Weather Toys not only shows you how to build the various weather sensors, it also guides you through the process of creating your own weather station software.
Coded in Java, you'll build a software project called SimpleWeather that works in both Windows, Mac OS X, and many versions of Linux. SimpleWeather starts off, well, simple.
You'll learn step-by-step how to add the code to read your weather sensors and display it on your computer. Some of the more advanced projects show you how to add a web server
so you can share your weather data on the Internet, control appliances based on weather, and build a smart home thermostat.
All software projects are written in Java, an easy to
learn object-oriented programming language. Even if you have never written code before, you will be guided step-by-step. All software tools used are available as free downloads.
Source code for all the projects, as well as completed version for those who prefer not to write the code,
are available for download. Also included is the ExtremeTech™ Weather Server, a complete software application ready to run. Many free, shareware, and commercial software
packages are available for your 1-Wire Station too. See the Links page for more info.
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