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 ====== Overview of WeatherDuino Receivers ====== ====== Overview of WeatherDuino Receivers ======
  
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 +====== Overview of WeatherDuino Receivers ======
  
 ===== WeatherDuino Receivers - Comparison Chart ===== ===== WeatherDuino Receivers - Comparison Chart =====
  
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-| Microcontroller ​                      ​|  ATMEL AT328 16MHz                          |  ATMEL AT2560 16MHz                               ​|  Tensilica L106 32-bit 80MHz                                     ​+|Microcontroller ​ |  ATMEL AT328 16MHz  |  ATMEL AT2560 16MHz  |  Tensilica L106 32-bit 80MHz  
-| Display Type                          |  LCD 20×4                                   ​|  Touch 2.8" Color TFT                             ​|  Touch 2.8" Color TFT                                            +|Display Type  |  LCD 20×4  |  Touch 2.8" Color TFT  |  Touch 2.8" Color TFT  
-| Display Resolution ​                   |  4 Lines x 20 Characters ​                   |  320×240 ​                                         |  320×240 ​                                                        ​+|Display Resolution ​ |  4 Lines x 20 Characters ​ |  320×240 ​ |  320×240 ​ 
-| Touch Control ​                        ​|  NO                                         ​|  YES                                              |  YES                                                             ​+|Touch Control ​ |  NO  |  YES  |  YES  
-| Davis VP2 Emulation ​                  ​|  YES                                        |  YES                                              |  YES                                                             ​+|Davis VP2 Emulation ​ |  YES  |  YES  |  YES  
-| Davis Data Logger ​                    ​|  YES                                        |  YES                                              |  NO                                                              +|Davis Data Logger ​ |  YES  |  YES  |  NO  
-| Broadcast Data                        |  YES (RF)                                   ​|  YES (RF / WIFI                                 |  YES (WIFI                                                     +|Broadcast Data  |  YES (RF)  |  YES (RF / WiFi |  YES (WiFi 
-| WiFi Capability <​sup>​1)</​sup> ​        ​|  NO                                         ​|  YES                                              |  YES                                                             ​+|WiFi Capability <​sup>​1)</​sup> ​   |  NO  |  YES  |  YES  
-| Air Quality Monitor \\ Compatibility ​ |  NO                                         ​|  YES                                              |  YES                                                             ​+|Air Quality Monitor \\ Compatibility ​ |  NO  |  YES  |  YES  | 
-| Power Supply ​                         |  External 12V 1A                            |  External 9V 1A                                   ​|  USB Powered ​                                                    ​+|12 Hours Forecast (info and icons) ​ |  NO  |  NO  |  YES  | 
-| Assembling Time                       ​|  2 to 4 hours                               ​|  1 to 2 hours                                     ​|  Already Assembled ​                                              ​+|Smooth Fonts with support for accented characters ​ |  NO  |  NO  |  YES  ​
-| Programing ​                           |  Arduino IDE                                |  Arduino IDE                                      |  Arduino IDE                                                     ​+|Power Supply ​ |  External 12V 1A  |  External 9V 1A  |  USB Powered ​ 
-| Release Date                          |  2014                                       ​|  2017                                             ​|  May 2018                                                        |+|Assembling Time  |  2 to 4 hours  |  1 to 2 hours  |  Already Assembled ​ 
 +|Programing ​ |  Arduino IDE  |  Arduino IDE  |  Arduino IDE  
 +|Release Date  |  2014 \\ (Out of production - but still fully supported)  ​|  2017  |  May 2018  |
  
