Vesper finally reflowing! … but

YAY! Today was the day! I could finally get around to reflow one of my Vesper boards, and the first impression is pretty good, if I should say so. All components was reflowing just fine, and the amount of solder paste seems to be spot on too. But again, it should be so too when … Read more

Vesper bill of materials

Since I already got a few mails about how much it would cost to make one of my Vesper boards, I have put a list together of the parts needed for it. Quantity Description Name 2 Relays (HK19F-DC5V-SHG) 3 Terminal blocks 2 pole 1 SD card connector 2 RJ11 connectors 1 Voltage regulator (MCP1702T-3302E/MB) 1 100KΩ … Read more

Vesper rev 1.1?

Earlier today I got the PCB’s for my weather station controller, and while it isn’t perfect, it is absolutely usable. But in an attempt to make it as perfect as I can, I am trying to make some kind of system of what went wrong, and what I am going to do about it. So … Read more

Mounting of the weather sensors

For the first time in a long time, I got a weekend where I am not hospitalized, not sick, not in pain, not really anything wrong with me, so I can get some of my projects finished. Yesterday I finished the clamps for holding the pole for the weather sensors done, so today I decided … Read more

Weather station PCB’s and Stencil

PCB After YEARS of waiting, at least! (or it feels like that) The PCB’s for my Electric Imp based weather station finally arrived. Top side looks good, and even the ID number for the pcb’s, added by iTead, is placed under a relay, so it will be hidden when assembled. But for some reason the … Read more

Weather Station pole mounting

Ideas and drawings As my weather station project continues to make progress, I need to think about a way to mount the pole for the sensors, to my garage. Looking at other people’s experiences with having such sensors placed outside, I found that it needs to be very strong to keep up with the continuous … Read more

Wind speeds

While we wait While waiting from the boards to arrive, I am going to write a bit about how the different values from the weather sensors are going to be read and calculated. The anemometer Inside the anemometer there is, what sounds to be, a reed switch. On the “rotor” (I have no idea what … Read more

Wind speeds

While we wait While waiting from the boards to arrive, I am going to write a bit about how the different values from the weather sensors are going to be read and calculated. The anemometer Inside the anemometer there is, what sounds to be, a reed switch. On the “rotor” (I have no idea what … Read more