IOT Micro Weather Station: Wind Vane Module

Building Wind Wane

Wind Speed and Wind Directions are two important properties of Wind, thus it is important to know both. Wind Direction tell us where the wind is blowing from and is measured in degrees, with true north being the reference point of 0 degree.

The device which gives wind direction is known as Wind Vane.

The challenge is to build an electronic Wind Vane which will tells you the direction of wind blowing from and update it on IoT Server.

Explore more about Wind Vane below

Challenge 1: To Build Wind Vane and Measure Wind Direction.

The picture shown below is one type of wind vane.

Complete the following challenge to build Wind Vane

  1. Build a rotating mechanism to point wind direction.
  2. Connect a sensor to rotating mechanism in order to get electrical signal output whenever wind makes it rotate.
  3. Connect the sensor to Arduino
  4. Write a program to measure the electrical signal, map it to wind direction and display it on arduino serial monitor.
  5. How do you correlate your acctual wind direction.

Challenge 2: Send Wind vane data to IoT Server.

The pictures shown below displays the readings of Wind Vane through Widgets on the dashboard created in iot.metastudio.org

  • At first use your account credential to log on iot.metastudio.org .
  • On Dashboard use graphs and other widgets to display this data.

Report your work done and achievements through pictures, messages and videos.

While you are making whatever questions you have, whenever you need help, do not hesitate to ask by replying to this topic.

This project depending on your experience may take from 3 days to 2 weeks.

Some References to know more about how to get things done

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@Jeewal Choudhary
@Akshay Sharma
@yugh baid
@yunayveer Singh rathore
@Akshat himmatramka
@group7 wind vane

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Uploading: 15637743874554417207667476156290.jpg…
@mitulchandak

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Q. Where will the pointer of wind vane point ???

Ans. The pointer will point in the same direction for eg :- if the wind is coming from the North direction the pointer will also point towards North.
Because the point of the pointer is sharp which will cut the air due to its sharpness.

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#Group7
It’s of the group7

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Making our project of a rough design of a wind vane
@akshay
@yugh
@yunayveer
@jeewal
@akshat
Topic-weather station-wind vane

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Step2

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Almost done!!

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Completed!!!

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Going to the next stage
We are now making it electronic

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Wind vane in making
Will it work?https://stemgames.metastudio.org/uploads/default/original/2X/5/5d853b30b079eff37c14071a66427198de7fb228.MOV

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A better version of it

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@Nagpalakanksha @Ankita1 @ananya13 @Divyaansh @kavingaur123

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You guys are awesome, keep experimenting :grinning:

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Good guys, you consistently working for improving your design. Highly active design thinking with perseverance.

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If you are starting with Arduino,
these link might be useful

For installation
Before you start, you all need to install the IDE
https://www.arduino.cc/en/main/software
For installing arduino on linux:
https://www.arduino.cc/en/guide/linux
For installing arduino on windows:
https://www.arduino.cc/en/guide/windows

Project 1
https://www.arduino.cc/en/tutorial/blink

Project 2
making a smart light using led and ldr

Project 3
Once you complete the basics, you can try the register the following small project to make yourself familiar with the hall effect sensor

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Thank you sir for the links they are a great help

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Uploaded by group 7

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After understanding the arduino circuit connections, working on the circuit connections of ot with sensor

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