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-<​sup>​1)</​sup> ​ Units with Wifi capabilitycan upload data directly to Weather Underground using an existing WiFi access point. For those that just want to upload their weather station data to WU, this feature ​make of these units truly stand alone devices. No need to connect it to any type of computer.\\ +<​sup>​1)</​sup> ​ Units with WiFi capability can upload data directly to Weather Underground ​(WU) using an existing WiFi access point. For those who just want to upload their weather station data to WU, this feature ​makes these units truly stand-alone devices. No need to connect it to any type of computer.\\ 
-WiFi capabilityalso allow other featuresas sync system time with NTP servers, check online for latest available software, upload Air Quality data to Thinkspeak ​or to [[using_weatherduino_pro2_upload_data_website_database_sql|your own server]].+WiFi capability also allows ​other features ​such as sync system time with NTP servers, check online for latest available software, upload Air Quality data to ThingSpeak ​or to [[:using_weatherduino_pro2_upload_data_website_database_sql|your own server]]
 + 
 +===== Which WeatherDuino receiver is best for me? ===== 
 + 
 +All WeatherDuino receivers emulate the Davis Vantage Pro communication protocol, and receive data from the same WeatherDuino Pro2 Transmitter units. The main difference between these systems is the Receiver capabilities,​ which is related to the hardware used in each of them. Below is a brief description of each system. For a more detailed info on each model, please read the Wikis of each model. 
 + 
 +**[[:​pro2_receiver|WeatherDuino Pro2]]** 
 +  * This receiver uses an Arduino Nano as microcontroller. 
 +  * Weather data is shown on an 20×4 LCD display, not a color TFT display. 
 +  * The receiver does not establish a direct connection to Internet, which means you need to keep it connected to a computer (PC or Raspberry Pi) running Cumulus (CumulusMX or any other weather software), even if you only want to upload data to Wunderground. 
 +  * This model cannot receive data from WeatherDuino Air Quality Monitor devices. 
 +  * Compatible with 4Pro Wireless Display units (RF Mode). 
 + 
 +**[[:​pro2_plus_receiver|WeatherDuino Pro2 PLUS]]** 
 +  * This receiver uses a more powerful AT Mega 2560 microcontroller,​ installed in a removable Meduino Mega2560 Pro Mini module. 
 +  * Weather data is shown on a 2.8" colour TFT display. Navigation between the available data screens is done by touch. 
 +  * The receiver includes an WiFi module (ESP8266) allowing it to establish direct connection to the Internet via an existing WiFi access point. This capability allows direct data upload to Wunderground without the need to connect to other equipment. 
 +  * It is also possible to use a USB connection to a computer (PC or Raspberry Pi) running any weather software. 
 +  * Can receive data from WeatherDuino Air Quality Monitor devices, and upload them to WU, ThingSpeak or even your own server. 
 +  * Compatible with 4Pro Wireless Display units (RF and WiFi mode). 
 +  * Has a useful mini web-server which can be accessed from anywhere on your local network, allowing a quick visualization of all weather data, including the state of the Transmitter Units. 
 + 
 +**[[:​pro2_compact_receiver|WeatherDuino Pro2 Compact]]** 
 + 
 +This is the newest member of the WeatherDuino receiver family and was released in May 2018. It is supplied ready assembled and is the easiest to use of all the WeatherDuino receivers. 
 + 
 +  * Very fast operation, due to its 32 bit 80Mhz microcontroller. 
 +  * Supplied fully assembled including the TFT display, Barometric and Temperature / Humidity sensors ([[https://​www.bosch-sensortec.com/​bst/​products/​all_products/​bmp280|BOSCH BME280]]) 
 +  * Support accent characters on the user interface. 
 +  * Compatible with 4Pro Wireless Display units (WiFi mode). 
 +  * Low power consumption (less than 250mA peak) allows it to be powered directly from the computer USB connection, or when is stand-alone mode, by any micro-USB phone charger. 
 +  * Small size, robust and compact construction. Supplied ready to use (after initial programming).
  
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 ===== Which WeatherDuino receiver is best for me? ===== ===== Which WeatherDuino receiver is best for me? =====
  
-The WeatherDuino ​Pro2Pro2 PLUS and Pro2 Compact all can receive data from the Pro2 Transmitter units. The main difference between these system its the Receiver capabilities,​ which obviously ​is related to the hardware used on each of them. Bellow ​is a brief description of each system. For a more detailed info on each model, please read the WiKis of each model.+All WeatherDuino ​receivers emulate the Davis Vantage Pro communication protocol, and receive data from the same WeatherDuino ​Pro2 Transmitter units. The main difference between these systems is the Receiver capabilities,​ which is related to the hardware used in each of them. Below is a brief description of each system. For a more detailed info on each model, please read the Wikis of each model.
  
