Question: Can anyone help with weather station recommendations?

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by stevie | June 13, 2017 16:32 | #14530

Hi there, I'm posting on behalf of Groundwork New Orleans. Notes from them below:

"We are working with the Green Team to design, build and install solar powered charging benches to create more resilient communities in the face of climate change. The benches will collect usage data and climate data. The weather station will be separate but would need to be solar powered as well. The students will be collecting the data so [we're] definitely [looking for] something user friendly. Please let me know if you need any additional information."


I found a couple older posts that have some suggestions:

This DIY weather station by @wjw: Gather and analyze long term solar and wind data for my locale

And this one by @amysoyka: How to set up your weather station and stream it to the internet

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this is open source option from CTA Brasil. Documentation in portuguese

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Here is the EPA's take on that:

Its rather expensive but losing the PM 2.5 monitor would save a lot of money.

These things are built to last, which is great, but I'm sure there are better ways to cultivate engagement. EPA has one of these expensive benches just blocks away from me and despite being an air quality nerd I never look at that single data point.

There are 23 weather underground stations in new orleans. I wonder if the design money could go into integrating that data in the bench rather than putting up another monitor, which will break and need maintenance.

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Wow, why do you need that?

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