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This is a nice board to add to your weather station or irrigation automation project
R29.90  Inc VAT
With the weather:bit you will have access to barometric pressure, relative humidity and temperature readings. There are also connections on this carrier board to optional sensors such as wind speed, direction, rain gauge and soil readings!
R359.90  Inc VAT
Perfect for your weather station components with RJ11 connectors
R49.90  Inc VAT
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R399.90  Inc VAT
Waterproof DS18B20 Digital temperature sensor + Resistor (2B3 Waterproof DS18B20 temp)

Description:

This is a pre-wired and waterproofed version of the DS18B20 sensor.  Handy for when you need to measure something far away, or in wet  conditions. While the sensor is good up to 125°C the cable is jacketed  in PVC so we suggest keeping it under 100°C. Because they are digital,  you don't get any signal degradation even over long distances! These  1-wire digital temperature sensors are fairly precise (±0.5°C over much  of the range) and can give up to 12 bits of precision from the onboard  digital-to-analog converter. They work great with any microcontroller  using a single digital pin, and you can even connect multiple ones to  the same pin, each one has a unique 64-bit ID burned in at the factory  to differentiate them. Usable with 3.0-5.0V systems.

The only  downside is they use the Dallas 1-Wire protocol, which is somewhat  complex, and requires a bunch of code to parse out the communication. If  you want something really simple, and you have an analog input pin,  the TMP36 is trivial to get going.

We toss in a 4.7k resistor, which is required as a pullup from the DATA to VCC line when using the sensor.

Specifications:

Cable specs:

  • Stainless steel tube 6mm diameter by 30mm long
  • Cable is 36" long / 91cm, 4mm diameter
  • Contains DS18B20 temperature sensor
  • If  your sensor has four wires - Red connects to 3-5V, Black connects to  ground and White is data. The copper wire is soldered to the wire  shielding
  • If your sensor has three wires - Red connects to 3-5V, Blue/Black connects to ground and Yellow/White is data

DS18B20 Technical specs:

  • Usable temperature range: -55 to 125°C (-67°F to +257°F)
  • 9 to 12 bit selectable resolution
  • Uses 1-Wire interface- requires only one digital pin for communication
  • Unique 64 bit ID burned into chip
  • Multiple sensors can share one pin
  • ±0.5°C Accuracy from -10°C to +85°C
  • Temperature-limit alarm system
  • Query time is less than 750ms
  • Usable with 3.0V to 5.5V power/data

Contents:

  • 1 x DS18B20 Digital temperature sensor
  • 1 x 4.7k resistor

Resources:

 

R39.90  Inc VAT
Soil Hygrometer Humidity Detection Moisture Sensor (2B4 moisture probe hygrometer)

This is a summary of the soil moisture sensor that can be used to detect moisture, when the soil is dry, the module outputs a high level. Use this sensor to build an automatic watering system.


Operating voltage: 3.3V~5V.
Adjustable sensitivity (blue digital potentiometer adjustment)
Dual output mode,analog output more accurate.
A fixed bolt hole for easy installation.
Power indicator (red) and digital switching output indicator (green).
LM393 comparator chip, stable.
PCB Dimension: 3cm x 1.5cm.
Soil Probe Dimension: 6cm x 2cm.
Cable Length: 21cm.

VCC: 3.3V-5V.
GND: GND.
DO: digital output interface (0 and 1).
AO: analog output interface.

Setup with Raspberry Pi

Package Includes:

1 x Soil moisture detector module
1 x Probe
5 x Jumper Cables

R19.90  Inc VAT
DHT11 Temperature and Relative Humidity Sensor Module (2B3 DHT11 temp/humid)

Product information
This module can detect humidity and temperature of the surrounding environment. Outputs a digital signal. Has a mounting hole for easy installation. Includes 3 DuPont wires to interface to microcontroller.

