Daily manual logging of rainfall

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Daily manual logging of rainfall

Post by emeyedeejay » Wednesday 27 June 2018 11:28

Hi all - some guidance please...

I have a simple requirement to be able to manually log a daily rainfall figure read manually from a rain gauge to display a graph ... all VERY low tech.

I can update the device via API/JSON but I can't find a sensor to use that is straightforward. The rain device is for mm/hour etc.

Any ideas?

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Re: Daily manual logging of rainfall

Post by freijn » Wednesday 27 June 2018 11:34

DJ

make a virtual device , on the drop down list select "rain" :-)

make a note of the idx and craft your json.

Can you share a picture of your rain gauge ? it should be automatic !! not manual :-)
Imagine what happens if you are sick ? or on vacation? haha

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Re: Daily manual logging of rainfall

Post by emeyedeejay » Wednesday 27 June 2018 11:41

Thanks Frank!

It's for my father who looks at his rain gauge everyday. I thought it would be nice for him to log it to my domoticz so he could see a graph :)

I saw the rain counter but that seems to want to log per hour ... he would enter per day at most.

I'll take another look - maybe I'm misunderstanding it. Following from the Wiki

IDX = id of your device (This number can be found in the devices tab in the column "IDX")
RAINRATE = amount of rain in last hour in [mm x 100]
RAINCOUNTER = continues counter of fallen Rain in [mm]

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Re: Daily manual logging of rainfall

Post by freijn » Wednesday 27 June 2018 11:50

if you enter it 1 time a day , the day graph is rubbish but the week and month will still work.

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Re: Daily manual logging of rainfall

Post by emeyedeejay » Wednesday 27 June 2018 12:01

Thanks - I'll give it a go.

It would be great to have a basic general way of logging anything (even if manually!). E.g. if I'd like to know how many times a day/week/month my dogs go out then I could configure a basic graph with a custom unit and which takes a value and plots it to a graph.

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Re: Daily manual logging of rainfall

Post by emeyedeejay » Wednesday 27 June 2018 12:12

Looks like it may be the Custom sensor type I'm referring to above. Looking more.

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Re: Daily manual logging of rainfall

Post by emeyedeejay » Wednesday 27 June 2018 16:04

Does anybody know if it's possible to have the custom sensor graphs being bar charts?

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