Davis WeatherLink Live plugin

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Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:57 pm
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Davis WeatherLink Live plugin

I decided to get a weather station for the house. Went with a Davis WeatherLink Live and Vantage Vue Wireless Sensor Suite. This is a no-console setup that has a network-attached receiver that collects sensor data and makes it available to cloud servers or mobile apps. It's got an API for accessing the collected data, which I will be using for the plugin.

I already started the plugin, even though I won't have the system installed until next week.

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Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:47 pm
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Re: New plugin coming soon - Davis WeatherLink Live

Hi,

Nice!
I am using Weathercat now to get the data from my Davis but this will be a nice add on.
Also using an Ethernet datalogger which uploads the data to the Davis cloud,

So, if you have a version ready I will certainly give it a try.

Regards,

Wouter

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Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:20 pm
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Re: New plugin coming soon - Davis WeatherLink Live

Well, that was pretty quick.

Plugin now available in the store. Or it will be as soon as Matt or Jay approves it.

This is specifically for the WeatherStation Live. I don't think it will work with a Davis console and data-logger.

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Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:27 pm
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Re: Davis WeatherLink Live plugin

Here's the specific items I purchased, that I've actually tested the plugin with:

Davis Instruments 6100 WeatherLink Live - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PVCV8Q6

Davis Instruments 6357 Vantage Vue Wireless Sensor Suite - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00481TX32

You may need:
Davis 7717 Mounting Pole Kit - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WDXFCA

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Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:55 pm
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Re: New plugin coming soon - Davis WeatherLink Live

FlyingDiver wrote:
Plugin now available in the store. Or it will be as soon as Matt or Jay approves it.


Approved.

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Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:06 am
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Re: Davis WeatherLink Live plugin

Posted release 0.1.2 to the plugin store. Lots of additions:

Added ability to change device state shown on Indigo UI.
Removed restriction on multiple Indigo devices per sensor device (so each can show different state).
Added ability to upload weather data to CWOP.

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:53 am
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Re: Davis WeatherLink Live plugin

Thank you for the plugin!

A request. Any chance to add uploading to PWS Weather network? Davis doesn't support it directly.

Again, thank you for the great work!

JP

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:44 am
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Re: Davis WeatherLink Live plugin

roquej wrote:
Thank you for the plugin!

A request. Any chance to add uploading to PWS Weather network? Davis doesn't support it directly.

Again, thank you for the great work!

JP


Yeah, I was planning on adding support for other weather networks anyway, so I'll do that one next.

What hardware are you using?

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:37 pm
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Re: Davis WeatherLink Live plugin

That wasn't very hard.

Version 0.1.4 in the store has support for pwsweather.com uploads.

This was implemented using code I found on GitHub. If they ever get back to me with actual API documents I'll revise it. Seems to work fine for now.

https://www.pwsweather.com/obs/FW5792.html

I have code to do WeatherUnderground, but after they cut off the free tier users I'm not inclined to support them anymore.

Anyone know what sources DarkSky uses?

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:25 pm
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Re: Davis WeatherLink Live plugin

you absolutely rock!! Thank you!

using the Vantage Vue

JP

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:32 pm
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Re: Davis WeatherLink Live plugin

Should the PWS device display a status?

JP

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:33 pm
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Re: Davis WeatherLink Live plugin

roquej wrote:
Should the PWS device display a status?

JP


No, I haven't implemented that yet. Not sure what I want to put there. If it's not working you'll see errors in the log.

It takes 5-10 minutes after the upload for the data to migrate to the pwsweather.com page.

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:36 pm
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Re: Davis WeatherLink Live plugin

Cool. thanks

JP

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:41 pm
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Re: Davis WeatherLink Live plugin

Let me know when the data shows up for you.

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:00 pm
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Re: Davis WeatherLink Live plugin

It showed up within minutes of creating the PWS device.

JP

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