Specifications
Humidity measurement range: 20%~90% RH
Humidity measurement error: ±5% RH
Temperature measurement range: 0~60 Cƒ
Working voltage: 5V
Size: 28 x 12 x 8mm

Package includes
1 x DHT11 Temperature and Relative Humidity Sensor Module

How to setup a DHT11 with your Raspberry Pi

R39.90  Inc VAT
AM2302 DHT22 Temperature And Humidity Sensor Module (2B3 DHT22 temp/humid)

Features:

AM2302 Humicap digital temperature and humidity module is a digital output signal containing a calibrated temperature and humidity combined sensor. It uses dedicated digital module capture technology and temperature and humidity sensor technology to ensure that products has high reliability and excellent long-term stability. Sensor includes a capacitive humidity sensing element and a high-precision temperature measurement device, and with a high-performance 8-bit microcontroller connected. Therefore, the product has excellent quality, fast response, anti-interference ability, low cost and other advantages. Ultra-small size, low power consumption, signal transmission distance up to 20 meters. Making it the best choice for all kinds of applications and even the most demanding applications.

Applications:

HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning), dehumidifiers, testing and inspection equipment, consumer goods, automotive, automation, data loggers, home appliances, humidity regulator, medical,weather stations, and other related humidity detection control.

Specification:

Dimensions: 40 x 23mm
Weight: 4g
Voltage: 5V
Port: digital two-way single bus
Temperature range: -40 to 80 °C ± 0.5 °C
Humidity: 20 to 90% RH ± 2% RH
Platform: Arduino, SBC

Package includes:

1 x Sensor Module


How to setup a DHT22 with your Raspberry Pi

R89.90  Inc VAT
BMP180 Digital Barometric Pressure Sensor Board Module (2B3 Barometric sensor)

Product information
This digital barometer has some interesting applications. By measuring the absolute pressure of the environment and converting this into altitude. you will have a reliable sensor for determining the height of your robot, plane or projectile. This sensor is capable of achieving an accuracy of 1m, with noise of only 17cm in ultra-high resolution. The device will operate at only 0.3uA meaning low current draw for battery powered applications.

Specifications
1.8V to 3.6V Supply Voltage
Low power consumption - 0.5uA at 1Hz
I2C interface
Max I2C Speed: 3.5 MHz
Very low noise - up to 0.02hPa (17cm)
Fully calibrated
Pressure Range: 300hPa to 1100hPa (+9000m to -500m)
Weight: 1.18g
Size: 21mm x 18mm

Package includes
1 x BMP180 Digital Barometric Pressure Sensor Board Module
1 x Male to Male 4 pin header

Using the BMP180 with Raspberry Pi

R49.90  Inc VAT
MS Weather Station Wind Direction Sensor (1B6 MS wind vane)
MS wind vane as used in the Raspberry Pi foundation weather station project to measure wind direction.
Hack this component to form part of your weather station.

View the project details here

And some more help here

Article specific to the wind vane only
R399.90  Inc VAT
MS Weather Station Rain Gauge (1B6 MS Rain Gauge)
MS rain gauge as used in the Raspberry Pi foundation weather station project to measure rainfall.
Hack this component to form part of your weather station.

View the project details here

And some more help here

Article specific to the rain gauge only
R259.90  Inc VAT
Rain Detector Weather Sensor Module (2B3 Rain Detector)
Description:
The item is for use as a rain sensor, monitoring can be used for a variety of weather conditions, and converted into the number of the reference signal and the AO output.
The sensor uses FR-04 high-quality double-sided material, King Size 5.0 * 4.0CM, and with a surface of nickel plating treatment against oxidation for superior performance and longevity;
The output is in the form of digital switching outputs (0 and 1) and analog AO voltage output;Sensitivity can be adjusted via the potentiometerLED lights up when there is no rain, output is high.

Specifications:
Small board PCB size: 32mm x 14mm
Operating voltage: 3.3V-5V

How to use:
Connected to 5V power supply, the power indicator will light up.
With no water droplets, DO output is high, LED turns off.
Dropping on a drop of water, DO output is low, the indicator light switch on,Brush off the the above water droplets, has returned to output high state. . . .