 **[[pro2_receiver|WeatherDuino Pro2]]** **[[pro2_receiver|WeatherDuino Pro2]]**
  
-  * The Receiver ​uses an Arduino Nano as microcontroller.+  * This receiver ​uses an Arduino Nano as microcontroller.
   * Weather data is shown on an 20×4 LCD display, not a color TFT display.   * Weather data is shown on an 20×4 LCD display, not a color TFT display.
-  * Receiver can'​t ​establish a direct connection to Internet, which means you need to keep it connected to a computer (PC or Raspberry ​PI) running Cumulus (CumulusMX or any other weather software), even if you only want to upload data to Wunderground. +  * The receiver does not establish a direct connection to Internet, which means you need to keep it connected to a computer (PC or Raspberry ​Pi) running Cumulus (CumulusMX or any other weather software), even if you only want to upload data to Wunderground. 
-  * Don'​t ​receive data from WeatherDuino Air Quality Monitor devices.+  * This model cannot ​receive data from WeatherDuino Air Quality Monitor devices.
   * Compatible with 4Pro Wireless Display units (RF Mode).   * Compatible with 4Pro Wireless Display units (RF Mode).
  
 **[[pro2_plus_receiver|WeatherDuino Pro2 PLUS]]** **[[pro2_plus_receiver|WeatherDuino Pro2 PLUS]]**
  
-  * As microcontroller,​ the receiver uses a more powerful AT Mega 2560, installed in a removable Meduino Mega2560 Pro Mini module. +  * This receiver uses a more powerful AT Mega 2560 microcontroller, installed in a removable Meduino Mega2560 Pro Mini module. 
-  * Weather data is shown in a 2.8" colour TFT display. Navigation between the several ​available data screens is done by touch. +  * Weather data is shown on a 2.8" colour TFT display. Navigation between the available data screens is done by touch. 
-  * Receiver ​includes an WiFi module (ESP8266) allowing it to establish direct connection to Internet ​trough ​an existing WiFi access point. This capability allows direct data upload to Wunderground without the need of having it connect to any other equipment. +  * The receiver ​includes an WiFi module (ESP8266) allowing it to establish direct connection to the Internet ​via an existing WiFi access point. This capability allows direct data upload to Wunderground without the need to connect to other equipment. 
-  * USB connection to a computer (PC or Raspberry ​PI) running any weather software, of course that its also possible+  * It is also possible to use a USB connection to a computer (PC or Raspberry ​Pi) running any weather software. 
-  * Can receive data from WeatherDuino Air Quality Monitor devices, and upload them to WU, Thingspeak ​or even your own server. +  * Can receive data from WeatherDuino Air Quality Monitor devices, and upload them to WU, ThingSpeak ​or even your own server. 
-  * Compatible with 4Pro Wireless Display units (RF and WIFI mode). +  * Compatible with 4Pro Wireless Display units (RF and WiFi mode). 
-  * Have an useful mini web-server which can be accessed from anywhere ​inside of your local network, allowing a quick visualization of all weather data, including the state of the Transmitter ​units.+  * Has a useful mini web-server which can be accessed from anywhere ​on your local network, allowing a quick visualization of all weather data, including the state of the Transmitter ​Units.
  
