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I am an electronics engineer in the city of London. I am also a broadcast engineer for television networks and CATV, headend designer. Specialising now in IP television networks and LoRanGPS, LoRaWAN experiments for IP Simulcast, IPTV Multi casting and SPE coordination. Also surface level repairs to broadcast equipment and test gear.
  • Solar Powered WiFi Weather Station V2.0

    Hi Keith, my weather station is working super fine, however I had been looking into some other people with missing readings if you read the other posts in this thread. However I’m not %100 convinced with the BMP280 not being able to detect humidity. In the V1 of this project, I had a few BMP280’s laying around idle and they worked fine with V1 showing temperature, humidity and pressure because one of my early tests was out of sheer curiosity and that was to breath on the sensor until it reached %100 humidity which it did. Unless they were marked up bad , denoted by a dot on the P/E at the end of BME/P. I did however discover the 6 pin version of the BMP280 were definitely without humidity. All other 4 pin BMP280’s that I’ve owned have always had humidity so I’m very curious to see if th...

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    Hi Keith, my weather station is working super fine, however I had been looking into some other people with missing readings if you read the other posts in this thread. However I’m not %100 convinced with the BMP280 not being able to detect humidity. In the V1 of this project, I had a few BMP280’s laying around idle and they worked fine with V1 showing temperature, humidity and pressure because one of my early tests was out of sheer curiosity and that was to breath on the sensor until it reached %100 humidity which it did. Unless they were marked up bad , denoted by a dot on the P/E at the end of BME/P. I did however discover the 6 pin version of the BMP280 were definitely without humidity. All other 4 pin BMP280’s that I’ve owned have always had humidity so I’m very curious to see if this was a packaging error? Anyway thanks for all your efforts and can’t wait for the UV index code to be added. I had played around with it a bit, but busy with work related stuff and also studying for an exam so very little time indeed for Arduino projects right now. Kind regards Spence.

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  • Solar Powered WiFi Weather Station V2.0

    Ok after tearing my hair out on this and lack of a BMP280. This project relies on a BME280 and I feel that some bad seller has sent you a BMP280 which may need a change to the header file and has a different address. I’m trying to get one of those sensors to try to put this problem to bed. I’m working on it!!!!

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  • Solar Powered WiFi Weather Station V2.0

    Please email me your code and delete your Blynk API key, WiFi and Password settings from the code and I will run your code on my rig and see what happens. Spencert@outlook.comHopefully it may be something really simple.

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  • Solar Powered WiFi Weather Station V2.0

    Have you set the virtual pins in the Blynk app? Have you changed the code above and uncommented the Blynk part? I'm not sure you can port to ThingSpeak and Blynk at the same time? const String App = "BLYNK"; // alternative is line below << This is enabled// const String App = "Thingspeak"; // alternative is line above <<this is disabledVirtual Pin 0 = Pressure in hPaVirtual Pin 1 = Temperature in CVirtual Pin 2 = Humidity in %Virtual Pin 3 = Altitude ASLVirtual Pin 4 = Battery Level in VdcHave you done this? tap the gauge, bring up it Pin assignment, Change each gauge to its required Pin as above. Change the scale (this won't affect the reading but only the ratio of how much your scale is filled). Fill in the Pin info for your legend....

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    Have you set the virtual pins in the Blynk app? Have you changed the code above and uncommented the Blynk part? I'm not sure you can port to ThingSpeak and Blynk at the same time? const String App = "BLYNK"; // alternative is line below << This is enabled// const String App = "Thingspeak"; // alternative is line above <<this is disabledVirtual Pin 0 = Pressure in hPaVirtual Pin 1 = Temperature in CVirtual Pin 2 = Humidity in %Virtual Pin 3 = Altitude ASLVirtual Pin 4 = Battery Level in VdcHave you done this? tap the gauge, bring up it Pin assignment, Change each gauge to its required Pin as above. Change the scale (this won't affect the reading but only the ratio of how much your scale is filled). Fill in the Pin info for your legend. Comment back if your still having trouble. Have you filled in your Blynk API Key? is your wireless connecting? Have you filled in the Wireless crudentials.

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  • Solar Powered WiFi Weather Station V2.0

    Also less figures. Perhaps 3 decimal places?

    Can you please tell me if the latest code for Blynk includes code for the UV Index? Mine is running very well at the moment but don’t see UVI in the code?

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  • Solar Powered WiFi Weather Station V2.0

    Do you have an email address? I also made the V1 and its worked great for many years however it was Vero board and I took your schematic and used EasyEDA to design my own board. I would like you to inspect it to see if its helpful to you. has less vias but layout is different. I make my own PCBs at home with UV and etch tank from Mega. Please let me know your thoughts.

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  • How to Hack & Upgrade a Rigol DS1054Z Digital Oscilloscope

    Any news on the DSA1030a-TG unlocking? I need the VSWR option, thanks in advanced.

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  • Flashing bootloader into Arduino UNO R3

    The arduino may be a clone but its probably making use of counterfeit IC's, thus making it.....counterfeit.

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  • The Super Simple Arduino Weather Web Server

    great little project, works a treat. I would say though that this line needs fixing. Ethernet.begin(mac, ip); //broken in my setup;Ethernet.begin(mac, ip); //works now.And would love to see the output in Celsius (Metric UK here sorry).Did you ever add the 4 wire output to a 16x2 LCD? A very nice project little buggy but easily fixed. 10/10 though all the way

    great little project, works a treat. I would say though that this line needs fixing. Ethernet.begin(mac, ip); broken in my setup;Ethernet.begin(mac, ip); works now.And would love to see the output in Celsius (Metric UK here sorry).Did you ever add the 4 wire output to a 16x2 LCD? A very nice project little buggy but easily fixed. 10/10 though all the way

    Thought I would add my 2 pennies worth. If you want to view the external temp you need to change these lines.// (port 80 is default for HTTP):EthernetServer server(7050); //This is your forwarded port no longer port 80!!In my case I forwarded port 7050... yours will be anything between 0 and 65535 but not 21 or 8080 etc.Modify this for temperature in Celsius..client.print("Temperature: ");client.println("</H2>");client.println("<H1>");client.print(t);client.println(" °");client.println("C");I am also working on a bunch of other mods but this is already a great project. Loving it every time I turn it on.Regards de Spence M0STO

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