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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

Miniature Musings of a 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.


One of the most fun aspects of a LAN party was exploring the shared files of all the other users on the network. There were people that would show up, solely for the file swapping. That is exactly what this project is about. From the projects wiki, the Pirate box is a mobile p2p sharing and collaboration platform. Basically it is a wireless hotspot with a slick interface and a shared folder. It doesn’t connect to the internet, and it doesn’t log any connections. You can have a file swapping session simply by flipping it on and sharing its space with other people. They’ve included a step by step guide to setting up your own, but if you’re going to do some subversive file swapping we might suggest putting it in a less conspicuous enclosure. Imagine this as a portable verion of dead drops.

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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

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Happy blogging!