Connection mode:
1, VCC: positive power supply (3-5V)
2, GND: negative one.
3, DO: TTL switching signal output
4, AO: Analog signal output

Package includes:
1 x Rain sensing board
1 x Control board
5 x 20cm Dupont Line

Magpi example
This is a nice board to add to your weather station or irrigation automation project
R29.90  Inc VAT
SparkFun weather:bit for micro:bit (3A3 weather:bit sparkfun)

The SparkFun weather:bit is a fully loaded “carrier” board for the micro:bit that, when combined with the micro:bit, provides you with a fully functional weather station.

With the weather:bit you will have access to barometric pressure, relative humidity and temperature readings. There are also connections on this carrier board to optional sensors such as wind speed, direction, rain gauge and soil readings! The micro:bit has a lot of features and a lot of potential for weather data collection.

The weather:bit connects to the micro:bit via an edge connector at the top of the board, making setup easy. This creates a handy way to swap out micro:bits for programming, while still providing reliable connections to all of the different pins on the micro:bit. SparkFun have also included serial and I2C ports on the weather:bit for optimized connectivity if you so choose.

More about micro:bit and Sparkfun available at https://youtu.be/APcshxydBYI

Features:

  • Onboard temperature, humidity, pressure and light sensor
  • Connectors for soil moisture and soil temperature
  • Connectors for wind speed, direction and rainfall gauges
  • Edge connector for easy micro:bit integration
With the weather:bit you will have access to barometric pressure, relative humidity and temperature readings. There are also connections on this carrier board to optional sensors such as wind speed, direction, rain gauge and soil readings!
R359.90  Inc VAT
MS Spare parts kit (outdoor unit) for DIY Weather Station (WH weather sensor kit)

Description:

This kit includes the sensor parts to build your own DIY weather station

Includes the below parts:


Have a look at the Rasberry Pi Foundation weather project for a wired solution to use these sensors:
https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/build-your-own-weather-station

For the brave there is a discussion on sniffing the signal from the RF sender:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=96780

And some good reading at https://rayshobby.net/wordpress/reverse-engineer-wireless-temperature-humidity-rain-sensors-part-1/
R1,399.90  Inc VAT
MS Top double mounting arm spare part for weather station (1B6 MS top mount double)
This is the top double mount arm spare part for the weather station.
It can support the below:

R109.90  Inc VAT
MS Weather Station Side mounting arm for rain gauge spare part for weather station (1B6 MS side bracket weather)
This side mounted bracket is used for the rain gauge on the weather station pole
R109.90  Inc VAT
SparkFun Photon Weather Shield (3A5 Photon weather shield)

The SparkFun Photon Weather Shield is an easy-to-use add-on board that grants you access to barometric pressure, relative humidity, and temperature. There are also connections on this shield to optional sensors such as wind speed, direction, rain gauge and soil readings!

These Weather Shields utilize the Si7021 temperature/humidity and MPL3115A2 barometric pressure sensors. Each shield comes with two RJ11 connectors (for optional hookup of rain and wind sensors) and a 3-pin soil temperature and moisture hookup. Finally, each Weather Shield can attach effectively and easily to your Photon in no time at all!

The Particle Photon is a tiny WiFi development kit for creating connected projects and products. Sporting a 120MHz ARM Cortex M3 and built-in WiFi, the Photon is not only powerful but easy to use. The small form factor is ideal for IoT projects with cloud connectivity.

