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Stevenson screen for wireless meteorological sensor

by Galto2000 May 4, 2013
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Excellent piece. What sort of pole did you use?

Thanks!

I used a 6 ft white vinyl coated closet pole from The Home Depot (brand name Kelleher)

Do you have .scad files available for this? I like this screen better than the other here on Thingiverse, but I still need to modify it some. My sensor doesn't have a hole to hang it from like yours, just a circular tab that friction fits into its own tiny screen, and I hang my current plastic-bowls-hacked-into-a-screen from the top, not mounted on a pole.

Was curious if you could possibly attach source files for these components?

I am looking at this for my outside temperature sensor. Need to think how to mount a small solar panel that I use to save batteries. could be incorporated as part of the usual double skinned top plate.

A photovoltaic cell only converts about 10% of the collected solar energy to electricity, so the remaining 90% is converted to heat. Placing a photovoltaic cell directly onto the Stevenson screen is therefore strongly discouraged as it would no longer provide a standardized environment, unless perhaps if you properly thermo-isolate it.

What I would do is create a separate component to carry your solar cell, and which you could attach to the pole (as the one shown in the first picture) beneath the Stevenson screen.