I won the TinkerForge Weather Station at the Infineon 2013 online Christmas give-away event.
It took a little while for the Infineon reindeer to deliver it, but here it is 🙂
Assembling the kit (it consisting of a handful of laser cut Plexiglas, lots of screws and nuts and of course some electronic boards) didn’t take long.
It’s quite a nice kit. But there is a catch: it’s a new board design, with new connectors and a new tool chain. It has no interface to boards, like the Arduino or the Raspberry Pi.
I find the toolchain not very self-explanatory. There are „Bricks“ and „Bricklet“ modules and there is a „Brick Daemon“ tool and a „Brick viewer“. You’ll find software plugins and firmware, and so on. Boy — this feels like programming a VCR for the first time.
Demo – Brick Viewer
When I started the Brick Viewer, all was empty I rebooted my PC and oh wonder, that helped:
You can choose between different tabs — one for each Bricklet module:
I don’t know what to make of the weather-station. What is your experience with the Bricks/Bricklets and so on?
How does one program a firmware that captures data and sends them to a host?