As my snowboarding trip approaches, I find myself checking Utah Snowbird's snowcam (http://www.snowbird.com/snowcam.html) a few times a day, wishing for more snow to accumulate on my favorite ski resort.
So as a fun mini-project I decided to create my own Snowbird Desk Snow Meter! The Meter displays the snow accumulated in the past 24 hours and it gets updated hourly.
As a bonus feature I setup a Twilio phone line to call and get my personalized Snowbird snow report. Click Play below to hear what I get when I call my twilio number.
Step 1: Materials
Step 2: Building the Meter
I got a logo of the resort from the site and printed it on regular paper. Then I cut out the "wings" out of colored paper. I put everything together using double sided tape.
The tricky part was building the level. I kept thinking it would have been easier to use a regular circular meter, but this would make my project look different from what I wanted. I used some toy parts to create a level system that is actuated by the servo motor. Check the pictures for details.