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  • alrjr2001
    I vote for this as my solution of choice if one has some extra $$$ (which I dont right now). Arnold In The Smokies DW1121 ... x 6.5 x ... 11/17/2008
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      I vote for this as my solution of choice if one has some extra $$$
      (which I dont right now).

      Arnold In The Smokies
      DW1121


      --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Rob Reab" <robreab@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > I don't know your budget but, if you're thinking compact and pretty, you
      > might consider a Mac Mini. You can run Windows and they are only 2"
      x 6.5" x
      > 6.5" and pretty nice looking. Add a copy of Windows, a USB to RS232
      > converter and you're ready to go. They are $599 though.
      >
      >
      >
      > Rob Reab
      > RobReab at msn.com
      >
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Doug Leppard
      > Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 10:36 AM
      > To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [wuhu_software_group] Computer for station
      >
      > What is the criterion for using a low cost computer for a weather
      > station?
      >
      >
      >
      > I will start a list what is needed on the computer:
      >
      >
      >
      > 1. OS. Does it need to be some version of windows? Can it be
      > linux to run wuhu software?
      > 2. Needs to have someway to communicate to the outside world to run
      > programs etc. Good to have monitor and keyboard connection. Another
      > option, could you log into it through internet.
      > 3. Must have internet connection, wireless best.
      > 4. Must have serial or USB to talk to weather station.
      > 5. Some sort of storage like a minimum hard disk or ram disk.
      >
      >
      >
      > What else?
      >
      >
      >
      > After we are done I might end of doing what Rob suggests below,
      > reinstalling windows, hate doing that.
      >
      >
      >
      > Doug Leppard
      > Global ConneXion Director
      > Global Technology Office
      > Campus Crusade for Christ International
      > Doug.Leppard@... <mailto:Doug.Leppard@...>
      >
      > ________________________________
      >
      > From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Rob Reab
      > Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 11:10 AM
      > To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [wuhu_software_group] Computer for station
      >
      >
      >
      > As a computer support technician, I've got a few thoughts:
      >
      > 1. Are you sure a reinstall of Windows while eliminating any unneeded
      > software won't solve the problem?
      >
      > 2. It won't take much of a pc to be a "Weather Server". You might find a
      > good, used system that you can clean up. You can run it without monitor
      > and
      > keyboard using remote desktop or some derivative of VNC
      >
      > 3. It doesn't sound like it needs to be 'pretty'. I'm running wuhu as a
      > service with my 2317 on a Windows 2003 server in a closet that serves
      > numerous functions. No monitor or keyboard
      >
      > 4. As mentioned, you can get single board computers but you're paying
      > for
      > the 'single board' part. You can put together a clone pc but by the time
      > you
      > add the parts needed and a legal copy of the OS (unless you're into
      > Linux)
      > you're talking about a few hundred dollars minimum.
      >
      > Rob Reab
      > KTNCOOKE13
      > DW1500
      > RobReab at msn.com
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com>
      > [mailto:wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Doug
      > Leppard
      > Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 8:52 AM
      > To: wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:wuhu_software_group%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: [wuhu_software_group] Computer for station
      >
      > My ws-2317 has been up for a month. It has been fun to watch it as it
      > goes through the variations of weather.
      >
      > The ws-2317 has been very stable, but the PC hooked up to has not. It
      > is an old Dell notebook that was past its life but good for this. But
      > the notebook sometimes just stops and must be rebooted. Ok if you catch
      > it in time the weather data seems to catch up.
      >
      > I was wondering if there was a single board computer out there that was
      > low in cost to buy and low cost to run meaning the power drain was low.
      >
      > I can also ask my robotics group who will have answers but I didn't know
      > if this group had worked through this issue or not.
      >
      > Doug Leppard
      > Global ConneXion Director
      > Global Technology Office
      > Campus Crusade for Christ International
      > Doug.Leppard@... <mailto:Doug.Leppard%40ccci.org>
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