How I built my weather radar

Date of publication: 25.4.2023

It's nice to be an electrical engineer Matjaž Vidmar: How I built my weather radar

"Today will be windy and very warm in the west, with a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. The heat will ease by the evening."

Matjaž Vidmar will take us through the design and construction of his own weather radar, which he installed on the roof of his house. Find out how to build it in your home workshop, develop dedicated software to detect raindrops, snow and your neighbour's house, at a semi-scientific lecture on Tuesday 16 May 2023 at 5pm in P1.

So how do I protect my car against hail? Simple. You mount two parabolic mirrors on an antenna rotator, build your own high-frequency source, separate the transmitting and receiving antennas with circulators, sample the output with a sound card, write your own Python program ... ... ... ... and forecast rainfall within a 20 km radius of your house. Simple. At least that's what it sounds like when Matjaž explains it. You're invited!

Admission is free, parking is available in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering car park after 16:30.

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