AWSoM @ Leigh Arts Trail 9-16 June
v0.0.2 > Essex Wildlife Trust "Discovery Day" 20th May 2007
With 7 Mediashed / SoSLUG members, 187 people, 12 dogs and numerous passers by experienced the first ever AWSoM event, on Two Tree Island. The weather conditions, fair but changeable, made it the perfect compliment for picnicking and listening to the everchanging AWSoM machine. All in all it was a success and we'd like to thank everyone who turned up, especially those whose hard work made it all possible.
See these pics for what you missed:
Programming :AWSoM uses to different software programmes, OWW to gather the data from the weather sensors. More info on this will follow...
Ancillary Equipment & AWSoM
Ancillary actually means secondary importance, and whilst I wouldn't call this "One Wire Weather vane" second rate it is in this case a peripheral device attached to a computer that it is intended to run on, in this case the Compaq Evo Mini Tower.
The Weather Vane can be utilised in one of many differnt ways, it could operate as a Stand alone Weather Machine, a Server or connected to a vast network of other similar Weather stations and server's to help with the National and indeed global Weather Prediction.
Recording set up for Damien
We have already done some work on the field recording aspect of the project. I have for quite a few years gone out with a mic and minidisc recorder and walked about town to record sounds and townscapes. I have used some of them in ambient songs that I have made, mainly as layers underneath the main body of the tracks.