 **[[pro2_compact_receiver|WeatherDuino Pro2 Compact]]** **[[pro2_compact_receiver|WeatherDuino Pro2 Compact]]**
  
-This is the newest member on the WeatherDuino receivers ​family. It was released ​on May 2018.+This is the newest member ​of the WeatherDuino receiver family and was released in May 2018. It is supplied ready assembled and is the easiest to use of all the WeatherDuino receivers. 
 + 
 +  * Very fast operation, due to its 32 bit 80Mhz microcontroller. 
 +  * Supplied fully assembled including the TFT display, Barometric and Temperature / Humidity sensors ([[https://​www.bosch-sensortec.com/​bst/​products/​all_products/​bmp280|BOSCH BME280]]) 
 +  * Support accent characters ​on the user interface. 
 +  * Compatible with 4Pro Wireless Display units (WiFi mode). 
 +  * Low power consumption (less than 250mA peak) allows it to be powered directly from the computer USB connection, or when is stand-alone mode, by any micro-USB phone charger. 
 +  * Small size, robust and compact construction. Supplied ready to use (after initial programming). 
 + 
 + 
 +===== Which WeatherDuino receiver is best for me? ===== 
 + 
 +All WeatherDuino receivers ​emulate the Davis Vantage Pro communication protocol, and receive data from the same WeatherDuino Pro2 Transmitter unitsThe main difference between these systems is the Receiver capabilities,​ which is related to the hardware used in each of them. Below is a brief description of each system. For a more detailed info on each model, please read the Wikis of each model. 
 + 
 +**[[:​pro2_receiver|WeatherDuino Pro2]]** 
 +  * This receiver uses an Arduino Nano as microcontroller. 
 +  * Weather data is shown on an 20×4 LCD display, not a color TFT display. 
 +  * The receiver does not establish a direct connection to Internet, which means you need to keep it connected to a computer (PC or Raspberry Pi) running Cumulus (CumulusMX or any other weather software), even if you only want to upload data to Wunderground. 
 +  * This model cannot receive data from WeatherDuino Air Quality Monitor devices. 
 +  * Compatible with 4Pro Wireless Display units (RF Mode). 
 + 
 +**[[:​pro2_plus_receiver|WeatherDuino Pro2 PLUS]]** 
 +  * This receiver uses a more powerful AT Mega 2560 microcontroller,​ installed in a removable Meduino Mega2560 Pro Mini module. 
 +  * Weather data is shown on a 2.8" colour TFT display. Navigation between the available data screens is done by touch. 
 +  * The receiver includes an WiFi module (ESP8266) allowing it to establish direct connection to the Internet via an existing WiFi access point. This capability allows direct data upload to Wunderground without the need to connect to other equipment. 
 +  * It is also possible to use a USB connection to a computer (PC or Raspberry Pi) running any weather software. 
 +  * Can receive data from WeatherDuino Air Quality Monitor devices, and upload them to WU, ThingSpeak or even your own server. 
 +  * Compatible with 4Pro Wireless Display units (RF and WiFi mode). 
 +  * Has a useful mini web-server which can be accessed from anywhere on your local network, allowing a quick visualization of all weather data, including the state of the Transmitter Units. 
 + 
 +**[[:​pro2_compact_receiver|WeatherDuino Pro2 Compact]]** 
 + 
 +This is the newest member of the WeatherDuino receiver family and was released ​in May 2018. It is supplied ready assembled and is the easiest to use of all the WeatherDuino receivers. 
 + 
 +  * Very fast operation, due to its 32 bit 80Mhz microcontroller. 
 +  * Supplied fully assembled including the TFT display, Barometric and Temperature / Humidity sensors ([[https://​www.bosch-sensortec.com/​bst/​products/​all_products/​bmp280|BOSCH BME280]]) 
 +  * Support accent characters on the user interface. 
 +  * Compatible with 4Pro Wireless Display units (WiFi mode). 
 +  * Low power consumption (less than 250mA peak) allows it to be powered directly from the computer USB connection, or when is stand-alone mode, by any micro-USB phone charger. 
 +  * Small size, robust and compact construction. Supplied ready to use (after initial programming). 
 + 
 +===== Custom Box for the WeatherDuino Pro2 PLUS and Pro2 Compact receivers ===== 
 + 
 +{{:​wiki:​pro2plus_case.jpg?​400x266}}{{:​wiki:​pro2c_newenclosure01.jpg?​348x266}} 
 + 
 +A member of the WeatherDuino Team (Jarek from Poland) has designed custom cases for the WeatherDuino Pro2 PLUS and Pro2 Compact receivers. \\ Anyone with a 3D printer can print it at home, or order it through any of the several 3D print services available online. \\ The required files are freely available for download. \\ WeatherDuino Pro2 PLUS: [[https://​www.thingiverse.com/​thing:​3137127|https://​www.thingiverse.com/​thing:​3137127]] \\ 
 +WeatherDuino Pro2 Compact: [[https://​www.thingiverse.com/​thing:​3210539|https://​www.thingiverse.com/​thing:​3210539]] 
 + 
 +New Version: WeatherDuino Pro2 Compact / Wireless Weather Display: [[https://​www.thingiverse.com/​thing:​4161865|https://​www.thingiverse.com/​thing:​4161865]]
  
-  * Due to its 32 bit 80Mhz microcontroller it works very fast. +Note: The WeatherDuino Pro2 Compact box can also be used for the [[https://wiki.weatherduino.com/wireless_display_units|WifI Wireless Display]] units
-  * Its supplied fully assembled including ​the TFT display, Barometric and Temperature / Humidity sensors ([[https://www.bosch-sensortec.com/bst/​products/​all_products/​bmp280|BOSH BME280]]+
-  * Shares all the features of Pro2 PLUS, except the hardware Davis data logger. +
-  * Compatible with 4Pro Wireless Display ​units (WIFI mode). +
-  * Its the WeatherDuino receiver easier to use ever released. +
-  * Low power consumption (less than 250mA peak), allows it to be powered directly from the computer USB connection, or when is stand alone mode, by any micro-USB phone charger. +
-  * Small size, robust compact construction. Ready to use (after initial programming).+
  
  
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