Beaufort, who?

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How can you measure the speed of something that you can’t see?

How is wind speed measured?

Build this Beaufort Wind Indicator.

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It’ll show you the speed of the wind and tell you if it’s safe to fly a drone or a kite, play volleyball or have a party outside.

If you have enough time, build your own design.

Try this program.

SPIKE Life Hacks Windspeed Step03-Program en-gb
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Enter the name of a city and play the program in order to see what happens.

Make the Wind Indicator show you the wind speed.

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Divide the scale into 2 parts:

  • If it’s windy, move to yellow
  • else, move to blue

Make your Wind Indicator more precise.

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Now extend your program to increase the precision of your scale by dividing it into 4 parts.

Where’s the wind coming from?

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Add a function to display wind direction.

Evaluate your performance. 

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Think about what you’ve done well and how you could improve for next time.

Now you can see the wind!