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ColdBonsai

Howdy all.

Just thought I'd show something I started working on. I recently added an Ambient Weather station to the yard and have done a little Python programming for the data it provides. I'm sure I could have used another app to get the same information or even just made macros in excel, but where's the fun in that? 

The goal is to have my own master data file that I can add to and reference for years to come. 

To make using it easier I wanted a script that formats and pulls out all the data nuggets for me, so I really just have to download a cvs file and let the computer magic do its thing.

So here's what I got so far:

- One master data file that will eventually hold multiple years of information.

- The ability to find minimum and maximum temperatures in any given year.

- Ability to search for and count the number of days above or below a specified temperature limit. i.e. If I want to know how many frosts I got last year I can just search for days with temps below 32 degrees. 

That's it so far, and is still very much a work in progress. A rough draft if you will. The big unknown is how well it will work once I've added a bunch of data to thr file. Right now it only has three days worth...

Anyone else doing something similar with a weather station?

And pics so you can see it in action:

 

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kinzyjr

@ColdBonsai

Nice work!

I'd like to do something similar here.  Won't happen anytime soon though due to other projects commanding my attention.

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2 hours ago, kinzyjr said:

@ColdBonsai

Nice work!

I'd like to do something similar here.  Won't happen anytime soon though due to other projects commanding my attention.

Let me know if you ever start, I'm a beginner when it comes to programming but I'd offer any assistance I could.

I'm working on adding a few more options for viewing information with my script, but a bigger goal is figuring out the Ambient Weather API to set up automatic data downloads, which would be ideal for maintaining the file long term.

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kinzyjr

@ColdBonsai Python is a good language to learn at this point.  Hope that it is going well.  I corrected a program as a favor for a few friends a couple of years back.  They were using it to monitor fluid levels in tanks. 

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