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Raspberry Pi – Fetching live meteorologic data from the web!

In version 1.0 of the paludarium, I had fetched an entire year of data, and I put that into the controlling software. That software in turn simulated that year of weather over and over again. But wouldn’t it be the coolest thing if I managed to pull the meteorologic data live from the web? With the Raspberry Pi I figured it should be possible. Todays goal was to fetch live meteorologic data from the La Selva biological station in Costa Rica. After some fighting with basic Python, I managed to get it going!

Where the data is

The data is actually freely available here: http://www.ots.ac.cr/meteoro/default.php?pestacion=2.

La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica - Home of the meteo station who's data I'll be using!

La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica – Home of the meteo station who’s data I’ll be using!

I found out you can build a URL that will fetch half-hour data for one entire day. As an example: Read more »