Waking Wind is a webservice with realtime weatherdata for windsportmen. The slogan “real-time wind data from anywhere to everywhere” describes the focus of easy data retrieval even from the most abandoned places as well as the easy access to the data on-the-go.
This project was created during the summer semester 2013 at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart. I created this project together with my fellow student Thorsten Schaeff.
Our goal was it to create a realtime weather service for wind sportsmen in egypt. Often, these people live far away from the surf spot without access to accurate wind speed data.
My task was to create a cheap receiver for a wireless weather station with an interface to a pc to collect and save the data. This task seems to be easy at first, but I ended up to reverse engineer the whole protocol of the weather station, read a lot about wireless protocols and learn quite a lot! (Even more because this was only my second Project I created using Microcontrollers and electronics. A complete report of the results can be found here [German version only]
The final product features the outside station of a cheap weather station, the custom receiver, a RaspberryPi to collect the data and send it to the Webserver, a Website and a Mobile App for Android that let you set an Alarm and notifies you as soon as the windspeed exceeds a set threshold.