Controller – Meteorology Installation

 

There are a couple of prerequisites that we need:

sudo pip install python-dateutil

sudo apt-get install python-lxml

If you get an error installing dateutil, try again after removing and replacing pip :

sudo apt-get remove python-pip
sudo easy_install pip

Then we can fetch the sensor helper:

wget -P /usr/local/bin/code/controller/sensor_helpers http://www.warrensoft.co.uk/home-hub/code/controller/sensor_helpers/meteorology.py

uncomment the meteorology sensor in /sensor_helpers/__init__.py

and restart the controller.

Add a new sensor via the Organisation option of the website, and populate the SensorFunction as discussed previously. When displayed in Current Values the reading will be time-stamped with the applicable time:

The meteorology facilities give you a wide range of possibilities for implementing intelligent control algorithms within your hub. Next we will look at an alternative hardware sensor.

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