Richard Hayler

Senior Programme Manager, Community and Development – 3 posts

Richard runs our Citizen Science programme, including the Weather Station project. He’s an engineer who’s easily distracted by comics, music, rugby, and LEGO. His quest to combine them into a single activity is ongoing.

As we head into 2018 and start looking forward to longer days in the Northern hemisphere, I thought I’d take a look back at last year’s weather using data from Raspberry Pi Oracle Weather Stations. One of the great things about the kit is that as well as uploading all its readings to the shared … Continue reading →
Since we launched the Oracle Weather Station project, we’ve collected more than six million records from our network of stations at schools and colleges around the world. Each one of these records contains data from ten separate sensors — that’s over 60 million individual weather measurements! Weather data collection Having lots of data covering a … Continue reading →
As everyone knows, one of the problems with the weather is that it can be difficult to predict a long time in advance. In the UK we’ve had stormy conditions for weeks but, of course, now that I’ve finished my lightning detector, everything has calmed down. If you’re planning to make scientific measurements of a … Continue reading →