Wind speed, direction, rh, bp, precip?

I have used a wind speed unit from Texas Electronics with good success.
Direct digital output from wind speed unit wired to DC high speed input on a rack with a EB1 Brain

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Burt, what is a quake shaker? Google did not find what I suspected.

Regarding wind speed, what @Ride_Tech linked to looks good. I know there are some wind speed indicators that output an analog (0 to 10v) voltage and these would work as well. (With less math).
Here is just one example;

Hello BenO
It was a raspberry Shake? Love the low cost unit you had, so the intent was to have wind speed where there is a R1 or brain so we could track wind speed and direction,


Ah, Ok, the is a seismograph so great for earthquakes, but not so much for wind speed or direction.

Sounds like you are putting together a pretty interesting station.

Thanks, we will see, farming and weather?? It is fascinating stuff,

Hello beno
So to add more components to a weather station, wind direction and a precip bucket, r/h, barometric pressure, what hardware and snap io would you use?

Love the folks in new york at adafruit,


Hi Burt,

Well, I would go with that wind speed and an analog input module. This one is the same I think…

This wind direction indicator looks good, also with an analog input module;

Go with a digital rain gauge like this with a SNAP-IDC5-SW module;

Here is a analog humidity sensor. Use with a SNAP 0-5v analog input module.

Note, I have never used any of this stuff, just went looking at your request.

Also a PSIA or BARA will be good for atmospheric pressure, that combined with humidity will tell you dew points and such.

Do you have a link for those? When you do a Google search, not much in the way of analog output stuff comes up.

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I looked on Ebay, most of the inexpensive ones don’t state if they’re PSIG or PSIA. Need an A to do absolute pressure of course.

They have a doppler radar and some other weather things

I really like ada fruit, have some stuff ordered, thanks

I have used the types @Beno is suggesting and they worked well with Snap PAC modules. They are fine for getting general information. Just not traceable to standards…

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I was able to find a pi application,
Would this work?

This one?

Wow, thanks ben, now im really confused, so many choices, so little time?
Looks interesting, does opto have a weather kit?

No. We don’t do weather stations.
You mentioned a Pi based weather station and I was wondering if it was that one.
Sounds like are you moving away from the idea of an Opot station?

Nope, not moving away from opto, it really needs to be on opto since the controllers are everywhere and i would need to take advantage of that, my weakness is in the programming of it, and in putting together the components the pi and others keep popping up, im surprised at the kick starter package, that is appealing due to the plug and play? If i read that right? And i dont have a 3d printer, do you have a code for a r1? For a weather station ?

Im moving on to more r1’s for more pump drives on the remaining and bringing in more data lines to the new sites, the. More sites and so on,

Our current wx station showed 32°f yesterday so the frustration continues, and its on some cloud services,

Most of the points you are mentioning, Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Temp and RH don’t require any real programming beyond configuring analog inputs. You just scale those instruments Ben mentioned above on your input channels and then the tags are available, for groov, PAC Display, Node Red or whatever else… Actually a lot easier than integrating a third party product or a pi.

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Totally agree with Norm here Burt. It would be quicker, cleaner and more reliable to just hook the sensors to Opto.
Raspberry Pis are not farm rated at all. The reliability of that station is just not going to be there. Also there does not seem to be any clear way to get the data out of the Pi, so that will be a major issue with massive software tweaks required to the Pi.

Like Norm said, better to hook the sensors to the Opto and go from there.

Perfect, thanks a lot, I’ll get to work,