Post by mikethechap on Jan 24, 2018 3:11:54 GMT -8
So, I'm finally preparing to separate my GroveWeatherPi into 2 enclosures with the wind/rain sensors being further away from the house. The distant box will, of course, use WXLINK. The WXLINK instructions have the instructions for connecting up the wind/rain instruments. But, I'm wondering about putting the temperature/humidity sensor in there as well? How about a ground moisture sensor?
Would the WXLINK programming have to be altered to get it to report out these added values to the GroveWeatherPi?
If it is possible, how would I do the wiring? Are there instructions?
I'm afraid the temperature/humidity sensor may be picking up some radiant heat from the house. I plan to keep the light sensor, Thunder board, and possibly air quality sensor in the enclosure near the house since I don't think they are affected by proximity to the house.
Post by mikethechap on Jan 28, 2018 21:10:25 GMT -8
Awesome! Thanks for the reply. Nearly complete with the infrastructure (a nicely stained 4x4 that will have a wooden box on top connected to the 4x4 with an industrial lazy-Susan). We’ll mount the distant enclosure, the wind/rain/vane, temp and the solar array to the 16x16” square and the lazy-Susan will allow us to align the solar for greatest power. Maybe later, I’ll use you sun tracker feature. Anyway, we’re having fun making progress. Your suggestions will make it easier.
Post by mikethechap on Jan 29, 2018 5:55:15 GMT -8
One other question. If I were to switch to the Lora version, would I need the Yagi antenna? For less than 75'? Or, would another antenna do? And, do I need a Lora antenna for both transmitter and receiver?
Can I suggest that the Lora WXLINK kits be modified or separate versions or add-ons be created that include antenna/s? I imagined that it would be frustrating to get one of these kits and find I needed to add 1 or more antennas, especially if I was just getting started.
Moreover, on the Store descriptions, I think I would add that an antenna is also required. If both transmitter and receiver need one then I would note that, as well. Perhaps no antennas are necessary? In which case, my confusion might also be shared by others?