Note – this page is rather out of date and will be revised soon may get revised one day. Heck, I haven’t used SuSE or Fedora in over 5 years. Debian FTW.
This page is about my weather projects – software and hardware. Hardware-wise, my main focus is on instruments interfaced to Dallas 1-Wire® devices.
My current weather may be viewed if everything is working properly!
Please note that times quoted are for South Australia.
My latest addition to my system is the addition of my 1-Wire® beer thermometer. I have also created a year-to-date rainfall report that is created when the current weather report runs (every ten minutes).
I do the majority of my work under Linux (SuSE on most machines,
Fedora on my web server.)
Most of the applications I work with and develop are web-based, using the
Perl programming language and the MySQL database.
For any projects requiring microcontrollers (in other words, when it’s quicker
to use a generic board and do all the real work in software), I use
Atmel AVR devices, programming in C and using the
The last major revision to this page was made 2005-01-10.
- My current weather software – I am currently working
with Nathan Parker’s software; this link is to the files containing
my modifications and additions.
Nathan Parker’s 1-Wire® weather software using the MySQL
- Raincalc – Software I’m developing
for calculations for rainwater storage, stormwater management, etc.
Soon to include geo-referenced rainfall data for the whole of
South Australia. This is a CGI
application based on Perl and MySQL
- Digitemp is Brian Lane’s 1-Wire®
weather software for Linux/Unix. Brian’s site also has some handy information
that I used when I first started wiring things up.
I believe that Digitemp has a DOS version and Windows versions available,
the latter being unsupported. There is a Digitemp mailing list.
- OWW – Simon Melhuish’s
One Wire Weather software for Linux and RiscOS. Whilst it doesn’t suit
my long-term purposes, I found OWW very handy for getting my original weather
station off the ground. Both GUI
and non-GUI versions available.
- >WServer – Arne Henrkisen’s 1-Wire® weather software for Windows.
Unsupported (old) freeware version plus fully supported shareware version.
I haven’t used this myself (I don’t use Windows), but know Arne through
the 1-Wire® mailing list and know that, like Brian and Simon, he
provides good, timely, support for his product.
- My Weather Station
- AAG Electronica – this Mexican company
produces a whole range of 1-Wire® hardware. I am using the AAG
1-Wire Weather Instrument. This device is extraordinarily good
value for money, even taking into account international shipping.
- >My Lightning Detector
- Maxim Dallas 1-Wire page Summary page and product tree of the Maxim Dallas 1-Wire® and iButton® products.
- 1-Wire Weather Mailing List A very helpful mailing list frequented by many developers of 1-Wire weather software.
- 1wire.org Summary from 1wire.org homepage: “This site is devoted to the support of 1-wire manufactures, network designers and end users of 1-wire based products. In other words, the 1-wire community.”
- The AVR family from Atmel is a range of powerful 8-bit RISC microcontrollers. NOTE: I am considering a move away from Atmel devices for various reasons – see the Microcontrollers section of my web log.
- The title=”external link to MySQL.com”>MySQL database
homepage. The best database I’ve ever worked with.
- The title=”external link to Perl.org”>Perl programming language. Perl rocks!