This is a IoT weather station project. It will be expanded and improved upon as we test and expand the project in the field.
Control Box for a NodeMCU + Light Sensor
A Stevenson Screen for DHT11 (or other) Temperature/Humidity Sensor
Joints for 22mm PVC Pipe
Solar Panel Mounting Bracket (included in updated SketchUp file)
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Supports on build plate only are required for the joints. Some tricky bridging is required for the joints — we use high fan settings to help set the PLA as fast as possible.
We used friction welding to connect many of the parts. We also used (2) 6mm x 100mm bolts and nuts for connecting the Stevenson Screen together, and (4) 3mm x 20mm bolts and nuts for the control box cover.
The nuts are put into place, and a small spot-weld using friction welding (PLA filament used in a rotary tool — the heat from the spinning filament melts the plastic and "welds" it together) to hold the nuts in place permanently.
Designed in SketchUp and exported as an .STL into Cura. The SketchUp file has been included for others to modify.