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 […]

Project Apogee part 1: fan aspiration

My big project for the summer of 2021 is adding a fan aspirated radiation shield to my setup. My primary shield – the Barani MeteoShield Pro – is a superb product, but a passive shield it remains. It suffers from overheating in windless conditions. Those conditions do not occur too often at my location, but […]

April 2021 was zeer koud

Deze conclusie was halverwege april al in de maak. Overal in Nederland viel de temperatuur ver onder het langjarig gemiddelde uit. Dat is ook terug te zien in de statistieken van voor deze maand. Op weerstation Lieving bleef de gemiddelde temperatuur uiteindelijk net onder de 6 graden steken met 5,99°C. Dat is bijna 4 […]

Weather patterns: April 5th 2021

Early morning on Monday April 5th 2021 saw an interesting weather pattern shift that was very noticeable in almost all reading types; temperature, pressure, wind direction and air quality. Weather reports had already predicted that in the night towards Monday, polar air would enter the Netherlands, temperatures at altitude would drop to -40 and we’d […]