GPRS Weather Station

A GPRS weather station using BeagleBone with custom firmware for battery saving.

Categories: Intermediate

Weather station internals (with Nokia phone as modem)

GPRS for Davis weather station using a BeagleBone Black and Debian custom firmware.

The project is for my local paragliding club to set up a Davis weather station in a remote location with internet access.



  • Davis Vantage Pro2 Wireless Weather Station (6152)
  • Davis Complete System Shelter for all weather station components (7724)
  • Davis USB Data Logger
  • BeagleBone Black
  • USB to Serial cable FTDI TTL-232R-3V3 (optional)
  • USB A micro cable
  • USB A mini cable
  • USB hub
  • Huawei 3G modem (E3531)
  • 4G/3G SIM card
  • Sunix 10A 12V/24V solar charge regulator
  • 20W 12V Photonic universe solar panel
  • 12v 7Ah Sealed lead acid rechargeable battery


  • Debian custom firmware bone-debian-9.2-console-armhf-2017-12-08-2gb.img.xz
  • WeeWX
    open source weather software

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