Evan Diewald
Published © MIT

Decentralized Climate Monitoring at the Point of Need

A Distributed, Blockchain-Enabled Network of Low-Cost Weather Stations for Scalable, Hyperlocal Climate Monitoring

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Decentralized Climate Monitoring at the Point of Need

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
×1
Helium Developer Kit
Helium Developer Kit
×1

Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE
IPFS
OpenWeatherMap

Hand tools and fabrication machines

3D Printer (generic)
3D Printer (generic)

Story

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Custom parts and enclosures

WeatherPod Housing Lid

WeatherPod Housing Base

Schematics

Basic Hardware Schema

My hardware consists of the LRWAN-1 microcontroller with the IKS01A3 MEMS shield mounted on top. I'm just using a USB battery brick for the power supply

Electronics in WeatherPod Housing

Slip the 915MHz antenna through the hole and the rest of the components should fit nicely inside

WeatherPod in Action

Your WeatherPod can mount anywhere you have Helium coverage - not just within WiFi range...but I think it looks nice on a balcony.

Code

Helium Weather Network

Credits

Evan Diewald

Evan Diewald

3 projects • 2 followers
Mechanical engineering grad student at Carnegie Mellon

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