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In the first article I covered how to install a weather station on a Raspberry PI. In the second part I’ll cover how to get it to upload data on an hourly basis to a website using FTP.

Getting the station to run hourly

First we need to get the station to run hourly. To do this I created a script called weatherupload which I placed under /usr/local/bin

Enter the following:

Once saved make it executable and then edit the main crontab:

At the end of the file you need to add the following:

Save it and now every hour it will now run.

Note: I’ve placed it there and not under /etc/cron.hourly because

  1. cron.hourly runs once an hour, but not necessarily at the top of the hour. I a later article when I add twitter you want the tweet to be close to 0m rather than at a random…

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#WAAC update 2

Posted: June 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Wargaming Bear


Here we are at update 2, again the level of support continues to grow. This weeks big news is we have a poster for people to use as they wish, my thanks to Sai Harris for creating it. More people have signed up AND we have a painting competition on the way 🙂

I have also been on Fools Daily so make sure you go have a listen.


Again thanks to Sai Harris for putting this together for me. Clicking on the image will take you to a pdf of the poster for use 🙂

WAAC Poster WAAC Poster

Painting Competition

So Mr Rich Smith came up with the idea of a painting competition for WAAC 🙂 this is a great idea so we may as well get the ball rolling. The rules are simple;

1) Donate £5 (or equivalent) to the WAAC donation page, making sure to say you are…

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The pirate box

Posted: March 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Anarchy Inc.



1. Contexto

En estos días en mi país y en mi ciudad se vive una situación de violencia especial, he visto como el periodismo ciudadano y las redes sociales han servido en gran medida para identificar y demostrar el uso de la violencia entre los actores de este conflicto. También he escuchado innumerables veces el testimonio de ciudadanos comunes y periodistas que reclaman que le rompieron o decomisaron sus equipos o les borraron fotografías y videos que habían tomado de estos eventos.

Con tanta tecnología inalámbrica disponible, con el Internet de las Cosas (Internet of Things) ya presente en el día a día, me parece que este material puede registrarse de muchas formas diferentes. Esta es mi contribución a la labor de las personas que registran estos hechos. Espero que ayude de alguna forma a crear el testimonio público de lo que ocurre en estos sitios en conflicto.

2. Objetivos

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Hello world!

Posted: September 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

Welcome to! This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you plan to do with it.

Happy blogging!