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I finished my little weatherstation project with a outdoor sensor unit using XBEE and solar power.



For more information and a photo tutorial about how to set up the units have a look here: http://tinyurl.com/6bk5bvo
Enjoy it!
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Looks good.


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Very neat looking.
That switch your using sure is expensive smiley-razz
I was looking at the light up ones and they're rather more than I'm willing to spend - but they do look cool smiley-grin
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Thanks!
I like the switch too... it's vandalism proof, costs 6,30 €. Not so much compared to the rest of the compartment.
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Nice project!  i hope to make something similar soon with one more component.
I want to also use a WiShield to send the data to a web page.
Right now I'm learnig how XBEEs work.
Was it hard to integrate the solar panel aspect of this project?
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Thank you!
I had some problems with the LiPoly charger, destroyed 2 of them. I suppose, the voltage from the solar panels has been to high (even so rated at 6V, input max for the charger 7V). Therefore I added a voltage regulator to keep the voltage at 5V. Otherwise the mechanical work has been the hardest. I found it hard to integrate a webserver into the system, therefore I setup a datalogger with webserver capability (see same forum).
Please present your results here in the forum! Looking forward to it.
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Very cool! Where did you get that enclosure and how much?
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Its a BOPLA ET-205 (4€) and ET-227 (13€), bought at www.reichelt.de
Greetings,
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Axel,

Am looking to build your weather station for my Opa in Furth,but am having difficulty finding a 20x4 Serial LCD. Could you point me to where you purchased it from so that I don't have to re-write the code for an I2C 20x4 LCD.

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If you take my phi-panel and saw off the keyboard, ... smiley-wink

http://www.inmojo.com/store/liudr-arduino-and-physics-gadgets/item/serial-20x4-lcd-keypad-panel---phi-panel/
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Hi Martin,
sorry for the late reply, have been on a trip.
I bought the display from www.watterott.com, part no: LCD-09568

http://www.watterott.com/de/20x4-Zeichen-LED-gelb/gruen-serielle-Ansteuerung.

But they should be available also from www.tinkersoup.de or sparkfun.
Good luck with your project.
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Looking good, but reading through the pdf files I noticed it says you are using li-ion batteries for the transmitter.

Isn't it li-po batteries? I got a li-po battery, looking exactly like yours, and you are also using a li-po charger for the battery.
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Actually the battery is called polymer lithium ion - you are right!
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Its a BOPLA ET-205 (4€) and ET-227 (13€), bought at www.reichelt.de
Greetings,
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Hi Axel,
what about the enclosure shown in your first post?.
"DG2AB"?
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DG2AB is my Ham Radio call....
The enclosure is a TEKO AUS22 bought at www.reichelt.de
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