Finally I have got the PI working
and taking to my weather station and uploading to my website at http://www.dragontail.co.uk
Thanks must go to Peter Mctaggart for providing the help with the software version required.
So what’s the setup:
It’s a Maplin USB Touch weather station code N96GY
I am using the python based pywws software from Jim Easterbrook at http://code.google.com/p/pywws/
I am running on the standard debian squeeze version 6-19-04-2012 on a Transcend 8gb SD class 10
The Weather station is now plugged directly into the PI with no powered hub. I have installed ssh to control or monitor from another PC when required. The idea being that I keep power consumption to a minimum.
Additional notes from Peter
“1. I updated to Cython 0.16 (complied from src)
2. I installed libusb-1.0.9 (compliled from src)
3. I have installed cython-hidapi from https://github.com/gbishop/cython-hidapi.git
Note; I needed to update setup.py in cython-hidapi as it was trying to include /usr/include/libusb-1.0 but libusb has installed into /usr/loca/include/libusb-1.0”
I had trouble with some of the compiling when working in xwindows, but then compiled correctly from a standard console window. One of the errors was a memory problem but not sure.
I have a small shell script which runs every hour using cron (crontab –e). This calls the pywws python script hourly.py to read from the weather station, update the local files and uploads to the web site.
I will get some pictures on the web site soon
Now its working I can do some more work with the displays on the web site.
I’m now going to need another PI