Post by triggerfish on Sept 26, 2019 5:16:37 GMT -8
As you may know I have been running a GroveWeatherPi system for a while now. I had to take it down just now because of construction work on my flat. While doing that I noticed the piece-by-piece building led to a wiry mess which was hard to take down.
Is it possible to add the WXLink afterwards? Basically plugging the TX side to the weatherrack and the RX side to the Pi-side? Or is there more tinkering needed...
Post by triggerfish on Nov 14, 2019 6:25:12 GMT -8
Time... Where can I buy time
I managed to comose the TX side. Put all stuff inside a waterproff box, with the solar panels behind the transparent cover. It actually works!
I just plugged the RX side into the Pi2Grover. In a I2C connection as stated in the manual...
Somehow I feel it needs to plugged in somewhere specific, because I get no data from it. Rebooted everything, waited for minutes, but all I see is a lot of zeroes and "Bad data from WXLink, discarded new data, Kept old"...
1) Is there a specific connector to connect the WX board to? 2) Is there a way to test if the software actually sees the WX board? 3) Is there a testing script to read the data "outside" GWP?
testWXLink.py will test the part. Here is the change for the SkyWeather Kit. Plug the RX LoRa device directly into the serial device. You don't need the Mini Pro Arduinos anymore with SkyWeather.
OK, I was in a two-step mode, first trying to unwire the GWP, and when that works, modding the GWP to SkyWeather, but I guess it's better to put GWP behind me and focus on SkyWeather. So stripping the GWP it is! Keep you posted.