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'Weather station': can it be converted/ hacked to data-logger/ PC compatible?? Answered

This christmas, many stores in Holland sell nice 'weather stations', even with remote access. But no recording, data logger, no SD card, only transmission of real time signals to the display unit.  I myself have great 1960s vintage registering equipment, from the university dumpster.   But how many folks can get to that???

Hopefully, someone can figure out how to hack one of these weather stations...

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seandogue
seandogue

11 years ago

hey Bob, when you say "transmission of real time signal to the display  unit" do you mean a TV, or some other kind of display? Link to addie or mfg/model by any chance?

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BobS
BobS

Answer 11 years ago

The more expensive models have radio transmission from the sensors to the part with the LCD display for the living room.

The cheaper models are from E10 to ca E30, the wireless ones between E 30-60.

I saw one 'PC compatible' model for E 139, so in 1 or 2 years, they will probably be available for a lot less.

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 11 years ago

If there's already a PC compatible model, then patience is your friend. And keep your eye on Ebay.

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seandogue
seandogue

11 years ago

"This Christmas, many stores in Holland sell nice 'weather stations', even with remote access"
If they have remote access, then the data can be parsed. As SteveStrouk said, the data format is the issue. At a guess, someone has already hacked it (or the mfg can assist). If not, that's your fun task for the winter!
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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

11 years ago

The answer can only be : maybe. It MUST be possible theoretically of course. We need to work out the data format the things transmit.

Steve