Makers, hobbyists and weather enthusiasts looking to build their very own DIY weather station may be interested in a new project published to the Thingiverse website this week by member “RobWLakes”. Who has created and 3D printed his very own Arduino powered DIY weather station which includes a rain gauge, anemometer for windspeed, wind direction and digital display.
The DIY weather station was designed and built for an Arts/Science Exhibition, FLOAT, as a demonstration station, but has been wired up and demonstrates the usual functions, Rob explains more about the inspiration behind the project and its components. “Weather Stations are a very useful devices, and as we increase our knowledge of the global weather, quantifying our own local experience is also popular. Integrating aspects of the weather to IoT is increasingly important. This project does not invent anything much new, but should give a working set of plans for a weather enthusiast to build their own station. The design is somewhat double-brick out-house in most places and has not been designed for hi-res printing with wafer thin walls. However it will produce a robust system that people may like to refine themselves. “
For more information and to build your very own Arduino powered DIY weather station jump over to the Thingiverse website by following the link below, where Rob has made available all the STL 3D printing files required to create each individual component. The OpenSCAD files are also provided enabling those interested to customise the designs even further.