Homemade Weather Station: Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Programming
Help me give my students the components to build their own weather station to measure wind speed, wind direction, rainfall, temperature, pressure, and humidity. The raspberry pi will allow them to learn programming on top of electrical engineering!
Our school is the largest, most-comprehensive high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Consequently our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds socially, culturally, and financially. The students that will be involved in this project are apart of our schools Physics Engineering Club.
The students in our club are representative of the school's diversity but are unified by their love for science and engineering.
They are very excited to build their own weather station and would greatly appreciate your help!
Please help the students of our Physics Engineering Club build their own weather station for our school! The anemometer, wind vane, and rain bucket will allow us to detect wind speed, wind direction, and rainfall. The BME280 component will allow us to measure temperature, pressure and humidity.
This project will give students an awesome introduction to electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and basic programming.
Students will learn about different electrical components and how to solder them together.
The Raspberry Pi will collect the data generated and allow students to send that data straight to their phones and computers for analysis. The students will learn to write some basic code that will allow us to convert the signals generated into meaningful data.
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