Field Weather Station

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Background

We live in a city where wind conditions are often different just a 15 minute drive away. We would get to the field and find a strong wind or none at all. So we had the wrong planes or didn’t bring any because we thought it was too windy.

So why does installing a weather station rate an article? The biggest hurdle so far has been the lack of internet access. Someone had to figure out how to get internet access at a reasonable cost.

Equipment

  • Acurite 5-in-1 sensor (wind, direction, rain, temperature, humidity)
  • Acurite Internet Bridge (also has a barometer)
  • MoFi 3G Router
  • Wind Mobile USB Data stick

Setup

  • USB Internet Stick > Router USB port
  • Acurite Bridge  > Router LAN port
  • Acurite 5-in-1 sensor > modified to run on a 3V DC transformer

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Data Flow

  1. 5-in-1 Sensor > Internet Bridge
  2. Internet Bridge > Acurite
  3. Acurite > Weather Underground
  4. Weather Underground > Club Website
  5. Club Website php Scripts > Web Pages

Access

 

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