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by danochicagoevents on Thu May 05, 2016 11:18 am

Dear Adafruit, I recently purchased the Anemometer Wind Speed Sensor w/ Analog Voltage Output....Call me stupid, but how do I read the wind speed?? Is there something that should have come with it or that i should have ordered to get some type of read out??
Novice here

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Re: Anemomter

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu May 05, 2016 11:26 am

The voltage will be proportional to the wind speed: It will range from 0.4V (0 m/s wind) up to 2.0V (for 32.4m/s wind speed). Most people connect them to an analog pin on an Arduino or similar microcontroller board. From there you can control a display, or send the data to your computer.

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Re: Anemomter

by danochicagoevents on Thu May 05, 2016 11:30 am

What is an Arduino??? Shouldn't this have come with something??

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Re: Anemomter

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu May 05, 2016 11:45 am

What is an Arduino???

An Arduino is a popular microcontroller development board. It is commonly used as a development platform for for small electronics projects.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arduino
https://www.adafruit.com/products/50

Shouldn't this have come with something??

Like most sensors, it is suitable for use as an input to a controller of some sort. Most people combine these with temperature, humidity and/or barometric sensors to build weather stations, using an Arduino or Raspberry Pi.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi

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