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Mr. Farrell from New Haven CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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!

  • $355 goal

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My Students

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!

My Project

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.

Mr. Farrell
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WeatherRack - Anemometer / Wind Vane / Rain Bucket designed for SwitchDoc Labs WeatherPiArduino Board and Raspberry Pi/Arduino • Amazon Business $79.95 1 $79.95
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) with Premium Clear Case and 2.5A Power Supply • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Adafruit BME280 I2C or SPI Temperature Humidity Pressure Sensor • Amazon Business $22.59 1 $22.59
Electronics-Salon RJ11/RJ12 6P6C Right Angle Jack Breakout Board, Terminal Block Connector. • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
LeMotech ABS Plastic Dustproof Waterproof IP65 Junction Box Universal Electrical Project Enclosure White 7.9"x 6.1" x 3.1" (200mmx155mmx80mm) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Microchip MCP3008-I/P 10-Bit ADC with SPI (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Cenrykay DS18B20 Temperature Sensors Waterproof Stainless Seel for Digital Temperature Measurement 1m (5pcs) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
ELEGOO 17 Values 1% Resistor Kit Assortment, 0 Ohm-1M Ohm (Pack of 525) RoHS Compliant for Arduino, Respberry Pi Projects • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
4PCS Breadboards Kit Include 2PCS 830 Point 2PCS 400 Point Solderless Breadboards for Arduino Proto Shield Distribution Connecting Blocks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
AuviPal 5 Megapixels Raspberry Pi Camera Module 1080p OV5647 Sensor with 6 inch 15 Pin Ribbon Cable for Model A/B/B+, Pi 2, 3, 3B+ and Pi 4 • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
KeeYees 60pcs 5mm Pitch 2 Pin & 3 Pin PCB Mount Screw Terminal Block Connector for Arduino (50 x 2 Pin, 10 x 3 Pin) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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