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DeadPenguin

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Weather Station
« on: December 15, 2007, 05:46:31 am »
I know I am getting way a head of myself but I stumbled onto this http://smart-home-blog.com/archives/833#comments and was curious if anyone had a weather station connected to LMCE yet.

I have an Oregon Scientific WMR968 with a serial connection that I would love to connect to LMCE.

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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007, 08:57:50 am »
That's one of my goals... and also one of the reasons I'm implementing Insteon...

I've got a EZIO8SA.. it's an insteon based IO board.. has 8 relay outputs, 6 digital inputs, 2 analog inputs, and a 1-wire interface...

I have it working with a 1-wire Temperature sensor now.. and have been assured by the manufacturer they intend to expand the 1wire bus to include multiple devices...

barometric, Humidity, Accelleration sensors, etc..

Ultimate goal is to use this information to control my sprinkler system.
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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2007, 09:09:44 am »
Really glad I didn't amass a lot of Z-wave devices.  ;D


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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2007, 09:45:57 am »
LMAO, that's the SECOND time today I've heard that!!!

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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007, 07:58:31 pm »
well, the silver lining is really that
you don't have to ditch your existing zwave devices
just plug the insteon stuff alongside it. :-)

That in itself makes the DCE buss 50 gazillion times more powerful than Crestron.

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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007, 10:13:42 pm »
Did I mention the Insteon drivers I'm writing (will) also support X10?
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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2007, 12:51:12 am »
 :-[ UGH!  I gave away most of my X10 devices for almost nothing on Ebay.

* I feel sick.  :'(

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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2007, 01:14:28 am »
oh well, the native insteon devices are a LOT better anyway ;)

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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2007, 01:16:00 am »
Yes, Much better... by a factor of 10
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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2007, 01:37:02 pm »
I already ordered a whole bunch of weather station components from aagelectronica.com. To connect it to the PC I'm going to use DS9490R USB 1-Wire Adapte (http://www.aagelectronica.com/aag/en-us/p_33.html). For software I have two choices: One-wire weather – Oww (http://oww.sourceforge.net/index.html) and DigiTemp (http://www.digitemp.com/software.shtml). Both of them can be integrated into Orbiter via Computing screen. The interaction between actual sensors and LMCE is planning to be implemented via GSD.
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Re: Weather Station
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2007, 12:09:37 am »
Cool! I'll be following your efforts with excitement!
Keep us posted!

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