At long last, I have a working prototype in the field*. After two years of off-on progress, I have a Raspberry Pi ZeroW gathering temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure data to send to a cloud app, so I can view it in a dashboard. And, yes, I realize it’s next to a building duct, so … Continue reading “The Prototype”
Amongst my various Pi projects, I’d taken the basics of battery power, and a single sensor, and had the idea to put them in the air. Some of my early inspirations in Pi work were high altitude balloon flights, but since ballooning itself is going to be a learning path, I decided to start with … Continue reading “Let’s Go Fly A Kite”
One of my goals for my Raspberry Pi sensor rig is to put it on something that flies and record telemetry data. While I work on the send-telemetry capability, I figured a quick test of the ability to record telemetry locally (that is, on the Pi) would be useful. I also introduced a switched power … Continue reading “Battery-Powered Outdoor Test”
As part of my quest to build a fully-functional cloud-enabled weather station, I am going to need a custom HAT (Hardware Attached on Top). I also want to practice soldering something cheaply-replaced before starting some LoRA transceiver soldering. Hence, I decided to try the forty pins involved in attaching a header to an Adafruit perma-prototyping … Continue reading “Achievement Unlocked: Header Soldering”
The past week has brought several positive developments in my effort to build a fully functional Pi-based weather station. The short version is that everything works…kind of. Let’s start with power. My goal is to have a self-powered weather station running off a solar battery rig. I’m happy to say that last week I got … Continue reading “Pi Progress”
The next morning, I checked my shell session – still active, and telemetry was still arriving.
As I mentioned in my previous post about building a Raspberry Pi weather station, one of my goals is to move to a Pi Zero W. I’ve spent most of my time since Pi day (March 14) on that, I am most of the way there. It’s taken a bit more effort than I anticipated. … Continue reading “Reducing to Pi Zero”