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New Weather Station Software

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By Mangrove Mike

I have updated the software that I use to update the website from my Davis Station Vantage Vue.

I am part of the way through the change from my old Linux box to a nice, small, power efficient Mac Mini Server.

The first problem was getting the Mac to talk to the Davis Station data logger. Instead of getting the Davis Weatherlink software for Mac, all I needed to do was the install the Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge VCP Drivers available from http://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/Pages/USBtoUARTBridgeVCPDrivers.aspx.  After a reboot, the Mac could see the Davis Station Data Logger.

I tried the demo of Weather Display for the Mac which is pretty clunky but checking a few forums etc, I came across Lightsoft Weather and their Lightsoft Weather Centre .

Lightsoft Weather Centre is very configuration, can do Rapid Fire updates to Wundergound , has a nice CGI update feature and I like the look of the graphs. It is not as complete as wview (my old Linux option) but I am starting to get the hang of it.

Next step is to get the old stats from wview to be loaded into LWC.

 

1 comment

yup, they are a lot of fun. When I was a kid I worked all smeumr to buy one of those weather kits from Edmund Science. My dad and I mounted it up on the roof and ran the wires down to my bedroom. I spent many hours learning how to forcast weather. Now with computers and 1 wire weather tech my weather hobby has hit a new high. Anyway I can't wait to see your weather site and maybe nfo's as well. It would be cool to set up a werather net between us three.

Posted by Radi, 28/04/2012 11:15:30 am

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