This kit is a perfect technology project to learn all about the weather and how to sense the environment around you. Including Air Quality and Lightning. Right here. Right in your neighborhood.
This Raspberry Pi kit allows you to build your own weather station with a Sky Cam to take pictures of your Sky and display them the cloud on WeatherSTEM. You might even make it to the WeatherChannel!
The magic of this Kit is that it provides all the needed interfaces and plugs to convert your Raspberry Pi into a real Weather Station. You build. You Learn.
August 7, 2019: Version 042 of SkyWeather released (see below)
Assembly and testing documentation for these SkyWeather extender kits are on these pages.
SkyWeather in Palm Springs
SwitchDoc Labs is proud to announce our partnership with WeatherSTEM.com for taking SkyWeather to the cloud.
That's right. Your weather station and sky pictures will be visible to everyone on the Internet and you will be sharing your local weather with locations all over the globe!
WeatherSTEM is an innovative cloud-based weather education platform for people of all ages and professions. Our innovative curriculum is designed to help you and your students understand the myriad ways weather impacts just about everything in our lives. SkyWeather is a great way to become part of the WeatherSTEM community.
Note to Educators: WeatherSTEM has a full set of experiments and curriculum for your class to use SkyWeather and WeatherSTEM in the classroom
This project, being open source, is expandable - there are hundreds of Grove modules available!
Version 004 (No Thermal Tab 9,300 energy)
Version 004 (full version with Thermal Tab 14,200 energy)
The kit does not include a Raspberry Pi or Bud enclosures box and other weatherproofing parts. However, we do supply the list of all the parts needed in the "SkyWeather WeatherProofing Manual" listed below.
This kit also does not include an SD Card (you can find it here).
SkyWeather SD Card containing SkyWeather and Raspberry Pi OS
This kit is for those whom are most interested in the Sky Camera, temperature, humidity and air quality measurements.
The basic SkyWeather system without the Wind/Rain and Lightning Sensors.
The full SkyWeather kit including the Lightning and Wind Direction, Speed and Rain sensors. Includes: Rain, Wind Speed / Direction, Lighting Detection, Outside Temperature and Humidity, Barometric Pressure, Internal Temperature/Humidity, Sunlight Strength, and Outside Air Quality.
SkyWeather Solar is designed for off-the-grid usage where bringing power is tough. The kit including the Lightning and Wind Direction, Speed and Rain sensors.
Solar Power Your SkyWeather Kit. The Solar SkyWeather kit includes a SunControl based solar power system.
Supplies excellent and complete information about the solar power performance and charging status. Really understand solar power.
SkyWeather with Solar WXLink Extender Kit is designed for those who would like their base weather station in one place and the temperature/humidity/wind/Rain in another place connected wirelessly and the sensors are solar powered.
The SkyWeather Plus Solar WXLink Remote kit includes remote wireless solar power sensor kit for the WeatherRack and Outside Temperature/Humidity Sensor. Supplies excellent and complete information about the solar WXLink Remote Sensing power performance and charging status.
SkyWeather 3D Prints