Weather Station

A simple weather station that measures air temperature, relative humidity, and wind speed.

Temperature and humidity are measured by a low-cost sensor.  Wind speed is derived from the rotational speed of a vertical wind turbine.  Small blades at the base of the turbine interrupt a light beam generating pulses whose timing is measured to derive rotational speed. The turbine assembly is easy and cheap to making using a 3D printer, cardboard tube, a ceramic bearing in the shaft, and an optical sensor.


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Educative applications
  • Understanding what temperature, humidity and wind speed are
  • The effects of temperature, humidity and air flow (wind) on personal comfort
  • Changes in weather across the year and arising from climate change
  • The construction and operation of a wind turbine