September 17, 2014

Build a solar-powered Arduino weather station

Moniroting various weather paramters such as temperature, humidity and barometric pressure is a popular pursuit for many reasons, and for those Arduino enthusiasts with a keen eye on the weather, the following project by Instructables member deba168 will be of interest.

They've demonstrated how to make a solar-powered weather station using Arduino and various sensors. The sensors are placed in a weatherproof enclosure along with a solar-powered rechargeable battery system which powers the electronics, which include a wireless data transmitter. The data is then send to another Arduino circuit indoors that uses a large LCD to display the weather data and also could be used for logging and analysis.

A great project with many applications, and all the details can be found on the project's Instructable page. And for more, we're on facebooktwitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're looking to learn how to use an Arduino with sensors, wireless data transceivers, LCDs and much more, you can't go past reading a copy of "Arduino Workshop -  A Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects” by John Boxall.

Arduino Workshop takes the reader from having zero knowledge about the Arduino platform, electronics and programming and leaves them with the know-how and instructions on everything from blinking an LED, to robotics, wireless data, cellular communications, motor control, sensors, Internet connected systems and more. For more information including a sample chapter and table of contents, visit the book page.

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