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Old 12-01-2020, 05:54 PM
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Old 12-01-2020, 08:03 PM
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Cheers Troy. I've now completed the bulk of what I was hoping to do with this. VB has provided a lot of extra flexibility that was difficult to do in Processing so it was worth the effort.

Here are my near final screen shots (all still using dummy random numbers for testing).
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Old 13-01-2020, 08:57 PM
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Put the finishing touches on this tonight. I've added the ability to log some basic data to a text file that will help me refine my cloud model. I've also compiled my first version into an exe file and it works
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Old 13-01-2020, 09:54 PM
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Kudos again Peter for a great project.
I think you'd be well over Boltwood if charging labour by now?
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Old 14-01-2020, 09:38 AM
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Kudos again Peter for a great project.
I think you'd be well over Boltwood if charging labour by now?
Cheers Rob. That might be so however it was all about learning Arduino, Java and Visual Basic rather than trying to do it cheaper than a Boltwood. I also think this does a lot more than the Boltwood does.
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Old 14-01-2020, 07:50 PM
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Cheers Rob. That might be so however it was all about learning Arduino, Java and Visual Basic rather than trying to do it cheaper than a Boltwood. I also think this does a lot more than the Boltwood does.
And you can improve it, repair it, etc as you need as time goes by
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Old 14-01-2020, 08:12 PM
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Great project Peter, looks like you have come up with a really nice detector and comprehensive software to match.

Congrats on a job well done

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Old 15-01-2020, 05:36 PM
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Great project Peter, looks like you have come up with a really nice detector and comprehensive software to match.

Congrats on a job well done

Cheers Geoff
Thanks Geoff. Quite satisfying to see it all come together.
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Old 15-01-2020, 06:33 PM
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Code now transferred to the observatory PC and all hooked up to the real sensors tonight. Log file and Obs Conditions text file both working as is connection to SGP Observing conditions.

Now I will focus on collecting data to refine the cloud model.
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Old 15-01-2020, 08:29 PM
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Should be plenty of cloud and rain to help refine that end of the spectrum over the next week....!
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Should be plenty of cloud and rain to help refine that end of the spectrum over the next week....!
Yep - nearly got to try out the rain sensor tonight however the calibrated skin set off the alarm first.
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