Weather Toys: Building and Hacking Your Own 1-Wire Weather Station / Edition 3

Weather Toys: Building and Hacking Your Own 1-Wire Weather Station / Edition 3

by Tim Bitson
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Weather Toys: Building and Hacking Your Own 1-Wire Weather Station / Edition 3

Do more than TALK about the weather

Maybe you can't change it, but you can measure it. And onceyou build your weather station, the sky's the limit. You can shareupdates on your own weather Web site. Create a smart sprinklerfor a lot less than thatfancy system on TV. Freeup your PC with a stand-alone weather station.Protect against lightning strikes with a surgesuppressor. Take yourweather station with you. Finding out which waythe wind is blowing canbe a lot of fun.

The Toys

• 1-Wire weather station

• Sensors for humidity, wind, rainfall, barometric pressure, lightning, and temperature

• Weather Web server

• Lightning surge suppressor

• LED weather display

• Smart sprinkler timer

• Appliance controller

• Smart home thermostat

• Stand-alone weather station

Complete instructions and code for these andother hardware and software projects—build them all or pick and choose!

Companion Web site

At you'll find a complete weather station software package, source code, and specialized software tools to support these projects, plus lots of additional resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470040461
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/09/2006
Series: ExtremeTech Series , #39
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents



Part I: The World of Weather.

Chapter 1: Measuring the Weather.

Chapter 2: What Kind of Weather Station Can I Build?

Chapter 3: 1-Wire Exposed.

Part II: Build a Weather Station.

Chapter 4: Building the Software Framework.

Chapter 5: Check the Temperature.

Chapter 6: Measure the Wind.

Chapter 7: What’s the Humidity?

Chapter 8: Getting the Pressure.

Chapter 9: Count the Rain.

Chapter 10: Is There Lightning?

Chapter 11: Installing the Weather Station.

Part III: Expanding Your Weather Station.

Chapter 12: Add a Weather Web Server.

Chapter 13: Post Your Data to the Weather Underground.

Chapter 14: Add a Lightning Surge Suppressor.

Chapter 15: Add an LED Weather Display.

Chapter 16: Turn Appliances On or Off Based on Weather.

Chapter 17: Build a Moisture Sensor.

Chapter 18: Build a Smart Sprinkler Timer or Home Thermostat.

Chapter 19: Add a User Interface to SimpleWeather.

Chapter 20: Eliminate Your PC with TINI.

Chapter 21: Carry Your Weather Station with You.

Chapter 22: Wrap Up.

Appendix A: Additional Resources.

Appendix B: Installing and Using the ExtremeTech Weather Server.


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