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Offline JIntorcio

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Water Temp to WU – Where do I begin?
« on: September 15, 2017, 10:58:03 AM »
I’d like to display a lake water temperature on my PWS’s Weather Underground dashboard. It seems to me this shouldn’t be that complicated but I’m not sure how to start.

Background: I have a basic Ambient WS-2902 PWS posting to WU (https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KNHLACON8). As part of my home automation system, I have a water temperature sensor on my dock. That’s got a battery powered RF link to an RF gateway in the form of an Arduino shield in my house. That same Arduino has a “ThingShield” that allows it to be a SmartThing Z-wave device (“Thing”). I wrote a simple piece of Arduino code that receives updates from the sensor and pushes them to the SmartThings hub for display on my automation dashboard.

Goal: I’d like to share the water temperature on the WU display. I can do this manually by updating the “Status” to include the water temperature reading, but I’d like to make updates automatic.

Has anyone done anything like this? Any clues on where to start?

Offline Bushman

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Re: Water Temp to WU – Where do I begin?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 11:55:02 AM »
Not in the API; some folks use leaf wetness <grin>. I am sure one could automate the manual update process though.

Offline JIntorcio

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Re: Water Temp to WU – Where do I begin?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 12:09:21 PM »
some folks use leaf wetness

I've got this working with manual HTTP calls. Now just need to figure out the automation piece. Thanks for your help.

 

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