Private Online Weather StationJust outside Melbourne, Australia, a group of hang glider pilots is currently investigating installing one of these systems near a favorite but remote launch location that unfortunately has no local weather service. By installing their own weather station nearby and feeding the data to a web service such as Pachube, Watch My Thing, or even just to Twitter, they can easily access historical and real-time weather data at the launch location before they leave home, potentially saving them a three-hour drive only to discover that conditions aren't suitable and then driving another three hours home again. Setting up the project as a cooperative venture and splitting the cost between a number of pilots means the cost to each individual is very low. Just one wasted trip would cost more in fuel than contributing to a share in their own personal weather station.
Is there any way i could get in touch with those people? I would like to know if they had done it and how they do it?
Aside from the parts i mentioned in the first post, is there anything else i should get?
NB2210 - NetBox Wireless RouterThe NB2210 connects Ethernet enabled equipment to the internet over a mobile network (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) and makes your devices and data accessible from wherever you want.Hardware Features * Quad-Band GSM, Class 12 EDGE/GPRS * 1 Ethernet port * 1 COM port * 2 digital outputs * 2 digital inputs * DIN rail mountinghttp://www.netmodule.com/products/nb2210.aspx
why do i need the breadboard?
I can't say anything to this device. CryWhat I would suggest are the things you mentioned in your first post. A cellular shield should be much cheaper than the NB2210. And I think it will do the same things.Additional I think that an Arduino UNO will be enough. You can add a couple of weather sensors to the analog ports.The only thing that could be a problem is the 32KB memory limit of the ATMEGA328 to get all up and running.
Quotewhy do i need the breadboard?You don't.But it's nice to have when developing things.Maybe you are the type that wants to buy everything already soldered and just plug some modules (like shields and similar) into each other? Then there's no use of a breadboard.But then you might be the type that wants to try out building things yourself,or you just don't find pre-built modules for your project. Then I find those breadboards really handy to try out things and variations before soldering a prototype.