Computer Club Meeting 1-5-2016

Club Member Paul Bartolemea (2020) Drew our initial flowchart.

Club Member Paul Bartolemea (2020) Drew our initial flowchart.

At today’s meeting we discussed our long term project.  The project proposals included either a activity tracking device or a weather station.  The club members voted for building a weather station.

Our next steps are to identify the initial specifications of the weather station.  We discussed incorporating the following features:

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Tides
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Speed
  • Earthquake Detection
  • Daylight
  • Precipitation
  • Probability of Rain or Snow
  • Position of the Earth Relative to the Sun

For our hardware development platform we discussed using the Arduino Mega and Raspberry Pi.  We would like to log data from the station in a database and eventually present live and historical data from the station on the web.

A feature of the web presentation will include a live video.

For power of our station we will look at using solar power with a battery for night and times when there is not enough sunlight to power the station.

mrcampbell / January 7, 2016 / Computer Club