I am looking to start an anemometer project with my 10yo daughter. We have an Arduino Uno and an IR sensor. Plan is to use the sensor to measure rotations and calculate the wind speed from there.
Ideally, I would love to get the data off the Arduino to a database. Originally I thought perhaps store on an SD card then somehow get the data from there, but have noticed the ESP8266 WiFi module. Am I right in thinking I can use it to repeatedly throw post data at a web page? I am comfortable with PHP/mysql, but very new to Arduino. Also, would the ESP8266 and the IR module both run off an Arduino Nano if we needed to scale it down to save space? Thank you for any advice.