SolarPi – Weather / Temp RasPi Project

See It: http://solarpi.tafkas.net

More Details: http://blog.tafkas.net/2014/11/19/solarpi-a-flask-powered-photovoltaic-monitor/


excerpt from the blog post…

After collecting some photovoltaic data using PikoPy and a some readings from the residential meter it was time to put everything together. The data is collected by a couple of scripts triggered by a cronjob every five minutes.

$ crontab -l
*/5 * * * * python /home/solarpi/kostal_piko.py
*/5 * * * * python /home/solarpi/collect_meter.py
*/15 * * * * python /home/solarpi/collect_weather.py

The results are then written into a SQLite database. I chose SQLite over PostgreSQL for its lighter footprint on the Raspberry Pi. And since we will have no concurrent writes SQLite should be capable serving as a database backend.

The sole purpose of the web application is to fetch data from the database and render the results. I decided to use Flask, a microframework for Python based on Werkzeug and Jinja 2. For the Frontend I used the Bootstrap based SB Admin 2 Theme.

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Five Things To Know About The Raspberry Pi Model B+ 

Expect to build bigger projects with more connectivity.

Technology has changed significantly since the cheap educational micro-computer Raspberry Pi Model B was launched in 2012. Now, a new model will reflect the latest developments.

When Raspberry Pi Foundation introduced the Raspberry Pi Model B+. Pi inventor and Foundation CEO Eben Upton said that while the company will continue to produce and sell older Raspberry Pi models, customers should see the B+ as a high tech replacement…

Source: Five Things To Know About The Raspberry Pi Model B+ – ReadWrite