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Restoring an AAG rain gauge #2

I’m pleased to say that the rain gauge is now in place and all connected up. It appears to be counting properly (unlike it did when I had it on the desk for testing), but I’ll keep an eye on … Continue reading

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DIY Stevenson screen #4

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while. Just a photo of the Stevenson screen, as complete as it’s going to get for the time being.

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OWFS on a Raspberry Pi

I have an old Raspberry in my Stevenson screen and I’d quite like to hook it up to my 1-wire weather sensors rather than running the 1-wire connection into the observatory to my desktop system there. OWFS looks like it … Continue reading

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A “Crown of Thorns” for my rain gauge

One of the problems with a rain gauge and I think something that had prevented it working properly last time was that it forms a nice little perch for birds who then, err, contrive to block up the holes that … Continue reading

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Powering a Raspberry Pi from a 12V supply

My Stevenson screen has a 12V supply to it for powering the 1-wire hub that has all my weather sensors attached to it. At the moment the main 1-wire connection runs back to the PC in the observatory warm room, … Continue reading

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AAG Weather Station lives again!

My AAG weather station lived on a post in the field in front of the house until it was blown down in a storm a couple of years back. The plastic of the housing had degraded quite badly in the … Continue reading

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Restoring an AAG rain gauge #1

I’ve had one of AAG’s rain gauges for years. I’m not sure they make them any more, but I believe they were someone else’s design anyhow. In the end it gave up because it was bunged up and the electronics … Continue reading

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DIY Stevenson screen #3

My Stevenson screen is now finally in place, mounted on the outside wall of the observatory warm room, allowing cabling to be routed into the warm room for collecting the data. Initially the instruments will be connected to the warm … Continue reading

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DIY Stevenson screen #2

I had to wait a fair while for the paint to dry (and it isn’t really properly hardened off yet), but that wasn’t a major issue as I was also waiting for some stainless screws to arrive. Yesterday I finally … Continue reading

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1-wire weather sensors on Linux

Some time ago I had a 1-wire weather station and a number of other 1-wire weather-related sensors run from a Linux server. It wasn’t hugely reliable because the cable run was really a bit too long, but with a bit … Continue reading

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