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    Linux Hubs

    Originally Brett's xAP Hub for the Livebox was based on Patricks, but he had some issues with it and made his own from scratch.

    Patricks is no longer being supported (by patrick)

    Ask in the...
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    Can you give an example of where you might...

    Can you give an example of where you might source this data, the data range and the engineering units?

    kevinT
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    Wiki Updated

    I have updated the xAP Weather Schema on the wiki

    http://www.xapautomation.org/index.php?title=xAP_Weather_Schema#Updated_Weather_Schema_-_Weather.data

    with some minor edits from the post above...
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    Wiki Access

    I seem to be able to get in to the wiki now, don't pretend to understand what has happened there.

    An update to the Weather Schema will be made in the next couple of days

    KevinT
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    Wiki Access

    It would appear that I no longer have access to the wiki, so I can progress this no further

    kevint
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    A bit of a bargain

    For anyone interested, at the moment (feb 2012) Clas Ohlson have the WH1080 USB Wireless Weather Station on special at 59.00, in store only purchase and when I was in there in passing this week they...
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    Draft Weather Schema

    Draft Weather Schema

    As descibed in the protocol definition, the message body will be preceded by a header, eg
    {
    v=12
    hop=1
    uid=FF400200
    class=weather.data
    source=vendor.weather
    }
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    Clearly we still have some unresloved issues here

    The intent was simply to make the existing schema work properly by formalising the existing schema in actual use. Through this useful discussion we have added a number of useful keys and corrected...
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    Metar - visibility

    I was looking at the METAR weather reports associated with aviation and airports and I can see that it reports visibility in meters even in the UK

    So assuming we report in both SI and imperial...
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    I dont propose creating a weather.report.2, but...

    I dont propose creating a weather.report.2, but replacing the existing weather.report with an enhanced one, correcting the mistakes of the published schema, and of the defacto schema that is actualy...
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    Thinking about the 'extra' keys, they don't...

    Thinking about the 'extra' keys, they don't really make a great deal of sense in this context and I agree would be better handled by BSC or TSC schema messages. Several of the rerences I found to...
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    Looking at current implementations...

    Looking at extensions to current implementations of the weather.report schema, and do we keep them for version 2?....

    There is I think for one wire weather stations:-

    extratemp1=-100.0...
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    So following the existing conventions ...

    So following the existing conventions

    AirPressureP=(Air pressure in hPa)
    -- optional
    AirPressureH=(Air pressure in inHg)
    -- optional

    and perhaps?

    AirPressureI=(Air Pressure Indication...
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    Anyone else?

    Anyone else want to chip in?

    or comment about the airpressure issue pete has raised

    kevint
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    From wikipedia
    The SI unit of measure is the Pascal, meteorlogists apparantly prefer the...
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    Windchill

    Windchill is certainly available inside Weather Display

    and could be defined in the schema as follows:-

    WindchillC=(Windchill Temperature in centigrade)
    -- optional
    WindchillF=(Windchill...
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    Which brings us to weather.report {...

    Which brings us to

    weather.report
    {
    UTC=(Time of report in hh:mm format using utc time zone)
    -- mandatory
    DATE=(Date of report in YYYYMMDD format)
    -- mandatory
    WindM=(Value of wind in mph or...
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    Rain:- On the period for reporting, I have...

    Rain:-

    On the period for reporting, I have always understood that rainfall is reset at midnight

    Clearly you are proposing that there be two 'rains'

    one for metric say rainSI, eng units would...
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    KH I guess you are referring to the fact that...

    KH

    I guess you are referring to the fact that the rain= key does not specify the units

    We already have at least two implentations which just report rain=

    Pete says his Cumulus is reporting...
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    Consensus

    I had thought that by publishing some examples of the current implementations, that have been in use for some time that we had demonstrated a consensus

    What we are talking about here is adding...
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    To be clear, There is no specification to...

    To be clear,

    There is no specification to adhere to for the Weather.Report schema

    There is a description of the schema, much of which is optional

    The data in the schema should be based on...
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    Hi Pete A couple of things to note about the...

    Hi Pete

    A couple of things to note about the Weather Schema:-

    It is not a xAPWeather Schema, ie it is not a formal core xAP Schema with a specification like for instance xAPBSC

    If you look...
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    Lightwave Protocol

    "Has your friend documented his findings about the protocol? If so, would (s)he be willing to share?"

    Someone already has I think

    http://blog.networkedsolutions.co.uk/?p=149

    kevint
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    Sales Display

    For those who don't or wont go into BnQ (don't you hate those self service tills...), here is are some pics of the LightwaveRF/Siemens Sales Displays.

    This sales display has been installed in the...
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    Have a look at the Livebox based Home Automation...

    Have a look at the Livebox based Home Automation Hub project

    http://www.homeautomationhub.com/

    kevint
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    New posts to my blog

    A few new posts to my blog which may be of interest to people here

    xAP network nodes Arduino and Nanode
    LCD and dot matrix displays. LCD's with RGB backlights...
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