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Offline superpeter

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lightning detector for wd
« on: April 25, 2022, 06:25:35 AM »
Hello all. can someone tell me if and if so where/which lightning detectors there are nowadays for weather display. so that one weather station can also detect thunderstorms..
mere detection of thunder and the number of discharges per hour is sufficient for me.
so distance and which direction is not necessary for me

hopefully someone can help me with this.
links to websjops (preferably Dutch) and or examples or self-construction descriptions are very welcome

Offline waiukuweather

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Re: lightning detector for wd
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2022, 03:38:28 PM »
weatherflow or ecowitt
off the shelf solutions weather stations
otherwise 1 wire lightning counter

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Re: lightning detector for wd
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2022, 01:52:11 PM »
I think a 1-wire is the solution for me.
I once had one but can't find it anywhere.
I still have the 1-wire USB stick, so I only have to arrange the detector itself.
I did some searching myself and found a self-build description.
https://www.ishikawa-lab.com/pdf/owlm.pdf
however I'm not sure if this bit is fairly easy to make and how well it works.
So if anyone has experience with this detector I'd love to hear it.

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Re: lightning detector for wd
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2022, 04:42:11 PM »
its a counter (detects the electromagnetic pulse)
which is what the other detectors do
but it does not detect the strength of that pulse
and so there is no estimate of the distance (which the others do (which is based on a lot of assumptions, and so its just an educated guess))

Offline Storm017

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Re: lightning detector for wd
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2022, 05:54:21 PM »
If you want to go using I2C/SPI approach, check the AS3935 sensor.

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Re: lightning detector for wd
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2022, 01:20:10 PM »
first of all thanks a lot for the answers.
I had already come across the AS3935 sensor somewhere and it is not expensive either.
However for 1-wire I have the stuff and experience with it.
If I take i2c/spi then I have to find out again how I can get the data on the computer where the weather display is running.
unless it can be done with a simple arduino via the serial monitor, because arduino I still have a lot of lying around so I can sacrifice one of them.

 

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