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GLOBE / AREN Project Wind Speed Engineering Challenge

Updated on April 3, 2019 - 12:34 PM CDT
Posted on April 3, 2019 - 12:33 PM CDT

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AREN Project Press Release

Participate in the 2019 GLOBE AREN Project Wind Speed Engineering Challenge from April 1 – May 31, 2019.  

Challenge:  Engineer a low-cost electronic or non-electronic anemometer (tool for measuring the speed of wind).

The GLOBE Program does not have a protocol for determining wind speed.  The GLOBE Program supports the AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN) Project, which utilizes kites to collect data.  In order to safely fly a kite, it is important to determine wind speed.  Whether you are flying alone or in a busy park, it is good to remember the three C’s of kite safety –Caution, Courtesy, and Common Sense.  This challenge provides the opportunity for the GLOBE community (the challenge is open to all, but all are encouraged to join the GLOBE Program) to engineer a low cost (less than $30) method of determining wind speed that could be used throughout the world.  

Awards:  One successfully engineered product will be selected as the GRAND AWARD Winner and the information will be forwarded to the GLOBE Program for consideration of a possible GLOBE Wind Speed Protocol.  In addition, 10 successfully engineered international products will be randomly selected to be recipients of an AREN Kite package.  Full challenge rules can be found on the AREN website (see below).

Details, submission and more information: