Well, if you just want to look at the model, here it is: http://www.lacrossetechnology.com/c84428-wifi-connected-professional-weather-station
I picked one up yesterday at Costco's bricks-and-mortar store. Not sure whether it will be easy to hack or not.
Happy New Year to all!
I hope 2022 brings you good times and some fun new IOT projects!
I just downloaded KiCad 6.0 as a present to myself, so I predict some new PCB designs are in my future for 2022 : )
@skywatch The naughty step is my second home... I understand what you're getting at, played with radio and antennae most of my life although only into the uhf bands, as I found out to my surprise, many have on this forum...
But the problem remains as @Nca78 pointed out the range for a given input power, dodging or penetrating obstacles in the modern domestic environment with composite structures and steelwork becomes progressively more problematic with higher frequencies, it is as you noted yourself rather pernickity.
At my age, pulling my hair out is not an option hence my choice of uhf for the system here, lower power input, longer battery life, keep what hair there is...
Of possible interest: Here's a guy who is building an inexpensive open source ethernet controller for stepper motors:
What happend to Ethersweep? Project Update! – 12:36— Neumi
If you listen to the end, it's revealed that there is now generous funding available which allows people to do this kind of open-source development as a full time job, which is what he is now doing. For that reason, I think there's a good chance he will complete his project within the allowed 6 months., and so by the deadline it will likely be nicely polished.