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A novel real-time gauge display

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A novel real-time gauge display

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For anyone interested in real-time gauge displays driven by Cumulus, here's another interesting example:

http://www.elyweather.co.uk/cuvp2/climatica.htm

The Instromet range of weather stations has just been revised and updated and we're starting to offer them. (Instromet are a UK-based company that specialise in electronic stations but with an impressive and retro display based around analogue dials set in a large (12" wide as shown and there's an Executive model double that size!) polished wood case - they're in demand from users with a preference for traditional stations like golf and sailing clubs.)

Crossed my mind whether it might be possible to create a live simulation of one of these displays and so I asked Mark Crossley whether it might be feasible in principle. Mark took up the challenge and has succeeded in creating something much more accurate and impressive than I ever imagined was possible. It is as close to real-life as one might ever expect a PC display to be able to simulate and, on a big monitor, even larger than the real thing. (There are a couple of configuration options that you'll be able to discover by clicking in the right place ;) .) Current update interval is 10 secs.

NB: This is simply a live demonstration for now and not a distributable download. Also, the PC generating the live data-feed is a development machine and occasionally offline when it's being used for other things - please check back at a later time if you happen to catch it when it's not live. Final caveat: it's actually relatively quiet here currently - hopefully there will be more breeze to see over the weekend.
John Dann
Prodata Weather Systems
Littleport, East Cambs, UK
http://www.weatherstations.co.uk

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Re: A novel real-time gauge display

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There is a copy on my web site too, but as I use this to testing updates, it may be broken from time to time.
I also sent John some bad background images earlier, the text was missing from them, you can see the corrected images on my site, hopefully John will also update his soon.
http://weather.wilmslowastro.com/instro ... matica.htm

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Re: A novel real-time gauge display

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mcrossley wrote:...hopefully John will also update his soon.
'tis done!
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Re: A novel real-time gauge display

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Impressive & so lifelike.

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Re: A novel real-time gauge display

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Nice work! I like the look of the old fashioned gauges.

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Re: A novel real-time gauge display

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Despite the JavaScript tag, it is really a CSS implementation, the JS just fiddles around with the CSS, unless you have a legacy browser in which case JS does the animations.

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It's look very nice !!!

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I have updated the copy on my web site to use a new long polling technique to fetch the realtime data.
The server should send the data as soon as it changes (every 5 seconds is set in Cumulus).
Let me know if this causes an issues, ta.
http://weather.wilmslowastro.com/instro ... matica.htm

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Re: A novel real-time gauge display

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It works and looks really nice,

Paul

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Re: A novel real-time gauge display

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Hey that's great!
One thing though, I tapped the barometer gauge but it didn't move ;)
Interested in building your own Weather Station? Maybe check out the WeatherDuino Pro Project Here
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uncle_bob wrote:Hey that's great!
One thing though, I tapped the barometer gauge but it didn't move ;)
That'll be because it's not touch enabled yet!

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Re: A novel real-time gauge display

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uncle_bob wrote:Hey that's great!
One thing though, I tapped the barometer gauge but it didn't move ;)
:) But you did spot the feature that Mark included to show the min and max pressures for the day if you 'tap' the min/max knob? (Not a lot of pressure change today here so far though.)There are a couple of other hot-spots enabled too. ;)
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Re: A novel real-time gauge display

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prodata wrote:
uncle_bob wrote:Hey that's great!
One thing though, I tapped the barometer gauge but it didn't move ;)
:) But you did spot the feature that Mark included to show the min and max pressures for the day if you 'tap' the min/max knob? (Not a lot of pressure change today here so far though.)There are a couple of other hot-spots enabled too. ;)
I missed seeing that :) The whole thing is pretty cool.
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Re: A novel real-time gauge display

Post by jdc »

What a great job! That's as close to the real thing as you can get.

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Re: A novel real-time gauge display

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What a great job again!! Really beautiful gauges!! And they work fine, as always Mark's work does!!!! Really nice, indeed!! :) :)

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