Highest Internal Temp: 124° F
Lowest Internal Temp: 50° F
Highest Ambient Temp: 84.8° F
Lowest Ambient Temp: 11.4° F
Highest Relative Humidity: 71.2%
Lowest Relative Humidity: 21.2%
Highest Dew Point: 62.9° F
Lowest Dew Point: -5.3° F
If you have any unused iBook G3 compatible RAM you'd like to donate to the project, please contact me
There is a PHP shell script that runs every minute. It gathers all of the data and inserts it into the database. This web page never touches the temperature sensors directly. The internal temperature reading comes from the internal hard drive's SMART sensor, and is gathered by the application Temperature Monitor. The ambient temperature, humidity and dew point all come from the USB sensor. The USB sensor comes with it's own software to gather data from it.
To keep the iBook awake while it's lid is closed, I took the display apart and removed the reed switch. Now the iBook always thinks it's lid is open, even when it's closed.
This iBook is running the database server and web server that are hosting this website. All images, pdfs, and the jquery.js file are hosted on another server to preserve bandwidth (the iBook is connected to the internet via B speed wifi). Everything else you see is running on the iBook right now.
Differences from last year:
No temperature data is downloaded from the National Weather Service. All data is actually gathered by this iBook itself.
Seti@Home is not running this year. Taking temperature readings every minute will give the iBook 5x as much data to deal with. That's a significant increase, I'd like to see how this iBook handles that on it's own, without the additional work-load of searching for extra-terrestrials.