Updating my website
Periodically, when the tracker receives an uplink it will reply with a telemetry string so that the gateway can upload the balloon position to habitat as usual.The string is standard except for the addition of some status information about the uplink.From there, follow the instructions to make changes to your web pages.Pros: For most websites, online editing tools are less desirable than using a specialist software package.A toolbar appears above the page, and you can edit the text on the page directly.
I wrote this in Delphi, with some Python to grab the telemetry from Habitat.
Here though I’m going to use an idea provided by Philip Heron – run an old text adventure game.
And to make this a group experience, I added a web dashboard that displays the terminal window in real (ish) time.
The screenshot on the right shows the WYSIWG editor.
To get to this editor, open the page you want to edit in the File Manager (in this case the page is Media College.com's home page).
The following diagram shows how this is achieved in software: The Lo Ra gateway is the standard release with modifications added to provide a server socket on a specified port, to which any network terminal program (e.g. In this case I have written a simple terminal program, in Delphi, that screen-scrapes the terminal window and sends the contents to a Python script, which then updates a web dashboard so that anyone with the URL can see what I see in my terminal program.