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#26 Midnight Dan

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 03:24 PM

Does it react when the moisture is from dew formation? I wouldn't want that; only droplets falling on it...

No.  There is a heater in the sensor to avoid condensation. Plus there's a calibration procedure where you put tiny droplets on the sensor and adjust the sensitivity to where you want it. 

 

With normal calibration, a few misty specks of water will not be detected.  But if even a light mist continues, it will build up on the sensor and be detected.  Larger drops like you'd experience in a light drizzle are detected very quickly.  This is unlike most weather stations which use a teeter-toter collection bucket that needs to collect a fair amount of water before it tips and registers a count.

 

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Posted 30 October 2020 - 12:33 PM

No. There is a heater in the sensor to avoid condensation. Plus there's a calibration procedure where you put tiny droplets on the sensor and adjust the sensitivity to where you want it.

With normal calibration, a few misty specks of water will not be detected. But if even a light mist continues, it will build up on the sensor and be detected. Larger drops like you'd experience in a light drizzle are detected very quickly. This is unlike most weather stations which use a teeter-toter collection bucket that needs to collect a fair amount of water before it tips and registers a count.

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Yes. The same sensor I’m talking about. Rainsensor.com. It’s a pretty agnostic device that can tell you if it’s rain dew snow etc.

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 03:16 PM

After a bit of fiddling with Tektite Skies, it appears to be working for the most part. I didn't realize that when the button is flashing 'waiting', it takes a total of 10 'cloud' increments to set the cloud flag and remove the IsSafe flag. I do however have to run a calibration at the beginning of every session (i think I can just adjust the % cloud cover) before starting the monitor. The border sizing is still grayed out so I assume that is active with a full version?
I did my testing with some faux images to simulate cloudy/clear conditions as I am currently building my all sky camera. Once that is done and I can confirm proper operation of the app, I would like to purchase the license to remove the demo mode.

I conveyed this information to the dev and I wanted to correct it here so I wouldn't leave a bad impression of the software. I did take the developer up on the option to PM him about the license and a few other questions but I still haven't heard back.

 

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Posted 08 November 2020 - 02:11 PM

Nice 🤗. Say hi for me. He’s a nice guy. Abs yes. The full version does allow full operation.
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Posted 08 November 2020 - 09:18 PM

Nice . Say hi for me. He’s a nice guy. Abs yes. The full version does allow full operation.

I will, and thanks for letting me know about the full version operation. I still haven't heard back from him yet but he did say he was quite busy with work and school. Hopefully soon....

 

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 01:30 PM

Yea, this was definitely a small time gig for him.  Back when I talked to him, he was more than willing to update things to help me out.  He really cares.

 

I think he's in AUS btw.



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Posted 10 November 2020 - 04:29 AM

Hi guys,

Right you are I am in AUS and I care and its nice to see some familiar names, ts just a problem of zero time.... I'm sorry I haven't got back to everyone. I feel v3.11 is pretty robust all the same. I have contacted Jon directly. 

 

Cheers,

 

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 10:13 AM

Hi guys,

Right you are I am in AUS and I care and its nice to see some familiar names, ts just a problem of zero time.... I'm sorry I haven't got back to everyone. I feel v3.11 is pretty robust all the same. I have contacted Jon directly. 

 

Cheers,

 

Trent

Trent! How you doing brother?  I'm glad you're working hard.  Thanks for checking back with us.

 

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