TLDR; A guy wants to know building a hardware device is alot easier or building an app for iOS/Andriod devices with Bar-o-Meter feature
I am thinking to build a Rain forecast station using Particle’s Electron(3G), SparkFun Weather Shield and Bread Circuit.
I am not sure is it easy or possible to do it? I am new in building hardware product from scratch and I don’t know how to even solder stuff together (if needed). Another issue is creating the program or logic for it.
So I hope you guys can give some advice through this post.
The rural area (Indonesia) I am testing in does not have a local weather station so the locals cannot predict when the rain is coming.
So I bought an AcuRite weather station and bar-o-meter(AcuRite 02007 Digital Weather Center) from Amazon which is designed for America so it is not working well in Asia countries like Indonesia.
I hope to build a device that can at least send a text message to 1 or more mobile phones about the weather forecast. It will be a great bonus to upload the data to the Cloud and then send emails out.
I am Information Systems guy who deals with databases, html and some Java/C# programming experience. I am based in Singapore and I like eCommerce stuff.
I am looking at this possible project as community work to help the locals to get the basic information such as when is it going to rain at their area and etc.