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Axel

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!
Axel

Graynomad

Rob Gray aka the GRAYnomad www.robgray.com

mowcius

Very neat looking.
That switch your using sure is expensive :P
I was looking at the light up ones and they're rather more than I'm willing to spend - but they do look cool :D

Axel

Thanks!
I like the switch too... it's vandalism proof, costs 6,30 €. Not so much compared to the rest of the compartment.

Pauly

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?

Axel

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.
Axel

liudr

Very cool! Where did you get that enclosure and how much?

Axel

Its a BOPLA ET-205 (4€) and ET-227 (13€), bought at www.reichelt.de
Greetings,
     Axel

liquidarts

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.

Thanks,

Martin

liudr


Axel

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.
Axel

bld

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.
captain-slow.dk | non contagious!

Axel

Actually the battery is called polymer lithium ion - you are right!
Axel

novice


Its a BOPLA ET-205 (4€) and ET-227 (13€), bought at www.reichelt.de
Greetings,
     Axel

Hi Axel,
what about the enclosure shown in your first post?.
"DG2AB"?

Axel

DG2AB is my Ham Radio call....
The enclosure is a TEKO AUS22 bought at www.reichelt.de
Axel

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