Print it, use it, break it—print it again: UCAR technologists have developed a prototype low-cost weather station for developing nations that can't afford expensive observing systems. The ingredients? A 3D printer, off-the-shelf sensors, and a cheap, credit card-sized computer. Check it out
The project is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
3D printers promise affordable weather stations for the developing world | UCAR - University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
July 22, 2015 | A well-knit network of weather stations is critical to making accurate regional forecasts and understanding the long-term impacts of a changing climate. But in parts of the developing world, working weather stations are few and far between. Fixing the problem could require ...