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

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Wiley, Oct 16, 2006 - Computers - 471 pages
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.

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About the author (2006)

Tim Bitson as been building weather measurement equipment for 30 years, and has been active in the 1-Wire weather community since it started in the late 1990s. He has designed two of the commonly used 1-Wire weather sensors, the "Bitson" barometer and the 1-Wire lightning detector. He has developed weather station code for Basic Stamp, PalmOS, and Tiny InterNet Interface (TINI), just to name a few.
During the day, Tim works as a "rocket scientist" at a major aerospace firm in southern Arizona, which he has been doing for more than 25 years. His specialty is integrating new designs and getting them to work for the first time.
During the evenings and weekends, he enjoys working with electronics, writing software, building neon art, and riding ATVs in the desert. Tim lives with his wife Pam, two sons Kyle and Andrew, one dog, and two cats (at last count).
Tim holds a B.S. degree in Information Technology, and has been programming since the late 1970s.

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