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Part 1: Getting Data from Ambient Weather WS-1000 Wireless Weather Station

Friday, August 15th, 2014

This is my second Ambient Weather station solution – the ws-1090 console still works but the remote sensors faded away after ~2 years… The web page for the Ambient Weather WS-1000 personal weather station (PWS) lists quite a number of features (see below.)  I either mis-read the information OR based on a lack of adequate Continue reading →

Long 1-Wire (MicroLan) networks

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Long is, of course, relative…  After much tinkering/testing with Arduino and 1-Wire networks I discovered what seem to be some limitations: using an Arduino Uno I reached a maximum of 54 sensors on a large bread board – add sensor #55 and the network stops working when using parasite power on my ‘real lan’, during Continue reading →

Collecting local weather data with WS-1090

Monday, June 6th, 2011

As part of my abode-sensing project (a physical sensor network still in the planning stages) I decided that install a  home, automated weather station (AWS.)  The goal is to collect basic weather data that may be used with the sensor data collected in the house (my main interest is with the temperature related data, i.e.  Continue reading →

Recent WordPress Plugin ‘scans’

Monday, January 31st, 2011

I am sure that most folks managing WordPress sites pay attention to their web server ERROR logs.  I came across this set of very specific scans for WordPress plugins – I suspect that either some entity was simply ‘researching’ the use of these OR that these plugins may have some security concerns (this is un-confirmed) Continue reading →

USB (serial) GPS troubleshooting…

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Sequence seems to matter more in some instances than in others.  In this case the OS (Windows 7) combined is a USB serial connected device was problematic. If the GPS device (essentially a direct connected, serial device being used without a device/brand specific ‘driver’ was causing problems) was turned on BEFORE the laptop then the Continue reading →

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