Sunroom Logger Day 3

On Previous Episodes Day 1 was a game of discovering the Pi Zero W couldn’t run Win 10 IoT OR .NET Core 2.0 Day 2 was spent trying to get Win 10 IoT running on a Pi 2 B+ and just not being able to boot Day 2.5 started last night with trying to prove the pi worked with stock NOOBS and then try to use NOOBS to install Win 10 IoT (it’s last chance on this project). I even followed microsoft’s guide for installing it via NOOBS, but it’s simply not an option anymore. I even set up wired ethernet at my desk to try the network install. Finally i just put stock Raspbian Stretch Lite back on and called it a night. It boots. I apt-get installed mono-runtime and let it sit overnight to install dependencies. Today’s Episode I finished the basic user setup from day 1 except […]

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Sunroom Logger Round 2

I think it’s not quite worth the hassle to get Pi Zero W to run dotnet core 1.1. 2.0 is out, and Zero support just won’t exist. I did find a few people using a Pi Zero W with Octoprint, so I’m going to earmark one of the Zeroes for that, and in the mean time take the Pi 2 from the printer to use with .NET Core 2.0. I think it would also be interesting to try the Windows 10 IoT route, so this is a project reboot with a Pi 2 (way more cpu than I need for the job, but it’s at hand so it will have to do). Pi B+ Setup with Windows 10 IoT Go through the hardware selector here Realize that they intend you to be running Win10 to install it on the pi. Realize your new (refurb) laptop has Win 7 and you […]

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New Project: Sunroom datalogger

We noticed the sunroom in our new apartment gets to >100 degrees F on a sunny day when the outside temp is only 65! This spurred the idea to try logging the data which will let me build something relatively simple but interesting. I was hoping to use an ESP32 or the older ESP chip, but I didn’t have one on hand (I do own an ESP32, but I’m not certain where i put it, and I’ve moved since then.) One of the benefits of purging a bunch of project stuff and equipment is that I can feel fine about just buying something for a project as needed. I ran to MicroCenter and looked for things with WiFi, since I want to send the data to a database somewhere. I settled on a Raspberry Pi Zero W, which I got for $5. I was hoping to run Windows 10 IoT […]

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