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Offline wxtech

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Lexington Weather Station Rain Gauge 1301
« on: January 21, 2013, 07:04:06 AM »
I have a prototype rain gauge that I constructed of cardboard (for dry testing).  It was the first physical model of my mental rain gauge ideas.  After some modifications, I made a more accurate cardboard Prototype and covered it with liquid plastic.  This was my wet version.  I used an electronic water sensor to prove the idea may work.  The rainfall catch area of the Gauge1301 is rectangular 1.75 x 5.375.
Next month will be the Gauge1302 prototype, an 8 diameter catch area. 
These have no moving parts, a microprocessor, a tipping bucket type output cable, and an XBee wireless link to a console.
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Re: Lexington Weather Station Rain Gauge 1301
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013, 11:39:59 AM »
Just now reading your post. Sounds very interesting. Hows the prototype testing coming along?


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