Re: Weather Stations
On Sat, 11 Oct 2003, Pigeon wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 10, 2003 at 11:39:13PM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > On Fri, 10 Oct 2003, Bill Moseley wrote:
> > > Actually, there's two parts. First we need a machine to collect
> > > data from an inexpensive weather station and then copy (ftp/scp) the
> > > data to some location every so often.
> > >
> > > Any suggestions for weather stations (a piece of equipment, not an
> > > online "station") that a linux box can talk to? I assume a serial port
> > > is the interface of choice here.
> > >
> > > The second part is for a web site to fetch the data and convert it into
> > > some type of display suitable for a web page. It would be nice to have
> > > something graphic (even if it is static data -- could use some animated
> > > image to give the effect of the wind speed fluctuating, I suppose ;)
> > >
> > > Any ideas?
> > I recall from pop electronics or maybe the back of Linux (world,format...)
> > some ruggedized simple data logging devices (temp, Hg, vibration) with
> > serial intefaces that run on batteries?
> > I just did a google: Bingo!
> > www.picotech.com
> Do they support Linux now? Their ads look like they're still M$-only.
I was googing on 'picotech linux' and thougth I saw something but now that
I looked again, I saw they were advertising only 'linux drivers for their
products for free (for red hat 5.2 and 6.0). Oh well. Maybe someone can
get them to open source it.