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October 27, 2018 at 2:21 am in reply to: Guide: Link B-Hyve to personal Ambient Weather Station via Weather Undergound #76500
Confirmed @Josh, it seem to work much better than my Cronjob solution. Thank you again.Spread the love!July 22, 2018 at 12:13 am in reply to: Guide: Link B-Hyve to personal Ambient Weather Station via Weather Undergound #5015
I think so, try that web link i gave, let’s chat on IRC, and paste the summary here for others.Spread the love!July 21, 2018 at 11:01 pm in reply to: Guide: Link B-Hyve to personal Ambient Weather Station via Weather Undergound #5011
RSCHAEFER – I can’t speak to EasyCron, but https://cron-job.org is free, just create an account.
Did you get an WU API key? Without that, nothing matters, unless someone else has a suggestion. If you are online now, and want to chat about it, I am online, you can hit me up via the IRC:
Enter a Username: [ANYNAME]
This is public, but the thread is maintained.
We can have a dialog there in real time. I’ll keep that chat open for a while, but we can always use that room to chat, old school style.Spread the love!July 21, 2018 at 3:33 pm in reply to: Guide: Link B-Hyve to personal Ambient Weather Station via Weather Undergound #4996
The API key is for WeatherUnderground. A CRON job is simply a task a computer executes at a time interval, it’s a timer. When i say enter in that URL for the CRON, all that website is doing is loading up that webpage every 2 minutes, that webpage transfers the data from WeatherUnderground to PWSWeather.
Does that make sense? That API key is critical, I am not sure how to do it without a weather underground API key. People must have been abusing their API keys or WU got bought out and is going corporate. I thought it was much more community based in the past, but these things happen. Good free services get bought then manipulated for profit.Spread the love!July 16, 2018 at 1:57 pm in reply to: Guide: Link B-Hyve to personal Ambient Weather Station via Weather Undergound #4736
According to this post on GitHub, the fee based API key is a very recent (May 2018) change, sorry.Spread the love!July 15, 2018 at 8:05 pm in reply to: Guide: Link B-Hyve to personal Ambient Weather Station via Weather Undergound #4719
I have run across those, but not sure why you need it. I would hold off to see about that API. Surprised you had to contact them for one. I don’t remember it being a complicated thing, maybe I’ll open a new WU account and try myself.Spread the love!July 15, 2018 at 1:27 pm in reply to: Guide: Link B-Hyve to personal Ambient Weather Station via Weather Undergound #4702
Sorry RSCHAEFER. this was the only way I could make it work. I looked back to see how my API / Account was setup, but all I see is an expiration date in 2019. It says I signed up in 2017 but I know I got my API key long before that. We needed an API key to extract weather data for my XMBC Media Player. I will be interested in what you find out. Everyone is doing what the can to monetize the internet these days, news and newspaper sites are near useless with all the crap they try to through out at you just to read a story.
You can look at this thread if you want, I couldn’t make it work, but it might be another option:
There is a LOT to be desired from this product. Uploading data to WeatherUnderground is free with the Ambient Weather device I have, I only needed the API key to transfer the data to what Orbit has decided to use. If I were to do this again, I would have gone with the rachio, at least it appears their stuff works as advertised. This b-hyve is a Alpha level product, Beta if you don’t use anything “smart”. I am very disappointed myself, but I am stuck with it now, so gotta manipulate it to work the best I can.Spread the love!July 15, 2018 at 1:30 am in reply to: Guide: Link B-Hyve to personal Ambient Weather Station via Weather Undergound #4686
I got my API key many years ago to use with KODI / XMBC. If I recall it might have been a small one time fee, like under $10. It’s well worth the charge, I do NOT pay any fees for it today, I just don’t recall what I did when i first got it.Spread the love!
CAWOLFEE39, I can’t really help you, but I did a search for your station and didn’t find it. That doesn’t mean I did the search right, but might be something to look into.Spread the love!
I created a guide based on my setup on this forum to summarize what I learned and seems to work for me. It can be found atSpread the love!
Think I was able to get my WeatherUnderground data transferred to PWSWeather doing this:
Followed this URL format
Opening this URL resulted in:
* The latest data from 14 seconds ago was transfered over to pwsweather.com; This took 371.85978889465 ms to do (270.09105682373 => 90.903043746948)
Enabled a Cron Job ever 1 minute at cron-job.org
I see my station at https://www.pwsweather.com/obs/%5Bmy station id].html, and after a few minutes, did see it in the b-hyve application for weather sensors. I will give this a bit of time, and confirm it’s really my station and it’s updating enough to help the B-Hyve, but at this point, I think I can mark this as SOLVED.Spread the love!
Ok, here is what I have done:
Prerequisites (related or not):
* Connected Receiver to Sensor (wireless)
* Connected Receiver to Local Network (Wifi)
* Registered with Ambient Weather using MAC
* Registered for WeatherUnderground Station ID (https://www.wunderground.com/signup)
* Confirmed Data received at WU over serveral days
Attempt to get data to Aeris:
* Registered for CWOP Account and Station ID (http://www.findu.com/citizenweather/cw_form.html)
* Registered with IFTTT (if this than that) (https://www.ambientweather.com/community.html)
Although I have Raspberry Pi(s) running around the house, and not yet able to find the software to do it, I am not terribly interested in running a dedicated local process to do this.Spread the love!
Thanks Brent, bringing me back to Ham Radio eh? I have been happy with weatherunderground, not sure I can do both, short of a service that migrates that data. I’ll check it out. ThanksSpread the love!
Integration with If This Than That (https://ifttt.com) would be nice, if we can’t use the most common source of weather information. I live in very much a microclimate, it can rain 4 or 5 blocks away, and I get nothing, the whole point of a smart sprinkler device is this functionality. Weather Underground is a very open platform, and should be supported. The smart watering is a cryptic black box, and so far, I am way over watering my yard with this device, compared to a simple classic timer with a rain sensor wired in. I might just wire in my rain sensor, but the point here was you shouldn’t need that.Spread the love!