Weather Meter Kit


Build a Weather Station

Building your own weather station can be a really rewarding project. When you’re measuring weather, however, you need some pretty specialized sensors. This kit represents the three core components of weather measurement: wind speed, wind direction and rainfall.

  • The rain gauge is a self-emptying bucket-type rain gauge which activates a momentary button closure for each 0.011" of rain that are collected
  • The anemometer (wind speed meter) encodes the wind speed by simply closing a switch which each rotation; a wind speed of 1.492 MPH produces a switch closure once per second.
  • The wind vane reports wind direction as a voltage which is produced by the combination of resistors inside the sensor; the vane’s magnet may close two switches at once, allowing up to 16 different positions to be indicated
  • Provides easy interpretation--none of the sensors in this kit contain active electronics, instead they use sealed magnetic reed switches and magnets (you will need to source a voltage to take any measurements)

One kit can be used by multiple students.

SEN-08942 Weather Meter Kit

All of the included sensors are supplied with RJ11 terminated cables, for information on the pin-out of the cable, check out the datasheet.

Dimensions: 28.5" x 8"

  • Wind Vane
  • Cup Anemometer
  • Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
  • Two-Part Mounting Mast
  • Rain Gauge Mounting Arm
  • Wind Meter Mounting Bar
  • 2 x Mounting Clamps
  • 4 x Zip Ties