I have made the glorious discovery that Microcenter now carries a full line of arduinos, kits, robots, model rockets, solar panels, LCDs and electronic components. They even have a windmill kit that actually produces power.
So, several things come to mind:
- I can mate the windmill to a netduino and create some sort of anemometer that sends me updates on wind speed (or at the very least, something that sends me updates on average RPM)
- Arduino + Rocket = Altitude meter, accelerometer
- Wifi beacon? Something that’s basically a walled garden that anyone can connect to and leave a note, like a bulletin board or something.
- Motion sensor?
So, what should I make?