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Fed up with Fine Offset. I want to start from scratch?

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rwilliam99
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Re: Fed up with Fine Offset. I want to start from scratch?

Post by rwilliam99 » Tue 02 Dec 2014 2:00 am

I found this interesting post:

http://www.susa.net/wordpress/2012/08/r ... nd-rfm12b/

And it looks a little closer to my skillset, but still requires some soldering and tinkering. I do have a spare raspberry pi sitting around, so I wouldn't have to spring for that. I guess I just need to receiver module.

uncle_bob
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Re: Fed up with Fine Offset. I want to start from scratch?

Post by uncle_bob » Tue 02 Dec 2014 2:46 am

rwilliam99 wrote:
uncle_bob wrote:I too was totally over the communication and corrupted data issues with my Fine Offset.
I ended up making a WeatherDuino Pro2 and it's been brilliant!
You can read about it, if you're interested, here: http://www.meteocercal.info/forum/Threa ... Duino-Pro2
That looks really interesting, but I'm not much of a hardware guy (other than assembling off the shelf parts). I think that is above my skills to assemble something like that. I was hoping for just a receiver unit as well - hoping to use the existing transmitter from the weather station.
If you're are really interested I would assemble and test a RX and TX unit for you. You would only need to pay for the parts and shipping to you.
Interested in building your own Weather Station? Maybe check out the WeatherDuino Pro Project Here
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tumutbound
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Re: Fed up with Fine Offset. I want to start from scratch?

Post by tumutbound » Tue 02 Dec 2014 7:32 am

A long term project of mine is to get a weather station going on the Raspberry Pi as I already have one dedicated to my weather camera. Initial plan is to stick with the Fine Offset sensors/transmitter but have the Pi running the receiver.
Through another forum (http://openenergymonitor.com) I found these receivers, also based on the RFM12B. As they contain an Atmel processor, getting any Arduino code to run should be fairly easy.

I just bought the blank boards so I have to brush up on my SMD soldering skills before I can get these working.
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rwilliam99
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Re: Fed up with Fine Offset. I want to start from scratch?

Post by rwilliam99 » Tue 02 Dec 2014 11:07 pm

One thing I neglected to think about - if I got a raspberry pi (or arduino) solution I would lose my ability to use Cumulus, which I love.

It sounds like a linux version of cumulus is in the works, so that might be a solution once that is ready to test.

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Werk_AG
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Re: Fed up with Fine Offset. I want to start from scratch?

Post by Werk_AG » Wed 03 Dec 2014 2:08 am

With the WeatherDuino Pro2 system you don't lose the ability to use Cumulus, it even communicate with Cumulus emulating a Davis VP2.
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