Battery-Powered Outdoor Test

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”

Pi Progress

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”

Corona Cleaner – an iOS Shortcut

This is easy-peasy, and also limited to a specific audience. However, we are all about automation here are Rancho Techlemode, so what the heck! With Coronavirus and COVID 19 rapidly escalating, the exhortation to “wash your hands” is often repeated. Social media posts recommend specific songs to sing along to, to make the minimum 20 … Continue reading “Corona Cleaner – an iOS Shortcut”