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Member #343890

Member Since: August 7, 2012

Country: United States

  • I have had the wind sensors up on the roof here in southern Norway since December 2012, and they have been working fine for about a year now, in temperatures down to -19 C (-2 F). I did not put the rain sensor up there, as it gets filled with debris from the trees around here, and I have to clean it out occasionally. As it isn’t heated, it doesn’t work below freezing, however, it starts working again once thawed out.

  • Having previously got all his ducks in a row, Jake has now upgraded and put his owls in a row.

  • Weaker and cheaper perhaps, but it is also using less power (1500 mW instead of 3500 mW) so it is a better option when the additional RAM, USB and Ethernet is not necessary.

  • I think the main difference here is that the price of the Raspberry Pi is significantly less than the price of some of the older alternatives. You mention the kit costing almost $700 – and here are the Raspberry Pi for just under $40 – add the power supply and the SD card that are needed and you may have spent something like $70. At prices like that, many more can afford to experiment. Then they post on their blogs or on the forums about what they are doing for everyone else to read and be inspired by. That sort of thing grows exponentially.

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