How to build a weather station box
15 March 2022
With your weather station box, you can study changes in climate, rainfall, wind speed, direction, temperature, humidity, radiation and its effects, atmospheric chemistry, and pollution. You can now be aware of what is going on in your atmosphere. You can monitor the atmosphere with the help of self-made instruments. You could choose to build one if you cant buy one. It may sound not very easy, but there are steps you can take to build a weather station box
- A powered cutter( 40W or more)
- Wood, or plastic
- Waterproof glue or Clear packing tape
- 12 hobby clamps, threads
- Paper towels
A homemade weather station box is not durable as the ones in the stores, but making a protective exterior box can save you much, such as wood-plastic. It is designed for good air to pass through to prevent water, sunlight, and moisture from entering the system. If not done so, it can affect readings. An excellent screen to display is another step in making an exterior box.
SLATS /LOUVRES/ SHUTTER
How many louvers do you want to make? Drill the holes for it. Evenly cut louvers using your laser cutter. These layers will help to get the moisture out of the box. Now attach it with a board.
It is done by weaving the louvers into the cutouts, like weaving baskets. Make sure all the cutouts are filled with shutters
STICKING THE LOUVRES
Now stick the louvers with a few paper towels down with the glue. Smear the blank louver side and make sure it’s well covered with cement. You do it for all the sides and let it dry. It would take a day.
DETAILING OF THE BOX
After all the sides are prepared, prepare for the bottom, roof, and frame for the assembled louvers. You will require a Drill set, Six inches of 2 x 2 board, A ¼-inch thickness of 12 x 40 plywood, screws, White primer paint, White glass paint, Silicone sealer
TOP AND BOTTOM
Now cut the wood into two 12 x 12 inches blocks of wood for the top and base of the station box. Assemble the blocks
PLACE FRAMES TOGETHER
Take the framework and the louver sections and place them together. You will want three louver sections attached on the right, left, and back of the box. The top and bottom should be the 12 x 12 inches cutouts, and the frames can then be drilled together.
SEALING AND PAINTING
After attaching all the pieces, seal the exterior with a weather-resistant coating. Use water-resistant glue spray with primer paint and white glass paint. Coat it with a silicone sealer.
Place the sensor inside a 2×2-inch board secure it to the middle of the box.
It was one method; you could make it from your own choice of material with a different process.