In the summer of 2016, the Raspberry Pi Foundation selected DHFS, along with only 1000 other schools worldwide, to receive a special weather station kit. Mounted outside on the west corner of E-Block, the weather station records climate data.
The scheme is sponsored by Oracle (a large US database company) with the aim of giving students the opportunity to collaborate on a cross-curricular computing project.
The kit contained a Raspberry Pi computer and all the necessary sensors to measure rainfall, wind speed, wind gust speed, wind direction, ambient temperature, soil temperature, barometric pressure, relative humidity and air quality!
With the weather station in place, it can transmit live DHFS climate data, which can be seen at the link below;
We hope to collect many interesting results as the year progresses, so keep checking back for further data and updates!
- Bring on the sun! (and rain, wind, humidity, etc.): April 2017
- More information about the Raspberry Pi weather station for schools