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Offline Garth Bock

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Weather station in Bloomington, Il
« on: June 29, 2009, 05:40:11 PM »
ISS on old garage



Computers - The tower is for general stuff, web page work and will host a Boltek, the middle desktop is the weather station and the left hand one is for web cams





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Re: Weather station in Bloomington, Il
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 05:46:03 PM »
That is heaven, looks very nice
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Offline Garth Bock

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Re: Weather station in Bloomington, Il
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2009, 02:31:46 PM »
Thanks ! These are Dell GX 620's I got off eBay for about $175 ea. They are all wireless N back to the router. The printer is even wireless. Eventually, when I finish some remodeling in the basement I will be moving the station and the tower down there and the web cam PC will go in the dining room or living room. I will handle everything through Remote Desktop so I won't need all the LCD's. Still working on the Kodak wireless photoframe so I can have wall display of conditions. The ISS will be going higher this weekend and then after I paint trim on the house, the ISS will go up on one of the eaves.

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Re: Weather station in Bloomington, Il
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2009, 03:25:08 PM »
With your existing setup, you can reduce the number of keyboards and mice you are using with a product like Input Director: http://www.inputdirector.com/index.html (if you are all Windows) or Synergy: http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/ (if you run multiple OS's). I have used both free products with great success.

Offline Garth Bock

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Re: Weather station in Bloomington, Il
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2009, 03:35:37 PM »
Cool. I will have to try it. A friend suggested a KVM but having to flip a switch to see one screen and then flip it back to do editing and then flip it again....not worth it. The weather computer is running duals so I can have VWS on one and WL on the other. The tower runs one monitor and the future web cam computer runs one. All can have duals on them.

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Re: Weather station in Bloomington, Il
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2009, 04:24:22 PM »
Not all KVMs require you to "flip a switch". On the ones I've owned, it's simply a combination of keystrokes that you specify to take you from one system to the next.

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Re: Weather station in Bloomington, Il
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2009, 05:51:47 PM »
Yeah but I meant its easier to have one screen up on the station and one on the web software side. When editing its easier to not have to toggle make a change, toggle back make a change...oh wait I forgot....toggle back...etc....or any other app. One up on one screen and another up on another.

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Re: Weather station in Bloomington, Il
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2009, 06:43:55 PM »
They make KVM just for your mouse and keyboard where you can have all your monitors up and operate all computers with one mouse and keyboard. I just use RDP and Networking to from my laptop to work between my 3 desktop PC's.

 

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