Battery powered flying site weather station with text message reporting - $49.80 shipped

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Lorenzo von Matterhorn
Jan 31, 2009
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I've wanted to see something like this for a long time. Commercial versions are crazy expensive. Everything I've seen in the DIY community does something like this also using Arduinos and various sensor modules, but only with wifi, not cell phone system connectivity.

This is a remote weather monitor with GPS and text messaging. The optional PMT2.5 sensor is an air quality sensor, not needed for flying site use.

Open Wind Station GPRS/ MQTT - $49.80 shipped

This Makerfabs Wind Station enables the users to monitor multiple weather specs remotely, with GPRS communication and Server such as MQTT.

The real-time weather or long-run weather data is important for movements such as surfing, or in Meteorological Research. This wind station measures the outdoor humidity/ temperature/ atmospheric pressure/ wind speed, (and any other meteorological data depends on expanded sensors), and transmits the results remotely to the server for recording/ analyzing, or to the phones for real-time checking.

Besides, this wind station also integrates some other important features, which make it a suitable platform for further applications.

Micro controller ATSAMD21G18, 32-Bit ARM Cortex M0+
PM2.5 monitoring with expanded PM2.5 sensor [I believe they mean OPTIONAL PM2.5 sensor]
GPS for locating
Grove connectors for customers’ expanded testing
OLED display for real-time checking & debugging
Onboard buzzer/ SD card slot
High-power 1000 mAH battery for long-term usage
Solar panel charging
With Case(but not water-proof), could be re-made for water-proof with glues easily
Arduino compatible/ Support MQTT


Wind Station Board x 1
Battery x 1
Case x1
High Precise Anemometer x1

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