Some time ago I came across this site: http://www.bwired.nl/ On this site are some graphs of the power consumption etc. of his home. I thought it would be nice to have something similar on my site. Only I’m going to use weather data from a small weather station.
This weather station has the following functions:
-Moist level measurement
-Light intensity measurement
The weather station is going to work with some solar panels (and battery’s to power it at night). Therefore the battery voltage gets read as well. The measurements are transmitted via a 433Mhz transmitter to a pic inside the house. The pic inside is going to be connected to a hacked sweex router to transmit the value’s to my site.
The outside unit:
Circuit & pcb:
The solar panels:
The left panel is from eBay (solar668-solar panel), and the right one from Deal Extreme. The one from eBay was a little bit more expensive but it produces more power with the same area.
The inside unit:
This is not designed yet, but I can already tell that it’s going to work with a hacked sweex router.