What is Meteobridge?
Meteobridge is a small energy-efficient upload server providing instant weather data available on the Internet. Your actual weather information available anytime, anywhere. Providing you as well as other weather enthousiasts an insight on your weather data. And conversely, you also can access weather data of other weather stations. An enrichment for weather enthousiast and professional user.
What does a Meteobridge do for you?
- Have your weather data uploaded to (simultaneously and multiple) weather collection sites such as Weather Underground (wunderground) or Windfinder.
- The Weerhuisje plug & play weather website has been specially made for use with the meteobridge.
- Place automatic tweets on pre-set conditions.
- Alerts via email or SMS when set threshold values are exceeded.
- The Meteobridge also supports the use of e.g. the Saratoga and Leuven template. This requires some knowledge of HTML and scripting.
- And there are more (advanced) possibilities with the Meteobridge (Pro).
Meteobridge and Davis
There are several ways to connect a Davis Vantage Pro2 or Davis Vantage Vue to a meteobridge.
- Meteobridge Nano (SD) - The simplest solution. Is seated in the console (or Envoy).
- Meteobridge standard (WUS02) - You already have a Davis logger? Simply connect it to the WUS02 meteobridge.
- Meteobridge Pro + (red) - Receive and upload weather data independently of your console.
Meteobridge std (WUS02)
- Weather data is forwarded to the desired internet locations.
- System settings are loaded and activated via meteobridge server.
- No own database. So no chance of database corruption. Very robust!
Meteobridge Pro WUS03 - Pro (+)
- MB Pro black > No built-in meteostick (Davis receiver)
- MB Pro red (Pro +) > With built-in meteostick (Davis receiver)
- Own weather data storage > internal database.
- Autonomous generation of (extensive) graphs (have a look at the bottom of the page).
- Display charts dynamically show/hide weather variables and time span.
- Dimensions: 57mm x 27mm x 95mm (width x height x depth) without antennas
- Weight: 130g (with antennas)
- Operating temperatures: 0 - 40 ° C, non-condensing
- 100/10 Mbit Ethernet port
- WiFi 2.4 GHz, 802.11g / n (right SMA male connector on rear panel)
- RF sensor reception in 868-915 MHz band (left SMA female connector on the rear panel)
- External power supply (incl. Plugs for USA, EU, UK) with micro-USB connector
- Full size USB female connector on the front panel.
- Micro USB female connector on the rear panel
- Black / white OLED screen with 128 x 64 pixels for status display and user-defined weather data
- Reset pin hole
- 4 LEDs on the front panel, with an indication:
- RF sensor reception (orange)
- System operational (red)
- Network traffic (yellow)
- Sensor data saved (green)
- Power consumption 1-2 watts
- Carambola 2 processor (AR9331 SoC, 16MB flash, 64 MB RAM)
- 4 port USB hub
- Voltage / power monitoring IC (INA220)
- Barometer IC (BMP180)
- Temperature / humidity IC (SHT21)
- Low volume signaling buzzer
- 1 GB USB connected permanent storage (THNU08SIPBLACK)
- CE and RoHS compliant and FCC compliant (FCC ID Z9W-cm2)
- Meteobridge Nano is seated in the logger slot of a Davis console or Envoy.
- Via local Wi-Fi network it connects to the internet.
- Same functionality as the standard meteobridge. Only suitable for Davis stations.
- With Davis logger memory chip. Existing weatherlink PC software can simply continue receiving the weather data. The Nano behaves like a Davis 6555 IP datalogger.
Meteobridge Nano SD (Pro)
- With internal SD storage. Same functionality as the Meteobridge Pro.
- Own weather data storage in internal database.
- Autonomous generation of (extensive) graphs (e.g. at the bottom of the page).
- Display graphs: dynamically show/hide weather variables and adjust time span.
- De Nano (SD) operates using the standard Davis poweradapter. Always use console batteries too.
- Dimensions: 35mm x 30mm x 10mm (W x H x D). Fits in the expansion slot on the back of the console.
