Continuing the discussion from Solar Powered WiFi Weather Station – diy project:
Continuing our conversation from Looking to 3D print a Weather Station case
@david Here is basic information on the weather station in the linked post above; I have the kit ready on-hand for Noisebridge.
What is Needed?
Click here to see the populated kit
We need one Li-ion 18650 battery.
Lacquer Spray - for adding a protective coating to the electronics to shield them from the elements.
Sensors! - rain sensor, anemometer, uv sensor, moisture sensor, whatever.
I am happy to provide all necessary soldering.
Monitoring - We can install Home Assistant on a Pi or similar:
- must support Bluetooth and WiFi 2.4ghz
- Pi 3 is supported, but model 4 has slightly better performance
- Anyone have a Pi 4 to donate?
- Device should be placed in #rack or a similar space in Noisebridge where it will be left alone.
- Assign dhcp reservation or static ip.
Roof Installation possibilities for the Weather Station w/ Anemometer - Permanent or Weighted Tripod
We can either attach to the roof of 272 Capp Street on a 2x4, or place on a weighted tripod as shown in this Sparkfun project example.
Anemometer and support for additional sensors
- Sounds like David has a home-built anemometer solution we can use. I would like to add some sort of basic rain sensor so we can monitor whether it is currently raining at Noisebridge.
- If you change your mind, we can buy this anemometer kit from Sparkfun
- Solar powered off 5.5v panel
- BME supports Temperature, Humidity, Barometric Pressure
- Anemometer will add Wind sensor
- This leaves 4 additional sensor possibilities available on the board
- Would be awesome to add a rain sensor or air quality measuring
- Suggestions for sensors? See suggestions on the diy project page.