Make With Mouser IoT Design Contest-Mobile Weather Station

Weather Station is a common instrument for meteorologists equipped with sensors like thermometer, barometer, hygrometer, rain gauge, GPS antenna, CO gas sensors, light intensity meter, etc were used for measuring atmospheric conditions to provide information for weather forecasts and to study the weather and climate. The weather stations are ground based stations and some are mobile vehicle based stations fitted on cars, trucks, airplanes. The mobile weather station is movable vehicle instrument and acquires data on their go to different locations.

PIC-IoT WA Development Board acts as a weather station by interfacing weather sensors for measuring atmospheric conditions like temperature, pressure, humidity, light, CO, magnetic fields, vibrations, etc. PIC-IoT WA Development Board is to be fitted in tourism buses, tempos, cars because they are regularly transporting the tourists to locations like famous mountains, river valleys, waterfalls, pilgrimage centers, glaciers, etc for recreation. The atmospheric data collected from these mobile vehicles with PIC-IoT WA Development Board can store in AWS cloud to predict the atmospheric conditions and this becomes one of the important handy instruments to meteorologists. The data collected with PIC-IoT WA Development Board can be used to forecast and send an early warning to the next visiting tourists if the weather conditions are not feasible. The data is also highly secured because the AVR-IoT WA Development Board has ATECC608A CryptoAuthentication secure element due to this there will be no miss leading the forecast. PIC-IoT WA early warning system helps the tourist transporters to take necessary steps when they are going on hilly/mountain terrains in order to avoid risk of journey.

Now and then we are hearing in news that vehicles are stuck in snow, glaciers etc, vehicles skidded from road into valley due to precipitation, missing of boats in a sea due to bad weather conditions. PIC-IoT WA Development Board give early warning and also the information of position at which the incidence occurred through GPS in real time when vehicles stuck so that rescue operation can perform and survive the life in time. The Shuttle click in combination with mikroBUS Shuttle acts as docking station can add additional sensors for more applications of monitoring. Microchip Technology AVR-IoT WA Development Board with AWS cloud provide enough room to the meteorologist to log data in remote places though the mobile weather station built with PIC-IoT WA Development Board. This handy device is more helpful not only to the meteorologist but also to the common man due to its extra ordinary features and extendable, interfacing options.

MCP9808 Digital Temperature Sensor, TEMT6000 Ambient Light Sensor, MIC33050 Voltage Regulator, MCP73871 Battery Charge Management Controller, mikroBUS footprint for MikroElektronika Click boards, WINC1510 Wi-Fi SmartConnect IoT Module are the exciting on-board feature for the Microchip Technology AVR-IoT WA Development additionally click boards like CO, Pressure, Humidity, Magnetometer, accelerometer, etc can be interfaced by the shuttle click.

Microchip Technology AVR-IoT WA Development Board can also be used as radiosonde/Handheld instrument due to its add-on sensors and cloud connectivity. Thus this smart wear can be used as a forecaster device. In my opinion this device will be more helpful to meteorologist like me in using this as forecaster device due to its excellent options and features. As experienced with most devices this device performance may be much preferred if checked and it may replace the most remote sensing devices like radiosonde, handheld instruments etc.

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