Musical Weather Station

Using this weather station the Musical Weather Station played sounds based on the current conditions. The motivation behind this system is to create a way to determine the weather conditions without having to look at a display, instead you can “hear” the weather.

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The sensors include an anemometer (wind speed), rain sensor, humidity, temperature and light sensors.

Both the anemometer and rain sensors act as switches so they could be used directly with the digital inputs on the Sound Clippys Board. By counting how many times the anemometer toggled in a second the wind speed can be determined. Similarly by counting how many times the rain sensor toggled the amount of rainfall can be determined.

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The other sensors all hooked into the analog inputs on the Sound Clippys Board.

Software

The patch would play simple sounds in a sequence, with each sensor being sonified in the following order:

light, wind, rain, humidity, temperature

Delays were used to create this basic sequence.

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This project was created as part of the CU Science Discovery Research Experience.

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