I recently purchased a weather station from ebay, model WS-3081. The weather station has an internal and external unit and transmits via wireless between them – 433Mhz. The internal unit runs on batteries and although unverified, it appears like it will also run off power supplied via USB. The external unit has rechargeable batteries and a solar panel to recharge the batteries.
This is great, but I want to a way to get that information into the computer so that I can more interesting things with it. The weather station comes with Windows software, which will let you download the data over USB to the internal unit. I had a look at this and although it works, it doesn’t give me the flexibility I want to download the data quickly, easily and export in an automated way.
Further posts coming on the weather station as I work on getting it automated.