Friday, October 12, 2012

Weather for fun (#wx4fun)

My hackathon project came third at the Met Office Weather for Fun hackathon in Exeter on 6/7 October.

The idea was to build a very low weight (less than 10 gram) temperature sensor that could be carried by a toy helicopter.   OK, not a very practical, or useful thing,  but an interesting challenge.   We did get it working using a Texas Instruments eZ430-RF2500 wireless micocontroller and TMP006 thermal infra-red sensor.  The ground station used an eZ430-RF2500 and Arduino Uno.

Read about this and the other projects on Storify