The Weather Window

The Maker Movement is about exploring your immediate world, learning on your own how it works and then tinkering with it as you see fit. Sector67 set out to embody as much of this spirit as possible in its creation of the Weather Window. We called it the Weather Window because when looking “through” it, a user will see opportunities and adventure!

The primary function of the Weather Window is to have users learn to gather and process data sets gathered from an omnipresent source, the weather!

The device is designed to have out-the-box functionality and independence from computers for use as an invitation for users to get busy exploring their world. In line with the Maker attitude, we wanted to empower the user to make the device their own by including “modular opportunities” in 5 concise lesson plans that expand understanding and instigate energy. Core goal of ours were to include opportunities for exploration for all levels of ability.

The Weather Window PDF: S67GHCEntry

Thanks to Element14 for sponsoring the event.

BIG THANKS to Mark, Joe, Davi, Chris and Tim!
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  1. Jesse says:

    weather window modularity….. I was at the last meeting and really enjoyed the space and people. It was awesome to see so many creative folks with amazing skill sets get together and make amazing things that work. with that said i really like modularity of the weather window project, (I like modularity with anything honestly) I ran into my neighbour who owns a comp repairs shop and have dreamed of a hacker space in our town for a few years now. I shared what i saw inside sector67 like a little kid talking about a candy shop, he was equally excited. He went on to explain how he would love to see the electronics aspect merge with gardening and growing food in an urban environment. Any way so that sparked into my head what if one of the arms or ability’s of the weather window was to also act as a control ie. measuring the rain amount then programming it to release of water from rain barrels or any other storage as needed. one could even make there own solenoid on the cheap to act as a controlled valve…. so yeah thats as far as my brain storm went (more like a spring shower when its sunny out) but im sure there can be other applications thought of any way just an idea. any way thanks for being there


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