Good morning all,
Thought since my Nano 33 IoT is out of commission (Potentially my fault) I would take the opportunity to pick some brains much larger than my own.
Here is the scenario:
I am member to a very small grass roots aviation club. The property that we fly out of is remote (Sort of) but has no power, no running water, no internet, etc… The land itself is actually registered as an airport however it is used for a plethora of activities. It would be immensely helpful to all of those who are lucky enough to be part of this incredible place to be able to check the weather conditions at the field prior to the long drive out there (Long dirt road which can be difficult depending on the time of year)
Here is my overall weather station need:
- Wind Direction
- Wind Speed
I would be over the moon if I could somehow figure out a Ceilometer configuration. Considering ALL of this has to be run off of solar, batteries and cellular IoT connection. That may be a bit of a stretch.
What I would love to do is start a conversation with someone who has some experience with a build like this. Or even parts of a build like this.
I figure the IoT link could upload to a server at 15 or 30 minute intervals (Depending on plan price) I would also love to be able to have a remote display on the ground that would be in a more “real time” fashion. This of course would be on a separate power supply.
To add to the lure of this. I am thinking it would be best served if the whole “brains” of the center was inside of a clear case with plaques inside describing what was happening. This way the younger ones that show up can see the operation in person and understand what it is doing.
Any thoughts, direction, help is widely appreciated. Still collecting my thoughts.
Initially, I am thinking the following hardware for the brains:
Arduino nano per sensor.
Possible Raspberry pi to act as the data collection point and network connectivity. (I know it’s thirsty. Hoping I can use either a Zero or a 3)
eInk display for the current readouts. Perhaps two. One at the site, and one at the main hangar.
Largish solar panel with a large deep cycle 12v batter for storage. (Of course with controller for overcharging)
PLEASE pipe in on hardware thoughts, power, etc…