Release v0.1 available on Github
While I sent my WF gear to new homes in the summer of 2020, I still wanted to be able to support my UDP Listener and Publisher Utility, so I cooked up a minimalist UDP Simulator utility to broadcast API-compliant UDP to the LAN.
This utility tracks to the current published Tempest UDP Reference and will emit many of the available UDP messages enough to develop/test third-party apps and dashboards against.
Currently it will emit the following at their expected periods, changing the temperature/wind/windDirection values slightly each observation period.
How this is tested
This code is verified vs. my UDP listener ‘and’ vs. @vreihen’s weewx driver.
If you connect the dots into a full-up weewx configuration with the Belchertown skin and MQTT websockets enabled, you can see the Belchertown dashboard update in realtime based on what the Simulator is emitting. Pretty cool.
Possibly coming in the future (maybe)
- more values that change over time rather than being straight-line
- more of a sine-wave cycle of the various values
- less likely - emitting any events, but the code can be hacked to do so if you want to do it yourself
The script can be easily edited if you want to change the destination address or UDP port while you’re in a development mode. Consult the code, it’s obvious.