than to the PC..

Sounds like the Davies serial data would be a better bet.

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