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New from HiTechnic: a Barometric Sensor


HiTechnic have released a new sensor: a barometric sensor that can also measure temperature! If you ever wanted to make your own weather station, then this is perfect for the job!

It measures the pressure in 1/1000th of an inch of Mercury, which can easily be converted other units like Pascal and PSI. The temperature is measured in 1/10th degrees Celcius.

I already have a driver and test program for it and I’ll be sure to release it very shortly with the next version of the driver suite.

You know, if you were to combine this sensor with the Angle Sensor, you could put some of those excavator scoops on and make an anemometer to complete the weather station!  Just be sure to keep it out of the rain.

About Xander

Xander Soldaat is a Software Engineer and former Infrastructure Architect. He loves building and programming robots. He recently had the opportunity to turn his robotics hobby into his profession and has started working for Robomatter, the makers of ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Words.