John Sellens and I have just finished a book on
System, Network, and Environment
To-Do / In-Progress List
The following items are on my to-do / in-progress list:
- Fast update for Weather Underground updates
- Actuators for oww, owfs, owhttpd, HA7Net, etc.
- Add Excel output. People want it.
- Multiple graphs per view (so you can have one graph for
temperature/humidity and a parallel graph for wind, but with different
scales or looks.
- The ability to specify an IgnoreAbove or IgnoreBelow value for each
sensor (right now, temperatures outside the range -55..85C/-67..257F, wind
speeds above 100MPH, and humidities above 100% are automatically ignored).
- WANTED: someone willing to get this running on Windows, and
putting together the instructions to do so. Perl is portable, I know that
a couple of people have gotten my software to run on Windows using
ActivePerl, but if
someone gives me the play-by-play, I can put it on this website (with
credits). Please help
- New hardware:
- HOBO sensors (made by a number of companies)
- The 232SPDA, an inexpensive multi-curcuit current monitor
- An autoconfigurator (to build the config file for you, and make new users happier)
- Got any requests? Let me know!
- Even better, got any patches? If you add a feature, send me the patches and I will credit you in the code!
Interested in monitoring and control? Here are a bunch of interesting links,
in no particular order. Make sure you check my supported
devices links too...
- Bwired / Domotica is a site in the
Netherlands that monitors a lot of stuff in their household, and has
some very cool sensor designs! They have a stunning
collection of links on all things
- Derek Yerger is doing
investigations into home automation coupled with sensors - neat stuff!
He started with an automated control environment for mycology, which has
- The WELServer) is a neat
all-in-one sensing and logging system. It doesn't do long-term graphs as
well as thermd (and I hope to interface to it soon), but it is a very
sweet standalone package. It has a computer and a logger and a webserver all
in one package.
- Will Beals (N0XGA) has a
site mixing weather sensing and APRS (Amateur Packet Radio System) put
together with the help of Russ Chadwick (KB0TVJ). Also check out the
Citizen Weather Observer Program.
- Hobby Boards has lots of 1-wire stuff
- Power Monitoring
- iButton Hardware/Software from DalSemi
- SIMAT iButton 1-Wire Hub
makes a wide variety of networked sensors (check out their iTHX series).
- AAG OneWire Weather
- Reading an Analog Dial
- Max Home
- Davis has all sorts of
monitoring, including weather, car, marine...
- OWFS -- 1-wire filesystem for Linux
- Brian C. Lane -> DigiTemp (1-wire Temperature Sensor Modules for Linux). He's a "competitor" of mine
- Peter Anderson is an EE Prof at Morgan State, and has lots of stuff on
his site, including
Interfacing with a DS2423 Dual 32-bit Counter
- RFXCom makes wireless sensors
- HomeSeer sells home automation
software and systems (not cheap)
- Texas Weather Instruments sells really expensive sensors and logging systems.
- TK Boyd has lots of good links to other related stuff
- SunSpotWorld - Home of Project Sun SPOT. Very cool, next-generation stuff
- Zigbee Alliance. Wireless control - links to more stuff...
looks promising for control and 2-way communication (better than X-10 by
a long shot. I haven't researched it enough to send you to a
specific site, but check it out...
- CIH Equipment is a Florida
company that calibrates and rents specialty sensors.