Temperature sensor responsiveness

The passing of a sharp weather front, accompanied by a sudden increase or decrease in temperature, is a good occasion to analyze temperature sensor behavior. Especially apparent becomes the responsiveness of different sensors. February 4th 2022 didn’t see any spectacular weather, but during the afternoon a cold front passed over which caused a very abrupt […]

Uploading to the Weather Underground API

Since all data processing for Meteodrenthe is custom made, this includes sending updates to Weather Underground (WU). I realize that the name of WU has been tarnished in recent years. Nevertheless, it is still one of the most popular websites for PWS owners. Meteodrenthe uploads data there as well. This PWS page is updated once […]

Using a 4-20 mA PT100 transmitter

In this post, I explained how I used an Adafruit MAX31865 clone in order to read a PT100 temperature sensor. Since then, I’ve tested an original Adafruit version as well. Accuracy from this board is a lot better. While I had to add a calibration offset of somewhere between 0.8 and 1.5 degrees to configurations using the […]

Reading a PT100 sensor with a Wemos D1 Mini

In my never ending quest for better temperature readings – or other ways of doing so, at least – I’ve begun trying other sensors than the SHT35. One of them is the PT100. It’s supposed to be very accurate. It it used in many different situations, from laboratory settings to industry. It’s also used in […]

Apogee TS-100 first impressions

I was losing the last light and had to get a flash light while connecting the last wires Tuesday evening (August 17th), but I have the TS-100 up and running. Without battery backup for now. I will fix that later. Adding this new shield to my setup has triggered a whole series of new tests […]

Project Apogee part 2: power supply

Project Apogee requires me to rethink the power supply of my weather station. When I start writing this, the Meteodrenthe weather station runs on solar power only. The Davis components have their own panel inside the transmitters. Other custom elements use 2 watt 6 volt panels by Voltaic Systems. This has been an ideal solution […]