Friday, October 21, 2016

Great fun

The webcam project has been great fun and is described in more detail on the webcam page. The successful display of a near-real-time image on the home and webcam pages requires the coordination of a number of hardware and software components, including some custom hardware and software. It’s not rocket science, but it’s not a novice project given my choice of equipment (there are camera packages that are made to connect easily to an internet connection). Bad images can occur for a number of reasons, especially at night as lighting conditions fluctuate. Including weather data with an outdoor camera image was not my idea, but it’s a nice touch. Current and forecast data are acquired from the US Government’s National Weather Service.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Blog reboot

Webcam images have been presented on for several years, and in 2016, my kids got me a weather station. Because, I don't want to know the temperature at the airport; I want to know the temp in my back yard. I'm still working on presentation on my site.

This blog will present the occasional technical comment on the webcams and weather station.