Adafruit points to these kits for building weather station monitoring instruments (humidity, temperature, solar radiation sensor, lightening strike counter, and wind speed and direction) and other environmental test instruments (soil moisture).
Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.