Category Archives: Weather

2017 Balloon Launch

This last weekend I went over with the class from UW and helped out with the annual high altitude balloon launch. I flew a position tracking payload, as well as a camera that got some pretty nice photos. Check out … 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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Homebrew Weather Station

I’ve recently been playing with the Electric Imp platform of Internet of Things devices. They’re fairly inexpensive, and very easy to use, so when SparkFun recently was having a sale, I picked up their Weather Shield, and Sensors. With some … Continue reading

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Pacific Northwest Rust

Those of you who live in the Pacific Northwest, particularly along the coast, know that just about anything metal you leave outside will be rusted in very short order. The mild temperatures and moist climate tend to encourage such things. … Continue reading

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