Poster Title

DEVELOPING A LOW-COST ARDUINO WEATHER MONITORING SYSTEM

Grade Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Institution

Kentucky State University

KY House District #

4

KY Senate District #

4

Department

Division of Environemental Studies and Sustainable Systems

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to develop a low-cost weather monitoring system that connects via Wi-Fi for data logging and visualizations for use by farmers and evaluate the reliability and validity of data collected. The developed system is a kit created by SwitchDoc Labs and includes a microprocessor based on the Arduino platform. The system uses Wi-Fi for data transmission at the cost of being a less portable unit. The system was tested during the spring and fall to determining season differences, recording temperature, precipitation, wind speed, wind direction and barometric pressure and displaying data every fifteen minutes on Weather Underground. The microprocessor was powered by a micro-usb power cord, also resulting in decreased mobility. The data collected was compared with the KY Mesonet and National Weather Service data, but no significance difference was found among these data.

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DEVELOPING A LOW-COST ARDUINO WEATHER MONITORING SYSTEM

The purpose of this research was to develop a low-cost weather monitoring system that connects via Wi-Fi for data logging and visualizations for use by farmers and evaluate the reliability and validity of data collected. The developed system is a kit created by SwitchDoc Labs and includes a microprocessor based on the Arduino platform. The system uses Wi-Fi for data transmission at the cost of being a less portable unit. The system was tested during the spring and fall to determining season differences, recording temperature, precipitation, wind speed, wind direction and barometric pressure and displaying data every fifteen minutes on Weather Underground. The microprocessor was powered by a micro-usb power cord, also resulting in decreased mobility. The data collected was compared with the KY Mesonet and National Weather Service data, but no significance difference was found among these data.