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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

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

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.


  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

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

    Probably very hackable

    woot -dot- com

  • Greg Smith

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