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Lexington Weather Station Rain Gauge 1301


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.

W Thomas:
Just now reading your post. Sounds very interesting. Hows the prototype testing coming along?


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