The Generation 3 Weather Station continued to use the Particle Electron microcontroller, but with a significant update to the software and some additional sensors. The overall design did not change, and the MQTT publishing remained the same, as did all the back end data management and graphing.
The following updates were made in the Gen 3 version.
All parameters were moved into the EEPROM on the Particle Electron.
- A small CLI was written to allow updating of the configuration parameters in the EEPROM. This also provides some real time debug and status information.
- New sensors were added for temperature/humidity and UV. The SHT15 temperature/humidity sensor and the BME280 temperature/humidity/pressure sensors were retained.
The following links provide details on these (new and retained) sensors.