A new citizen science tutorial from contributor Jen FoxBot!
SparkFun and Jen FoxBot are working together to create a series of citizen science related tutorials geared toward beginners, as well as seasoned makers.
Jen FoxBot is back with a new, citizen-science tutorial that will help you build a solar-powered, internet-connected, temperature recording station! This is a perfect, hands-on project for learning the difference between daily temperature fluctuations and average temperature over time, a particularly crucial distinction when discussing climate change.
This system uses the Particle Photon as the control device, which easily connects to WiFi. The Photon reads in temperature data from the SparkFun TMP102 digital temperature sensor, then uploads the data to a web server for remote data acquisition and, if desired, subsequent analysis and plotting.
She also made a video to go along with the project:
Go forth and build!