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Sorry to be offtopic, but:

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Anyway, I'll crawl back under my rock and start writing the code!



Good luck!
;-)

Oliver
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It was me!

Don't get me wrong, I think it is great that Ecowitt have released this API. It's just frustration over the process, where it looked like they were going to solicit testing and feedback, but then didn't and we have a poorer produce for that.

For example, they started with a blank piece of paper, and the JSON standard provides a perfectly good value of 'null' for missing values that all the parsers understand. But of the first few sensors I have looked at so far Ecowitt decided sensor #1 will return a value of "140.0" for missing, sensor #2 will return "-", and sensor #3 will not return anything at all. There is no internal self consistency.

It's not that I cannot code all this in, it's just that it all adds up to making things harder and more error prone than they should/could be, and it could have been avoided. That's the frustration.

Anyway, I'll crawl back under my rock and start writing the code!
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I don't know what your experience level is with this kind of stuff, but i started out using an sd card.  I moved over to an SSD recently and the performance gains are worth the effort, imo.

I'm curious to see what kind of automations you guys come up with!  I have some basic stuff like notifying when it's raining at home, and high wind alerts that tell me to close the garage (but only if it's open at the time).  I also picked up some soil sensors and the PM meter, etc.  I haven't figured out anything clever to use them for yet, though.

Am still experimenting on a Pi2 and SD card, but quite impressed so far.
I will likely migrate to a Pi4 and SSD in the near future.
Not sure that I will use anything weatherwise for triggers in my smart home but just like the idea of it being all capatured etc
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Hi All,

WeatherWizz can now link to your Amazon Alexa devices and read out your weather station data like this.
User: Alexa, Ask my weather station the temperature.
Alexa: The outdoor temperature is 32 degrees.

Check it out on the Amazon Alexa store!

It currently supports all English speaking regions.  Happy to implement any other languages that Amazon support if anyone wants to help translate and test 😊
Cheers!

Duncan @ WeatherWizz
www.weatherwizz.com
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Hi All,

WeatherWizz can now link to your Amazon Alexa devices and read out your weather station data like this.
User: Alexa, Ask my weather station the temperature.
Alexa: The outdoor temperature is 32 degrees.

Check it out on the Amazon Alexa store!

It currently supports all English speaking regions.  Happy to implement any other languages that Amazon support if anyone wants to help translate and test 😊
Cheers!

Duncan @ WeatherWizz
www.weatherwizz.com
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Barometers / Re: BMP280 Minimum Working Hardware
« Last post by AndyP on Today at 12:42:47 AM »
Thanks David,

I'll look in to the ESP32-DevKitC V4 board. I haven't come across this before but there are plenty of articles on hooking one up to a BMP280.

AndyP
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Other Weather Software / Re: Configure Pidgin to NWS WeatherWire
« Last post by parkernathan on Today at 12:20:56 AM »
I managed to get Weather Message itself running on Linux using WINE. Here are the instructions:



These instructions are for Linux Mint Una Cinnamon. They should work with other Ubuntu/Debian-based distros.

1. Install WINE (I highly recommend WINE 7 or later): https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu

2. Install winetricks. Instructions are here, but I installed my copy from the Linux Mint Software Manager since it was easier to grab: https://wiki.winehq.org/Winetricks

3. I HIGHLY recommend creating a dedicated prefix for WxMessage. I used the following command to create the prefix:

WINEPREFIX="/home/username/.winewxmessage/" winecfg

I did a 64 Bit Prefix so that as WINE improves 64 Bit performance, the prefix would have more breathing room on 64 Bit systems. For those who need to create a 32 Bit Prefix, use this command instead

Winearch=win32 WINEPREFIX="/home/username/.winewxmessage/" winecfg

4. Run WINEPREFIX="/home/username/.winewxmessage/" winetricks

Select "Install a Windows DLL or Component". If you don't see it, select "Install an Application", then click "Cancel", then the option will appear.

Select "dotnet48" from the list (.NET 4.8)

.NET 4.8 will install.

5. Grab the latest WxMessage installer from the WxMessage website.

6. Run WINEPREFIX="/home/username/.winewxmessage/" wine "/path/to/wxmessageinstaller.exe"

WxMessage will install.

7. Once WxMessage has finished installing, either launch WxMessage Server and license the application or import over the settings from a previous Windows installation (to copy over your Windows installation, select "View>Show Hidden Files" from the Files window, then navigate to /home/username/.winewxmessage/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/WxMesgNet. Copy the files from the Windows exported installation there.

8. Check to ensure WxMessage Client and Map are set to the correct IP address and port number of the WxMessage Server.

9. WxMessage may put program icons on the desktop but not the Mint Menu. To add the launchers to the menu, right click on each launcher on the desktop, click "Properties", then right-click on the Mint Menu, click "Configure", then "Menu", then "Open the Menu Editor", select "Other", click "New Item", and copy the command from one of the launchers on the desktop into the "Command" line on the "Launcher Properties" dialog box. Give the launcher a name and comment. Double-click on the application, select "Applications", and choose one of the WxMessage icons from the list.
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Personal Weather Station Links / SE New Mexico, Lovington 88260
« Last post by TinkerTown on Yesterday at 09:30:36 PM »
Finally got my site up and configured how I wanted it (within the Belchertown skin limits). I think it looks pretty good

https://lovingtonweather.com/
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I highly recommend using one of the remote backup options for Home Assistant. There are add-ons for samba, Google Drive, etc.
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I don't know what your experience level is with this kind of stuff, but i started out using an sd card.  I moved over to an SSD recently and the performance gains are worth the effort, imo.

I'm curious to see what kind of automations you guys come up with!  I have some basic stuff like notifying when it's raining at home, and high wind alerts that tell me to close the garage (but only if it's open at the time).  I also picked up some soil sensors and the PM meter, etc.  I haven't figured out anything clever to use them for yet, though.
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