- Weight: 10g
- Consumes approximately 300 mA at 5 V
- Ambient temperature: 0 - 50 ° C, non-condensing
- WiFi 2.4 GHz, 802.11g / n, internal chip
- VoCore2 CPU board
- Mediatek 7628 AN SOC 128 MB RAM / 16 MB flash status LED
- Reset button
- 6-pin connection for service purposes
- CE certification. RoHS and FCC compliant (FCC ID 2AC4R-VOCOREV2) and complies with Open Source obligations for the included SW components.
Supported weather networks and weather stations
- Open weather map
- Weather cloud
- Anything weather
- Meteoplug Cloud Graphing
> For a complete list, visit www.meteobridge.com
Weather networks (cntd)
- Weather Underground
- Weather Underground CAM
- WOW / WOW-NL / WOW-BE
- Meteobridge Weer CAM
- WeatherBug Backyard
- Meteostick (Davis ontvanger)
- Davis Vantage Pro2 , Pro1 (behalve firmware A ), Davis Vantage Vue, Envoy, Envoy 8x
- Oregon WMR200, WMR100 , WMR88, WMRS200, WMR968 (US) , WMR928 ( EU)
- TFA Nexus, Sinus Meteotime Duo. Meade TE923 , TE827 , TE821 , DV928
- Ambient Weather WS1090 , WS2080
- Peet Bros ULTIMETER 100 , 800 , 2100
- RainWise MkIII
- Acurite 1025/1035/1525, Internet -Bridge
- La Crosse WS2300 (WS2350, WS2355, WS2357)
- La Crosse / ELV WS300PC/444/500 en diverse klonen ( WS550/777/888 , WDC7000 )
Meteobridge user interface demo
A demo user interface is available at config.meteobridge.com
There youwill find how easy you can make adjustments and activate functions yourself. The demo interface is not 100% complete. The "live data" tab, for example, is missing here. The options of the meteobridge pro are also not included in this simple demo. But you do get a good idea of how it works.
Can connect to the meteobridge user interface but no upload
The WUS02 uses the standard port 80 for web pages. In some routers, outgoing traffic on port 80 is blocked, and this setting must be set to allow outgoing traffic via port 80.
Mail settings Gmail
Gmail considers mails sent from an application (in this case the Meteobridge sw) as potentially dangerous. To use gmail in this case, the option "Access for apps with lower security" is available.
- Make sure you are logged into your Google (mail) account.
- Follow the link and click on "enable". https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps
- The setting is activated immediately.
Gmail configuration settings:
- Authentication: TLS
- SMTP host: smtp.gmail.com
- Port: 587
- User: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Password: ww associated with "email@example.com"
Proper shutdown of meteobridge Pro
The meteo bridge Pro (+) has its own internal database. Just shutting down the power supply can lead to the corruption of the weather database.
There are two ways to safely shut down the meteo bridge.
Through the user interface of the meteobridge:
- Log in to the meteobridge and go to the system tab.
- Press shutdown and wait until the display and LEDs are off.
Exit Meteobridge pro (+) without logging in to the user interface.
- Press the pin hole under the LEDs with a paper clip.
- Press and hold until the vertical bar on the right is completed.
- "SHUTDOWN" appears on the screen.
- Wait until the message disappears and the LEDs are off.
- You can now disconnect the meteobridge from the power supply.
The meteo bridge is connected to the network, find below how to start the user interface.
- Obtain the IP address of the Meteobridge.
- Type in the address bar of your web browser: magicip.meteobridge.com (IP address can also be retrieved via the router)
- Click on the link in the line on the screen (eg: "Meteobridge 'model' (MAC 1E: 12: 0A: 1E: 7E: 3B) with LAN IP 192.168.10.211 at - date / time -".
Enter the user name and password in the pop-up screen. Standard credentials:
- Username: meteobridge
- Password: meteobridge.
Activate internet access
In order to gain access to the meteobridge user interface outside of your own network (via a random internet connected computer), external access must be activated in the user interface.
Note: For security reasons we advise you to change the login password.
