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Post by ho66es » Fri 27 Jan 2017 9:43 pm

I 1st used Cumulus 7 yrs ago but stopped when I moved to linux for 24/7 operations of some hardware.

Recent events have had me rationalising my setup so I am back :)
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Raspberry Pi 3 with WD PiDrive
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hooked up to a Davis Vantage Vue. Took me a few hours to get it all working (with help from Simon) but appears to be fine for now. I am sure I will be breaking it in the coming weeks.

It's good to be back (now to tidy up timelapse images)
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Post by ConligWX » Fri 27 Jan 2017 11:45 pm

Welcome Back!
Regards Simon

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Post by radilly » Mon 24 Jul 2017 4:02 pm

I just moved to a Pi3 from Windows 10 running on an inexpensive refurb'ed HP. I was thinking about the WD PiDrive to avoid hammering my SD card and I wondered if you could share a little about your experience with it thus far?

From what I read, it looks like the WD solution is geared to new installs on a Pi. In my case I already have a working OS with some additional packages and some of my own scripting I just want to move to an HD. If you have any experience in that usage of the WD PiDrive I'd be particularly interested.

Thanks a bunch,
Bob

At the moment the 375GB PiDrive is what I was thinking about ... https://www.wdc.com/products/wdlabs/wd- ... WD3750LMCW ... I just noticed an announcement that the PiDrive is being discontinued.

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Post by mcrossley » Mon 24 Jul 2017 5:12 pm

I moved my Pi3 to a Verbatim 128GB SSD - if it is of any use the thread is here: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=16196

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Post by philpugh » Fri 04 Aug 2017 6:37 pm

Mark

I may have to follow your Pi3 route. My BananaPi SSD has reached end of updates. It is just about running Jessie but I had a bit of fun getting Letsencrypt to run on it - it isn't supported on the official Bananian release.
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Post by jpsc » Thu 14 Dec 2017 1:08 pm

Great to see it all working.

I am considering a Davis VV, I have had my fill of cheap stations, Maplin Fine Offset failed after 2 years, Oregon WMR180 after 2 months.

What do you need to connect the Davis console to the Pi?

Cheers for any guidance
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Post by ConligWX » Thu 14 Dec 2017 10:53 pm

jpsc wrote:What do you need to connect the Davis console to the Pi?

Cheers for any guidance
A Data Logger. (USB, Serial or IP) Davis ones are quite expensive unless you can pickup a second hand one, or see if you can get one made up by Belfryboy.

http://belfryboyweatherbits.blogspot.co ... ogger.html
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Post by jpsc » Mon 18 Dec 2017 11:27 am

Great, I've already contacted Rob.

Looking forward to a more reliable setup
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Re: Back again

Post by uncle_bob » Tue 19 Dec 2017 10:06 pm

jpsc wrote:
I am considering a Davis VV, I have had my fill of cheap stations, Maplin Fine Offset failed after 2 years, Oregon WMR180 after 2 months.
If you know some basic electronics knowledge, you can use all those sensors with the Weatherduino Pro 2 system with the same or better accuracy of the Davis instruments. http://www.meteocercal.info/forum/Threa ... Duino-Pro2
Interested in building your own Weather Station? Maybe check out the WeatherDuino Pro Project Here
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Post by jpsc » Wed 20 Dec 2017 10:46 am

uncle_bob wrote:If you know some basic electronics knowledge, you can use all those sensors with the Weatherduino Pro 2 system with the same or better accuracy of the Davis instruments. http://www.meteocercal.info/forum/Threa ... Duino-Pro2
Thanks, I got a complete refund on the Oregon from Amazon, and I don't think the quality of the FO warrants spending anything more on it. Mendip Weather have a good offer on the Davis, and with a belfryboy USB connection I'll be back online.
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Re: Back again

Post by jpsc » Wed 03 Jan 2018 8:11 pm

Back online. Thanks to all, particularly Rob.
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