More good news.
Way back when I posted how to interface to the Davis console
without having to buy Weatherlink and the dongle that came with it. The limitation of that solution was that you didn't get data logger capabilities. There was no way to get data from the console unless a computer was hooked up to it at all times.
We have wxtech to thank for being crazy enough to unpot his logger and reveal what lurked beneath
. Since then I've been itching to see if I could build a DIY version, but my time has been very short. That changed this weekend, and I have been able to successfully get something working. More details can be found in my blog
, specifically this post
You can put one together for around $5 - $10 depending on what you have at hand. I'd say that just about anyone who knows which end of a soldering iron is hot could put one together. To add a bit of suspense to the whole thing, the memory chip I am using has four times the capacity of the Davis version (4 MBit vs 1 MBit). I don't know if the console will actually make use of that extra memory or not, but I was willing to pay the extra 43 cents to find out. I'll know in a few days and will let everyone else know.
Good luck should you try to build one yourself. I'll keep an eye on this thread and the comments on my blog should anybody need a hand.
Here's a teaser. And no, I do not own The Real McCoy.