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Offline distortionist

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Someone burn my credit card please.
« on: September 19, 2020, 04:37:32 PM »
So 2 years ago a friend told me about his weather station, I live in a weird area, its on a hill with a cliff, on a point overlooking the ocean. I get crazy weather here. So I finally ordered a WS-2000. You guys have some blame here too. While reading and exploring about the WS-2000, I found out about personal weather websites, and stealing data to do it.  I never even received anything yet and this is like my fifth purchase today.

So I am now waiting on a WS-2000, a GW-1000, a WS-3000X5, a mast/pole and mounting brackets. I have 2 raspberry pies that are new and I also never owned one before, but one is running weewx, belchertown, i have a domain name, and I just can't afford a metro bridge pro right now but for some reason I find it sexy. The second Pi I am working on a webcam stream from, I also have a pi cam on it, I think the webcam will stream and the pi camera I will temporarily use for just photography for now but I do plan on having a total of 4 pi cams on it taking pictures and stitching a 180 degree banner that updates on the website every so often so people can see a full view of the weather from here.

I think I lost my mind. What's wrong with me... Everything has been a tremendous learning curve, I have barely been sleeping and my brain is melting. Why am I doing this to myself??
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Re: Someone burn my credit card please.
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2020, 04:38:45 PM »
Oh and UPS's.... I got 2 ups units.
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Re: Someone burn my credit card please.
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2020, 04:56:46 PM »
" I have 2 raspberry pies"

I like raspberry pie, with a decent crust

:)
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Re: Someone burn my credit card please.
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2020, 05:52:53 PM »
Oh and UPS's.... I got 2 ups units.

I have three APC Smart UPSs I've been playing with lately. They have a slot in back for a network/SNMP card. These cards used to be be prohibitively expensive but now are quite cheap on eBay. Now I can easily and completely control and configure them from my armchair and I have them set to gracefully shut down my Pi's in an extended power outage.
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Re: Someone burn my credit card please.
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2020, 06:23:54 PM »
Interesting. I thought it was only USB! I have a pretty big UPS on my fish tank here, I wonder if it supports that.

I got a 850VA or something Cyperpower that I will power my router, and 2 or 3 pis with. I got another 450VA APC one for the WS-2000 and GW-1000 consoles. I don't know how I will tell 3 pis to safely shut down, I am hoping I won't have to. I have a generator here so if the power is going to be out for a while I just plug that into the house, start it up, and switch my panel over. I really wish I could figure out how long the 850 UPS will last powering the pis and router. It has to be at least 5 hours.

2 of those pis are going to be in a weather proof box on one of the roof peaks overlooking the ocean, I am hoping I can send 1 cable in to power them both.

I used to be good at this 2 decades ago, but I have not touched linux since 2003. I can tell my poor brain is aging, maybe this will bring some life back into it haha.

We also have a hurricane headed straight for us. I don't know if I should be happy or upset the weather station is not here and running yet.
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Re: Someone burn my credit card please.
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2020, 06:38:08 PM »
We also have a hurricane headed straight for us. I don't know if I should be happy or upset the weather station is not here and running yet.
Oh, no contest. Trust me when I say you're gonna want it up and running. That's why you have it, especially for severe occurrences. If it breaks, oh well, at least you'll know why.

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Re: Someone burn my credit card please.
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2020, 06:59:20 PM »
So it is common to leave them out I guess, I figured some people bring them in. I get winds that shake my house often without a hurricane haha. I would LOVE to actually know how fast the wind is if it is still accurate at those speeds.
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Re: Someone burn my credit card please.
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2020, 07:03:53 PM »
So it is common to leave them out I guess, I figured some people bring them in.
I'm sure some do. Guarantee I'm not one of them.

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Re: Someone burn my credit card please.
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2020, 09:25:01 PM »
I doubt I would be either, I want to know! lol
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