If you set up the Bridge as instructed in the kit, you'll be able to export data from the MyBackyardWeather.com web site to your PC.
To do that you press the "chart" button on the widget you're interested in, then press "Save". A CSV file with that chart's data will be downloaded to your PC.
Personally, I'd set your MyBackyardWeather.com account up to forward your weather data to weatherunderground. Weatherunderground makes data analysis easier in the long-term. It also makes it easier to share your weather data with the public.
Thanks for your informational reply!! :-)
I saw that option, but the problem is that I have to manually click the "Save" button periodically. I need it to automatically stream the data to my computer. I'm a programmer and data analyst myself and I've written a program that automatically processes the data as it's received. Is there anyway to have my system automatically send the data to my computer? I'm doing work for our local harbor commission study to analyze the correlation between weather conditions and harbor pollution levels.
Look at what I've done at http://nincehelser.com/ipwx as a starting point. It's a bit dated, but it still works in general. The idea is that you monitor the information coming from the bridge with an inexpensive Linux system like a Raspberry Pi. You then feed that data into a free and open-source program like weewx, which is very powerful program for analyzing weather data. Where my write-up is a bit dated is communicating information into the current versions of weewx, but it's not a big hurdle to overcome.
That way you'll be collecting information in real-time (every 18 seconds in the case of a 5n1) without any downloading nonsense. Weewx will keep your weather data in a modern SQL-based database in an automatic fashion.
You can find more information about weewx at weewx.com. It has a very active user base, and I think you'll be impressed with its capabilities.
You want to make sure you have the bridge plugged directly into your router via the Ethernet cable provided.
The lights on the bridge should flash.
You will create an account on www.acu-link.com.
Once you get into www.acu-link.com on the top right hand side of your computer you will have your email address with a red arrow pointed down.
Click on the red arrow. Go to set up my bridge.
You will enter the mac address located on your bridge, and complete the set up instructions on this page.
Once you click save if there are no errors on the page this will take you to your Dashboard where you will see your readings. You may need to refresh your page a couple of times to see the information. If there are errors on the page, then the page will not close. If you need further assistance please contact AcuRite customer support at 877-221-1252. Have a great day!
I apologize for any confusion. Your display is not able to stream the information from the display to the computer as it is not a PC Connect display. You would have to save the information as a CSV file on www.acu-link.com. You can do this by clicking the chart button in each individual widget. You can select the specific time period you would like to chart, then click save. This will save it as a CSV file on your computer. If you need further assistance please contact AcuRite Customer Support at 877-221-1252.