Perform the following steps to gain remote access to the meteobridge.
- Login to the meteobridge and select tab "System".
- In the 'Security' block, place a checkmark at "Internet login"
- Click on "This URL" in the text behind the checkmark
- With the https: // link that appears you can login to the meteobridge from the Internet.
Standard meteobridge reset options
The reset procedure for the standard meteobridge (TPlink MR3020 - white square box) offers 3 options.
1. Network settings restored to DHCP LAN mode (wired mode).
2. Reset user interface password WUS02.
3. Delete all settings and return to factory default.
- Remove the mains voltage from the meteobridge and wait for 15 seconds.
- Reconnect the mains voltage.
- The LED of the RESET button starts to flash slowly.
- When the LED starts to flash quickly, press and hold the RESET button.
- The LED stops flashing:
Choose the correct reset
Release after 1x flash: Network settings restored to DHCP LAN mode (wired mode).
Release after 2x flash: Password of user interface of the meteobridge will be reset to standard: meteobridge
The video shows the last option. Be very careful with that, all user settings are lost and this can have major consequences!
Let go after 5x flash: All settings back to factory default.
Meteobridge Nano reset options
When NANO is stuck at blinking fast or LED is steady on you can do some reset operations by pressingthe small blue button on the NANO board next to the pin header. Which operation is triggered by pressing the button is determined by how long you keep the button pressed. When pressing down the button theLED will go off and will then start blinking slowly. You can now select a special reset operation by keeping the button pressed until a specific number of blinks is done.
These are the reset options to choose from:
- Release button after first blink:
- Resets password of WiFi access point that the NANO provides forinitial login. Password is set to “meteobridge” and NANO is rebooted
- Release button at second blink:
- Resets HTTP password to “meteobridge” and reboots
- Release button at fifth blink:
- Reset NANO to factory defaults (all settings are lost) and reboot.
Keep using weatherlink together with meteobridge.
- Resolve the IP address of the meteobridge.
- Check minimum SW version on the WUS02> system tab> system> SW version> Meteobridge 2.5 (xxxx).
- SW version lower than 2.5? Get an updated license.
- Open the Weatherlink program on your PC.
- Go to Setup > Communications port
- In the Communications block, select: TCP / IP
- Select "Remote IP address" and enter the Meteobridge IP address.
- Click OK. You can now download the weather data from the data logger.
Integrate customized widgets and templates on your own website. Meteobridge and/or Meteobridge Pro offer different options for this features. Creating the widgets is relatively easy. Weerhuisje.nl can also provide support.
Text over image
- Two examples of placing weather data text (with shadow) over an existing image on your site.
- Here we use a HTML template with weather variables. The variables are replaced by current values per set interval and placed on the site via an FTP upload as an HTML file
- Technique: HTML / css template
Wind rose (Languages: NL - EN - DE)
- Extremely easy to implement wind rose. With or without text-over-image.
- Left. Scalable windrose image to be inserted in your own website.
- Right. Scalable wind rose image with text-over-image (in this example: speed)
- Technique: HTML template
- Download complete kit here: windrose.zip
- Difficulty setting up the meteobridge? We can help!
Weather underground standalone charts
- When using weather underground for uploading weather data.
- The graphs are extracted directly from your (own) weather station data on Wunderground.
- A total of thirteen different graphs available.
- Developed by weather34.com
Steel series gauges
- The steel series gauges have been developed by Gerrit Grünwald. Mark Crossley then developed gauges for weather variables.
- Uses HTTP request. This allows high-frequency updates (a few seconds).
- More complicated to integrate into a website.
- Meters available for temperature control, humidity, barometer, wind, UV precipitation, Solar.
Export charts (MB pro only)
- Compose your own charts or choose from existing templates.
- Graphs can be adjusted interactively (once placed on your own website) to show/hide weather variables and time frame.
All-in-one graph (left)
Sun hours per Month
Left (requires Instromet sun hours sensor)
Sun hours per year + daylight time
Right (requires Instromet sun hours sensor)