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”
There is an entire other post in my drafts folder, where I meant to lay out all things that I can do towards my Raspberry Pi weather station, to shore up my personal morale against what I can’t do. However, that post will stay in drafts or get deleted, because one of my can’ts became … Continue reading “Visualization with Azure IOT Central”
Last summer, along with some more traditional kitchen renovations, I added Apple’s HomeKit capabilities to my 500sf NYC apartment. Not a lot, just enough to play with, and to make some minor improvements in my 21st-century lifestyle. I went with HomeKit because, for now at least, I feel Apple has the best privacy story, and … Continue reading “Home Life with Siri”
It’s tempting to call this an autopsy, but I wasn’t seeking information. A few months ago my Xbox One flat-out stopped working, no power . . .sort of. It had served about five years, so it had a good run. The only real setback was that I’d been planning to buy an Xbox One Series … Continue reading “Xbox One Takeapart”
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”
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”
One of my longer-term side projects is to build a weather station. For starters, I belong to a kayaking club, with a boathouse on the water, and one of the chief concerns of paddlers is the weather conditions, especially wind speed and direction. Additionally, as I’ve been studying Microsoft Azure for a while now, I’ve … Continue reading “Weather Pi in the Azure Sky (I)”
. . .a single client app you can train people to use, regardless of their operating system.
I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out why one of my Azure VMs wasn’t letting me connect consistently. I looked over my NSGs, v-nets, the configuration of the VM itself. Finally, I resorted to Azure’s troubleshooting wizard and got this: Just redploy the virtual machine. Thankfully this was easy, as I’ve learned … Continue reading “Sometimes It Isn’t You”
Lo and behold, all my music was there, and Groove could play it.