I’ve been playing with my Weather station, Watson W-8681, since Christmas Day, and I love it.
It came in a small box, all tidy and wanting to be built on Christmas day
Taking it all out of the box, you get the rain water measurer, wind direction, software CD, temp and wireless sensor and a cover to protect it, wind speed and all the fixing clamps needed.
The LCD display is very clear, and it is wireless, which means I can place it anywhere in the house and still know what is happening outside. A single click anywhere on the LCD display lights up the panel for easy viewing.
Once the instruments are all assembled, it looks like a real weather station.
Software need to run the weather station, and pick up the data, which then stores all the data in EasyWeather.dat file
Easy Weather v4.ZIP (1.36 mb)
To enable upload to the Internet I used Cumulus software which take the EasyWeather.dat file and processes it, uploading html file via FTP and it also allow you to upload the data to Weather Underground, to allow others to see your results
CumulusSetup.exe (2.10 mb)
I have all my data being sent to the village web site
All in all I am very pleased with the Weather Station. The software is very retro and could do with being update, perhaps to WPF or Silverlight, but I don’t have the time at the moment to embark on a new project.