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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).

Hobby Boards weather kits

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. Anonymous says:

    These boards have been pretty popular in the home automation community.

  2. Anonymous says:

    On Woot today is a wireless weather station for $60.

    Probably very hackable

    woot -dot- com

  3. Greg Smith says:

    These are 1-wire kits. Having 1-wire work on the Mac is difficult, there’s no easy to use software like on Windows.

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