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KIBLIX 2022 Pre-event / Workshops: Weather House

07.04.2022 15:00

KIBLIX 2022 Pre-event / Workshops: Weather House
7–9 April 2022, 3–6 p.m.

How to connect a birdhouse and a weather station? How to create an online weather station? You are kindly invited to a three-day Weather House workshop, led by architect and teacher Lovrenc Košenina. The workshop will take place from 7 to 9 April 2022 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the KIBLA PORTAL (Valvasorjeva 40).

In the workshop you will learn about the basics of meteorology and technical tools for capturing various atmospheric indicators. You will also learn about handicraft by making a wooden birdhouse as well as installing and programming Arduino IOT devices. Finally, you will set up your own Linux server that will collect and record data in a database, plot it locally on a website via the open source Node-RED program and share it online via the Weather Underground portal.

The workshop will be held in three parts: assembling and mounting the sensors; building the birdhouse and microcontroller; and programming the server to publish the collected data. The weather station you will build during the workshop will be placed on the KIBLA PORTAL.

You can register until 6 April 2022 at Participation is free of charge.

Lovrenc Košenina is an architect, teacher and maker. He works in the fields of formal and informal education in contemporary research arts, informatics and mechatronics. He holds a Master's degree from the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana; the title of his thesis is Postdigital Architecture: Conceptual Design of an Architectural Laboratory in the Area of Tobačna Ljubljana. He has worked in several architectural studios such as Maja Farol, Kubus, Prima, Naris, Rdeča raketa, Plusminus30 and LUZ, as well as in art and other institutions such as Kersnikova Institute, Ljudmila, KonS, Bass production, Tiporenesanasa, La Dolce Vita, Creativity studio and others.

The workshops are part of informal educational program, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Maribor.