September 07, 2003

The Murray Hill Weather Station

Murray Hill Weather StationA couple of years ago I bought a weather station. It sits up on the roof and is connected to my main server by a long telephone cable. The weather station provides information about temperature, wind direction and wind speed. Earlier this summer I added a pagoda that holds a humidity sensor and now a second temperature sensor. There is a air pressure sensor in the basement by the computer.

Last week, it acted up and i had to buy a new circuit board for the station and in doing so added the second temperature sensor and brought the barometer on line. I spent some time this weekend updating the software so that there are seperate pages for each sensor.

The weather station may seem like a silly geek toy, but it's a big part of our lives. I check it every morning before work and probably again two or three times during the day. Having it down for a week while i waited for new parts made me feel like something big was missing from my world. Posted by smartin at September 7, 2003 07:22 PM