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Barometric skirt - coming together | by Rain Rabbit
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Barometric skirt - coming together

My barometric skirt takes data from the environment in the form of pressure, altitude & temperature - data one would often use to predict the weather and visualises it into colour via RGB LEDs. The barometric sensor sits outside the skirt, whilst inside another temperature sensor takes my reading. I'm interested in how my own data intertwines and is visualised as a colour value alongside that of my ambient environment.

 

The skirt is finally taking shape after 2 months of making the skirt itself from scratch, including painting it, then prototyping electronics on breadboard and then transferring to stripboard to be soldered, as well as coding acordingly. There's been a lot of unpicking, desoldering and redoing of things as 1. I'm not a seamstress and 2. the electronics I'm putting together from scratch components and there's been wires and components put together, then pulled apart and rebuilt! Instead of using a pre bought / assembled microcontroller board I've used the kit parts of a simple microconroller kit called a Shrimp which incorporates an ATmega 328 with a host of other components.

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Taken on October 17, 2012