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Weather Station Hardware => Davis Instruments Weather Stations => Topic started by: belfryboy on February 14, 2012, 04:18:53 AM

Title: Wireless data logger to PC link
Post by: belfryboy on February 14, 2012, 04:18:53 AM
As an addition to the Davis clone logger I have tested a wireless link between my console and PC with great results. I shall be doing some range tests this weeks, but so far I have a through wall communication of around 40 metres.

The wireless units are powered from the console and at the PC via the USB cable. Is this an addition that people would find useful? (It adds about 30 to the cost of the logger) I found that it was good to place my console in a position where it received good signal from the ISS, and then have the flexibilty of siting my PC without being tied to the Datalogger by cables.

Any thoughts welcome.
Title: Re: Wireless data logger to PC link
Post by: Weather Display on February 14, 2012, 04:21:43 AM
sounds like a good idea to me
now if you could just invent wireless for the power supply!
Title: Re: Wireless data logger to PC link
Post by: ukwoody on February 14, 2012, 06:04:19 AM
YES YES YES> but does it have to be built in or can it be added on? so for someone like me who has already ordered I can buy it as an add on.

woody
Title: Re: Wireless data logger to PC link
Post by: belfryboy on February 14, 2012, 07:13:04 AM
Woody, PM sent.
Title: Re: Wireless data logger to PC link
Post by: jenielsen on February 14, 2012, 02:29:36 PM
Belfryboy, 

I'm interested in hearing more...  I tried to build something using USB wireless, but it didn't pan out (as I don't have XP).  I'd appreciate any information you can send my way.  PM me if you'd like.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Wireless data logger to PC link
Post by: JHellis on February 14, 2012, 05:39:03 PM
YES YES YES> but does it have to be built in or can it be added on? so for someone like me who has already ordered I can buy it as an add on.

woody

I might be interested in this, but also as an add on rather than built into the data logger.

At the moment My consul is right next to my laptop, but this might possibly change in the future.

John
Title: Re: Wireless data logger to PC link
Post by: belfryboy on February 15, 2012, 03:56:40 AM
At the moment it is an either or situation (either direct USB connection or wireless via USB) I am exploring different ways of doing this, but I should be able to do an add on for serial users. It will need a little experimentation, but I should know in a couple of days.
Title: Re: Wireless data logger to PC link
Post by: Ronny St. on January 08, 2014, 12:40:20 PM
Is it still possible to buy a complete set ? I am very interested since I am gonna buy me a VP2 :)

Greetings and best wishes for 2014  from belgium !

Ronny
Title: Re: Wireless data logger to PC link
Post by: duke666 on January 08, 2014, 01:03:59 PM
@belfryboy, I realize you are still at the development stage, but, any pictures you could tease us with? 8-)
Title: Re: Wireless data logger to PC link
Post by: belfryboy on January 09, 2014, 03:25:34 PM
Here is a photo of the first one. I am awaiting new boards, and the wireless unit will be inside the console expansion cover with the antenna outside on a (short) extension.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7071/7177713513_1ae3241503.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77614806@N00/7177713513/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77614806@N00/7177713513/) by belfryboy (http://www.flickr.com/people/77614806@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Wireless data logger to PC link
Post by: duke666 on February 23, 2014, 04:48:36 PM
I don't think what I am asking is possible, but, is it possible that the data sent by the console unit could be received on two devices without conflict or is there two way comms here?
Title: Re: Wireless data logger to PC link
Post by: belfryboy on February 24, 2014, 02:06:23 AM
I'm not sure either, I suspect it may be possible, if i get a chance I will give it a go. If you send me a message with your intended use I would have a better idea of what you wish to achieve.
Title: Re: Wireless data logger to PC link
Post by: duke666 on February 24, 2014, 01:35:38 PM
Hi belfryboy,

my thoughts were whether or not there is a 'hardware' solution of providing the console data to two or more PC's or weather software?
If you like, a hardware equivalent to the SOFTWX VVP. And, if it were possible, then for two weather software on one PC the solution would not need to be wireless.
Title: Re: Wireless data logger to PC link
Post by: SLOweather on February 24, 2014, 02:19:03 PM
Not sure where this is going, but....

It IS possible to use VVP to create a virtual VP2 on a TCP/IP port, and then connect to that port over the network with a hardware serial-ethernet device like a GridConnect Net232. Then the serial port on the device looks like the serial WeatherLink to another computer or other hardware.

I have done this to create a couple of hardware virtual VP2s for testing my WeatherElement Data Hubs (cheaper than buying more weather stations :) ).

Hi belfryboy,

my thoughts were whether or not there is a 'hardware' solution of providing the console data to two or more PC's or weather software?
If you like, a hardware equivalent to the SOFTWX VVP. And, if it were possible, then for two weather software on one PC the solution would not need to be wireless.