Category Archives: Weather

Cellular Webcam Revision 3

I have made another revision to my ongoing cellular webcam project to include some improvements and lessons learned from revisions 1 and 2. In addition to attempting to reduce costs a bit. Cost reductions mostly came from finding equivalent parts … Continue reading

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New POES Receiver Setup

For the last few years I have off and on run a receiver dedicated to picking up the image transmissions from NOAA’s POES series of satellites. The POES satellites are polar orbiting weather satellites that transmit image data down, and … Continue reading

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2017 Balloons Launch

This year we had a bit larger class, so two strings were flown this year, in addition to some other groups flying experimental packages. The first flight reached approximately 105,000ft in altitude, and carried carried a number of student payloads, … Continue reading

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Basic ESD Protection

A recent thunderstorm that came through the area reminded me that I needed to work on some improvements to my surge suppression systems. I have a number of outdoor ethernet devices like security cameras with rather long runs of cable … Continue reading

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Generator Box

A little while ago I picked up a generator for use in power outages to keep things like the fridge and computer equipment going in the case of an outage that’s lasting more than a few hours. While, one of … Continue reading

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