This solid-state design wind speed meter (anemometer) uses ultrasonic techniques and has no moving parts and does not need calibrating. It is intended for sports-type activities, such as track events, sailing, hang-gliding, kites and model aircraft flying, to name but a few. It can even be used to monitor conditions in your garden.
The probe is pointed in the direction from which the wind is blowing and the speed is displayed on an LCD display.
It is based on the project published in Everyday Practical Electronics. We have made a few minor design changes (see documentation for details).Specifications
|Units of measurement||metres per second|
feet per second
kilometres per hour
miles per hour
|Resolution||Nearest tenth of a metre|
|Range||Zero to 50mph approx.|
|Supply||9Vdc - PP3 battery (Order Code 656.020)|
|Dimensions||~ 50 x 83 x 30 mm|
|Board connections||Solder pads|
|Product Format||SELF-ASSEMBLY Electronic Kit (KT) Product Formats Info|