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    you know what would be neat? gameified weather detection...

    would kind of be neat if there was a BOINC project where people with Arduino or similar devices could collect various weather datatypes (maybe a max number of reports per x minutes), and a non-linear points multiplier for every additional location you have (maybe more points the further you are away from other collection devices)...

    and of course, all the weather data open source

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    Quote Originally Posted by plonk420 View Post
    would kind of be neat if there was a BOINC project where people with Arduino or similar devices could collect various weather datatypes (maybe a max number of reports per x minutes), and a non-linear points multiplier for every additional location you have (maybe more points the further you are away from other collection devices)...

    and of course, all the weather data open source
    Could this be what you are after?
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    come again? (bad link, and google didn't pull anything that seemed in-context...

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    Quote Originally Posted by plonk420 View Post
    come again? (bad link, and google didn't pull anything that seemed in-context...
    Try again (good link now)
    Last edited by Dirk Broer; 07-21-2018 at 03:00 AM.

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    even more? granular than that. like many people every square mile contributing (if possible). might make for some crazy weather data stats collection abilities (and maybe some kind of prediction)

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    That looks pretty neat, but doesn't give cobblestones.

    The cost of these weather stations ranges from £100 to in excess of £1000; the majority of them comprise an outdoor sensor suite with an indoor electronic console to display and log the observations. Once the console is connected to an internet‐enabled computer, the data can be uploaded automatically using software such as Weather Display, Cumulus or WeatherSnoop, all of which may be downloaded from the internet.
    The model seems pretty simple and straightforward. This article is from 2013, so I'd bet that those weather stations are much cheaper these days... or if not then they must have a lot higher resolution or more sensors.

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    Interesting... I wonder how those would fare versus the expensive ones from the article. I mean in terms of accuracy of the sensors and such.

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