Tutorial available at https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/photon-weather-shield-hookup-guide-v11?_ga=2.23032699.1516636509.1529323495-1940173922.1507527227

Features

  • Humidity/Temperature Sensor — Si7021
  • Barometric Pressure — MPL3115A2
  • Headers and Connectors Pre-Soldered
  • Compatible with the Photon and the Core

Documents

 

R659.90  Inc VAT
RJ11 breakout board (3B5 RJ11 breakout)
Please note: Soldering required

This is the SparkFun DIY RJ11 Breakout, a simple breakout board for the common 6-pin RJ11 connector as used on some of the weather station components. These little boards can easily fit the included RJ11 6-Pin Connector to work with common telephone cables etc. Each board features standard B/R/Y/G (Black/Red/Yellow/Green) labels on the top of the board to match a standard telephone wire. Additionally, each board has pin numbers on the back side that match with the pins on the connector.

This board can be used in 3 ways:
  1. Mount the header on the top of the board to use jumpers cables
  2. Mount the header on the bottom of the board to use it on a breadboard
  3. Directly solder jumper cables on the board

Can be used with the following weather station components:
Wind Speed example

This breakout kit includes:
1 x breakout board
1 x RJ11 connector
1 x 6 pin header
Perfect for your weather station components with RJ11 connectors
R49.90  Inc VAT
MS Weather Station wireless rain meter w/ thermometer, rain gauge Weather Station for in/out temperature (1B6 Rain weather station)
Details:

1).Outdoor wireless sensor (range up to 100 meter)
2) Detail display of rainfall data in 1hour, 24hour, week, month
   and total since last reset(user selectable in inch or mm) 
3) Indoor  and outdoor temperature (°F to °C)
4) Time and date with manual setting option 
5) 12 /24 hour time mode 
6) Calendar 
7) Time zone setting 
9)Time alarm    
9) Free standing

Specifications:
1) Rainfall display range: 0 to 19,999mm
2) Outdoor temperature range: -40 ~ +65°C (-40°F to +149°F)
3) Indoor temperature range: -9.9 ~ +60°C (-15.8°F to +176°F)
4) Temperature accuracy: ±1.0°C5) Power requirements:
  a) Receiver: 2 x "AA" alkaline batteries (not included)
 
b) Rain gauge: 2 x "AAA" alkaline batteries (not included)
5)Transmission range: up to 100meters( 330feet)
6) Transmission frequency: 433MHz


Package includes:
1 x Rain Gauge
1 x Receiver
1 x User Manual
2 x Screws

R479.90  Inc VAT
Junction box weather proof 190 x 150 x 75 IP66 (WH junction box 190x150x75)
  • Junction box
  • T160
  • weather proof IP66
  • 190 x 150 x 75
R129.90  Inc VAT
Junction box weather proof 110 x 110 x 55 IP66 (WH junction box 110x110x55)
  • Junction box
  • T60
  • weather proof IP66
  • 110 x 110 x 55
R59.90  Inc VAT
WS16 AS3935 2.4V to 5.5V Lightning Distance Detector sensor (1A2 lightning sensor)
Based on the AMS reference design, this is a breakout board for the AS3935 digital lightning sensor. With a specially tuned antenna, SPI or I2C interfacing and a wide 2.4V to 5.5V standard operating range, this innovative sensor is designed to interface with most current development systems and boards. This includes all of the current Arduino modules!
 
The AS3935 Franklin Lightning Detector gives you lightning detection for your next weather project. This sensor is capable of detecting lightning up to 40 km away with an accuracy of 1km to the storm front! On the product is a sensitive antenna tuned to pick up lightning events in the 500kHz band. When sensing an event the AS3935 utilizes an interrupt to the interrupt pin, distinguishes between false and real lightning events, and has a number of features to help calibrate lightning detection. For example, there are settings for detecting from indoors or detecting from outdoors, settings to change the threshold for false events, and settings to be alerted only after a certain number of lightning strikes to name a few. We've also written an Arduino Library to get you prepared for that upcoming storm!
 
The product is capable of communicating over SPI or I2C and sports a Qwiic connector for fast implementation without the need for soldering.
 
