Project 7 out of 18
Measure temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, heat index, and altitude.Order Now
Have you ever wondered how we measure temperature, humidity, pressure, heat index, and altitude? In this project, you’ll find out by making your own Weather Station and continuing your understanding of electronics concepts. You’ll be introduced to new components, like DHT and BMT180 sensors, which will be the keys to measuring the atmospheric conditions. You’ll assemble your hardware, creating a circuit that will make the Weather Station ready for your program. In this Weather Station project, you’ll also be introduced to code libraries, or sets of reusable functions. You’ll put your understanding into practice by comparing the accuracy of both of your sensors, creating a warning in the Serial Monitor if the temperature gets too hot, and displaying the sea level pressure in the Serial Monitor. Let’s get started!
What you'll receive in the Weather Station project kit:
10K Ohm Resistor 1/6W
Jumper Wire (9, 4 extra)
The Weather Station project unlocks several key concepts and skills that will allow you to move forward in the Electronics Course and give you real-world experience in meteorology.
Electronic Components. Learn about two key pieces of hardware that are used in a ton of common items and help us understand the world around us.
Circuitry. Put the skills you’ve learned to use by assembling your hardware accurately. You’ll get the diagrams you need to figure out how and where each wire and component goes.
Programming. Up your C++ skills by learning how to use code libraries, a programmer’s best friend.
Put your understanding of the concepts you learn in this lesson into practice after you build your Weather Station project.