Fully Calibrated Digital Lighting Sensor AS3935 Lighting Detector Breakout Board Module SPI I2C Interface Strikes Thunder Rainstorm Storm Distance Detection Compatible for Arduino RPi
 
 
 
Features:
 
  • Wide Supply Voltage range : 2.4V - 5.5V
  • Lightning Sensing: 40 km Range with accuracy of 1km in 14 steps
  • Detects both cloud-to-ground and cloud-to-cloud flashes
  • Embedded ‘man made’ disturbance rejection algorithm
  • Programmable Detection Levels,Lightning detection thresholds are programmable (outdoor vs indoor, for example)
  • Distance to storm estimation
  • "Disturber" (false event) rejection algorithm
  • Indoor and Outdoor Settings
  • SPI and I2C Interfaces
  • Qwiic Enabled

 
 
Applications:

DIY Weather stations
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MS Weather Station Anemometer for windspeed (1B6 MS anemometer)
MS Anemometer as used in the Raspberry Pi foundation weather station project to measure windspeed.
Hack this component to form part of your weather station.

View the project details here

And some more help here

Article specific to the anemometer only
R399.90  Inc VAT
MS Professional Wireless Weather Station Touch Panel w/ Solar sensor, w/ PC interface (WH PC link weather station USB)

Product Description

Professional Weather Station with PC interface, 433Hz
Touch panel
 with stylus.
Transmitter (outdoor unit) powered by solar

Features: 
1) Touch screen panel (touch by stylus)
2) USB port for easy connection to your PC 
3) All the weather data from the base station and weather history data with user adjustable measuring intervals can be recorded and uploaded to your PC 
4) Free PC software for transfer weather data to PC 
5) Rainfall data (inches or millimeters): 1-hour, 24-hour,one week,one month and total since last reset. 
6) Wind chill and Dew point temperature display ( °F or °C) 
7)Records min. and max. wind chill and Dew point with time and date stamp 
8) Wind speed (mph, m/s, km/h, knots, Beaufort) 
9) Wind direction display with LCD compass 
10) Weather forecast tendency arrow 
11) Weather alarm modes for: a) Temperature b) Humidity c) Wind chill d) Dew point e) Rainfall f) Wind speed g) Air pressure h) Storm warning 
12) Forecast icons based on changing barometric pressure 
13) Barometric pressure (inHg or hPa) with 0.1 hPa resolution 
14) Wireless outdoor and indoor humidity (% RH) 
15) Records min. and max. humidity with time and date stamp 
16) Wireless outdoor and indoor temperature (°F or °C) 
17) Records min. and max. temperature with time and date stamp 
18) 12 or 24-hour time display 
19) Perpetual calendar 
20) Time zone setting 
21) Time alarm 
22) High light LED backlight 
23) Wall hanging or free standing 
24) Synchronized instant reception 
25) Low power consumption (over 2 years battery life for transmitter)
26) RCC function (not included on this model)
27) solar powered transmitter (outdoor unit)

 

Package includes: 
1) Receiver 
2) Four outdoor sensors: thermo hydro transmitter, wind speed sensor, wind direction sensor and rain sensor 

Specifications: 
1) Outdoor temperature range: -40.0 °C to + 65.0 °C (-40 °F to +149 °F) 
2) Indoor temperature range: 0 °C to + 50.0 °C (32 °F to +122 °F) 
3) Humidity range: 10% to 99% (1% resolution) 
4) Rain volume display: 0 - 9999mm (show OFL if outside range) 
Resolution : 0.3mm (if rain volume < 1000mm) ,1mm (if rain volume > 1000mm) 
5) Wind speed: 0~100mph (show OFL if outside range) 
6) Measuring range air pressure: 27.13inHg - 31.89inHgResolution : 0.01inHg 
7) Alarm duration : 120 sec 
8) Transmission range up to 100m (330 feet) 
9) Power consumption:
a) Receiver: 3 x AA alkaline batteries (not included)       b) Sensor: 2 x AA alkaline batteries (not included) 
10) Transmission frequency: 433MHz

R2,190.90  Inc VAT
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